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Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
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Posted - 04 Mar 2017 :  11:45:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Performance Drum Brakes.
http://www.musclecarbrakes.com/index.html


Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.

Edited by - Blued and Painted on 04 Mar 2017 2:44:03 PM
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5416 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2017 :  12:09:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was looking at those, thinking about putting on the rear of my 69 gto since it's a very stock restored car and i don't want to make big changes like rear disc. With A/C and auto i have the idle bumped up a few hundred RPMS so it's always fighting slightly more against the brakes at stop lights and whatnot.
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Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
3503 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2017 :  2:56:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like 100 bucks for one axle just shoes.
Make a premium shoe set look pretty good.

The full kit price is not to bad.
http://www.musclecarbrakes.com/stage36472gto.html



Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.

Edited by - Blued and Painted on 04 Mar 2017 3:04:55 PM
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
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Posted - 04 Mar 2017 :  7:50:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm curious about the larger wheel cylinders and if it really stops better with less effort.
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5416 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2017 :  7:52:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was thinking the shoe, spring, wheel cyl kit for like $178:

http://www.musclecarbrakes.com/bib6472gto.html
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Cobrabill
Talking Dog

Aruba
3146 Posts

Posted - 30 Dec 2017 :  07:52:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Changing wheel cylinder bore size changes the bias. Don't do it. Aluminum drums and a good set of shoes will be all you need. Disc out back are point-less,un-less you track the car.

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Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
3503 Posts

Posted - 30 Dec 2017 :  10:25:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh snap, a CB sighting.
Yes, leave the brake bias up to the engineers
The only time I changed wheel cylinder size was on a recall for a very narrow VIN range on some Jap beaters.

Hi brake effort, if not a vacuum booster problem, is normally caused by
Over heated or cheap friction material.
Drums and rotors glassed over or cut past minimum thickness causing overheating.
Blocked rear brake hose or stuck rear wheel cylinders.

Changing brake components just to fill up the empty space behind the 18 inch wheels can lead to headaches. JMO.




Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.

Edited by - Blued and Painted on 30 Dec 2017 10:28:07 AM
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