MoPar Brake Upgrade Options?

Discussion in 'Brakes for your Classic Mopar' started by D_Matheson, Jun 8, 2018.

IF this package existed, would anyone be interested in it?

  1. YES!

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  2. Maybe... How much?

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  3. Nope

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  4. This already exists you bonehead!

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  1. AndyF

    AndyF Well-Known Member

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    If you pick up a copy of my B body book (available on Amazon) you'll find a bunch of custom brake stuff. I think I did about 3 chapters worth of brake stuff in that book. Almost all of it applies to A body cars since most of the front end stuff interchanges between A, B and E body cars.
     
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      Ok cool. I'll look for that book and I'll put FMJ cars on my wrecking yard watch list for the spindles, but everytime I find a '73 up Mopar with disc brakes, it seems that's always the first to get salvaged.
       
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      Hey man, any more updates?
       
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      What would be the best Willwood master cylinder to use on a 1968 cuda with front disks and drum rears
       
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      I reached out for quotes on the hubs. But, by the time you buy the calipers, rotors, and then have the hubs and caliper adapters machined, it would actually be cheaper to buy a nice radial mount Wilwood caliper, make a radial mount adapter, then use the stock hub/rotor. I think the kit I designed would work well! I just think I can get equal stopping power for less going the Wilwood route.

      The machining costs were so high because I was only ordering enough for one kit. I think I could get reasonable quotes on the machining if I was doing a larger production run, but so few seemed interested in it that it would be a big risk for me. Not worth it at this time. For now, I might just keep moving with the Rally Cuda project without a major front brake upgrade and circle back to this later.
       
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      Not power brakes? Wilwood #260-13375 (15/16" bore). They are nice, but I really dislike the way they use 4 very tiny (and leaky) screws to hold the cover on. Don't forget, you'll need the 2-bolt to 4-bolt adapter plate, and also an adjustable pushrod.
       
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      What in your opinion is the best non power master cylinder to use for a 1968 440 cuda disc and drum combo with firewall headers
       
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      This works very well: Mopar Aluminum Master Cylinder Kit

      Go with the 15/16" bore for less pedal effort.

      I'm using the 1 1/32" bore but I can tell you it does require a bit of pedal effort. Not a big deal to me, because I have strong legs.
       
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      Sorry to hear that!