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steve sclafani

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« on: January 27, 2010, 02:02:55 PM »

Went for a spin in the Desoto today to pick up some parts for the Fury. Thought it'd be a good day to give the beast some exercise; what with snow probably cooming this weekend.
 
The brakes were totally rebuilt last year, rebuilt cylinders, new shoes, lines ,master cylinder rebuilt. They've been adjusted within a c**nts-hair, more than once, and occassionally pull top the left. Sometimes when the're cold the fronts locks until they get warmed or pumped a few times. I hear about you guys with your newer C-Bodies doing these easy disc brake conversions. I want to be able to use my wheels, which accomidate my OEM wheelcovers.
Any info is appreciated.
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 03:28:29 PM »


There's a disc brake conversion for FLs somebody is selling on eBay,
but can't vouch for it... the Center Plane drum brakes on these cars
are somewhat notorious for persnickety-ness, and for difficulty in
removing the brake drums... you'll need an industrial sized puller and
a big "hot wrench"!

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 06:01:07 PM »

As I said to you earlier tonight Steve
 
www.AAJBrakes.com    I've done about 10 of the kits.  It's a tried and proven design.
 
Tell Roger I sent you and said YO.  I'll help Pete put them in.  Piece-o-cake.
 
Beer and crumb cake.  What a combo. . . . . .
 
If you convert that to power brakes. you'll need to get a bolt down top master.  A real PITA to fill
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 06:59:00 PM »


www.AAJBrakes.com    I've done about 10 of the kits.  It's a tried and proven design.
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Thanks for the link Steve.  With the basic kit does it come with a parts list for the rest of the parts?

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 06:45:19 AM »

I forget Brian. . .   He had several layers of kits.  It's been a few years since I bought one
 
I did a complete front and rear conversion on 2 cars.  The kits are simple and bolt in. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 09:02:31 AM »

You will need to locate an old-styled brake puller for the back drums.  I have one, but we're on two different coasts.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 02:12:27 PM »


I just posted a sort of 'tech' on how I put discs on my '62 Chrysler NewYorker Wagon.
Granted I had some parts to play with already from a previous disc-conversion, so this made things slightly easier for me.
I also was set of having 11.75" rotors, which I think are mandatory on a heavy wagon AND my drivingstyle ;) This does mean I have no choice but to mount 15" wheels.

-> http://www.bigblockmopar.nl/site/2010/01/1962-chrysler-wagon-discbrake-conversion/


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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 03:17:43 PM »

15" wheels on FL cars are a good thing, the ONLY reason they put 14s on
was to make the cars look lower, which was a big deal in 1957 when they
first went to the 14s.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 07:58:17 PM »



Quote from: Snotty
You will need to locate an old-styled brake puller for the back drums.  I have one, but we're on two different coasts.

why not use your teleporter?
just make sure the fly doesn't get in there this time, we all know how bad THAT can go.....
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 09:36:45 AM »

firedome, low is good... 8)






Actually, my '57 has Wilwood brakes on front.
I wouldn't buy it myself as a kit because of the expense, but it was one of the reasons I actually bought the car.




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