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Ebay front disc conversion kit
#1
Has anyone seen or used this front conversion kit?

Any thoughts on it? 

It looks like its using original style calipers with a funky plate backing plate and caliper bracket.  The ad says it was specifically made to clear 14" Drum brake wheels.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1971-1972-...:rk:1:pf:0

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(11-16-2018, 02:10 PM)jowens1126 Wrote: Has anyone seen or used this front conversion kit?

Any thoughts on it? 

It looks like its using original style calipers with a funky plate backing plate and caliper bracket.  The ad says it was specifically made to clear 14" Drum brake wheels.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1971-1972-...:rk:1:pf:0

 No idea as to quality of these, but the SSBC 4 piston kit for drum conversion also fits 14" wheels and without changing the spindles. I run them with Magnum 500 without any issue. I ran these without a power booster for 4 years before I added the booster. Again no issue with poor braking. More expensive, but at least you know what you have. There are lots of good conversion product on the market. Don't jump at the first you see. Your life may depend on it.
The pics with ancient machines, (not saying ancient machines aren't still good, had to use them for years!!) make me wonder if these are more "home made" than top notch products. Just my thought on it, but your choice.
Geoff.

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#3
Looks like GM calipers. I would question the no name company's "engineering" and more importantly their ability to stand behind it in the event of a failure.

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(11-16-2018, 04:45 PM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: Looks like GM calipers.  I would question the no name company's "engineering" and more importantly their ability to stand behind it in the event of a failure.
 Jeff,
 I can't comment on the GM calipers, but I took another look at the pictures. Those mounting brackets look scary to me, way too thin.

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#5
yea the thin mounting brackets were what caught my eye as well. Looks pretty shady. But hey, they are cheap.

lol

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#6
Backing plate/brackets would probably be fine, looks like they are 1/4" thick or so, with a thin 16ga or so dust shield.

IMO, for that money you can buy a set of original spindles and all new components. Saves the hodge-podge of parts sourcing in the future.


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As always, "You get what you pay for"
Do yourself and go with the OEM parts !!!!
Thanks, Jay
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(11-17-2018, 09:48 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: IMO, for that money you can buy a set of original spindles and all new components. Saves the hodge-podge of parts sourcing in the future.

+1, my thoughts, too.

Not only that, it's obvious from the guy's business name that he is a Chevy guy, what does he know about our cars?

Contact OMS Don or MotorCity Mike and see what they can do for you. West Coast Classic Cougar is another possibility.



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#9
Here's some more possibilities
http://www.raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod/diskbrakes.html



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#10
I actually found a member selling the whole front disc brake system.

I am still on the look out for a original Disc Brake Pedal and bracket.

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