The vehicles made from the late 50's to early 70's are some of the best looking cars in American history. Some of our favorites of this era come from the Ford Motor Company. It must not be just us that thinks this since the kits we offer for this application are some of our best sellers. Therefore, we thought we would take a look at the Legend Series Disc Brake Conversion Kits that we offer for the 1957 -1972 Full-Size Fords.
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Spring is here and that means getting your hot rod back out. Yeah, we know some of you live in a climate that you drive your classic 52 weeks out of the year. We’ll admit it, we are jealous. When bringing the car out of storage, there are some things that need to be checked and some maintenance that needs to be performed within the brake system.
As a company, we recently finished a complete re-design of our Ford and Chevrolet Truck Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kits. We were so pleased with the results, we decided to look at what could be done with the kits we offer for the car applications as well. Upon further investigation, we realized a complete do-over was in order for these as well. Just like the truck kits, we didn’t want to make changes just to make changes. We wanted something better and we wanted more!
Because we are gear heads, we take every chance to look under the hoods during car shows and swap meets. One of our guys just got back from a big show and he was surprised by how a mistake he saw so many times.
To use his words, “How could something like this be wrong on so many vehicles?”
People who are helping diagnose certain brake problem conditions - in particular a hard brake pedal - often suggest that you measure the vacuum pressure. The advice will sometimes mention that your engine must produce more than 18” of vacuum to give that nice easy pedal feel. In fact, we just provided that explanation in our recent Tech Talk article on diagnosing causes of a hard brake pedal.