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Techical Discussions => General Tech- - BRAKES => Topic started by: Bob on December 04, 2013, 09:16:18 PM

Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Bob on December 04, 2013, 09:16:18 PM





Thanks ahead
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Jacques on December 04, 2013, 11:24:32 PM
I don' think any factory-stuff will fit without engineering from your side.

Maybe AAJ-brakes has something? His system is based on OEM-parts, although it is my understanding that he uses the small 10 3/4" discs, which is nice if you have 14" wheels but pretty small on a heavy car like an Imperial. Although I have heard mixed reactions to his aftersales service and (lack of) communication. But since you are us-based, its probably easier to give him a call.
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Snotty on December 05, 2013, 09:57:56 AM
Are your rims the 5x5 pattern as was the case with '60s Imps?  If so, if you swap to disks that re not typical for Imperial you will need to change your wheels too.  If they are 5x5, yo will also have to swap the real axles to go to 5x4.5" wheels.
Something to think about if they are the larger bolt pattern.
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Bob on December 05, 2013, 12:36:49 PM
This car is going road tripping
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: dana44 on December 05, 2013, 01:04:57 PM
Sounds like a pretty good plan.
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Steve on December 05, 2013, 01:16:01 PM
Talk to Roger at www.aajbrakes.com (http://www.aajbrakes.com)   Tell him I said Yo

Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Bob on December 05, 2013, 05:22:19 PM
Thanks Steve!
Is the booster easily rebuilt?
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Jacques on December 05, 2013, 09:59:06 PM
Quote from: Snotty
Are your rims the 5x5 pattern as was the case with '60s Imps? 
57-66 Imperials had 5*5.5 bolt pattern

[/QUOTE]Sounds good, keep us posted on your project!
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Bob on December 08, 2013, 11:57:02 AM
After a pile of prodding from a friend in Finland & finding out that the majority of the options that my car has are found on a LeBarron & not a Crown so much & in his opinion is quite rare
My brake & wheel upgrade will consist of custom made semi metallic linings


I'm BulletBob over there  the post is "my Big car is closer to home"

Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Steve on December 08, 2013, 04:19:36 PM
I was wondering if Roger has a bracket and adapter kit that would use a later Imp Rotor.  
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Jacques on December 08, 2013, 10:11:00 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I was wondering if Roger has a bracket and adapter kit that would use a later Imp Rotor.  
Later Imperial-rotors are not sold new either.
I think it was the plan to go to 5*4.5" bolt pattern? Best bet is to adapt a Chrysler-rotor for the larger diameter bearings (or use some other OEM-rotor from e.g. Ford as these have 5*4.5 as well) and use a custom-made bracket for the caliper.
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Steve on December 09, 2013, 09:21:46 AM
Could change the bolt pattern by swapping out the rear axles with 4.5".  Then all the wheels are the same and he can do rear disc too.
Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Jacques on December 09, 2013, 10:28:12 PM
Indeed Steve!

Depending on brake performance goals, even larger rotors/calipers could be considered. That would require larger wheels, and that would improve handling as well.

Title: Disc brakes?
Post by: Steve on December 10, 2013, 12:00:31 PM
He could probably use one from a Chrysler too