62 Cutlass Spindle conversion

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  • #13716

    captiannapalm
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    Any thoughts of an offset m\c?

    #13717

    oaklyss
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    These cars only weigh 2700 lbs, There is really not reason to go 5 lug. Plenty of nice wheels. If you rebuild the brakes properly, the stock drums are more then sufficient. I never had a need for disc brakes. These are rare cars and imho should be left stock

    #13727

    joe_padavano
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    [quote quote=13716]Any thoughts of an offset m\c?[/quote]

    Why do you need an “offset” M/C? I thought we covered the M/C options back in August.

    #13728

    captiannapalm
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    so i dont mess with cutting the shock brace

    #13731

    joe_padavano
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    [quote quote=13728]so i dont mess with cutting the shock brace[/quote]

    Why can’t you use the Fairmont M/C as discussed previously in this thread? Ports are on the side away from the brace. No cutting required.

    #13732

    62cutlassconvert
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    I now have driving time on my Fairmont M/C with manual brakes and disc conversion up front, same M/C as Joe’s, and although it’s a long pedal I find it very acceptable with easy modulation and good stopping. No brace cutting needed, slight movement/grinding of the current relief for the M/C in the unibody frame flange, NBD.

    #13742

    captiannapalm
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    You also mentioned long pedal.

    #13754

    62cutlassconvert
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    Yes, long pedal, works good.
    If you want get a Baer Racing “Remaster” MC. It’s short, ports on both sides, comes 15/16, 1″ , and 1 1/16″, billet alum, in colors, no brainer fit, larger bore will shorten pedal, and it’s about $400.

    #13758

    joe_padavano
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    Keep in mind that a larger bore increased pedal force requirements for a given braking force.

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