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Old 01-04-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
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Suppose one wants to swap the drums for rotors, and one is not very knowledgeable on the subject of brakes. Is it a simple swap? Is it just dismantle the drum then fabricate a bracket to hold the caliper then just bolt on the rotor and bleed it then you're good to go? Is my theory close? I did a rear brake check (visual) to check my shoes' thickness, and I can't remember how it'* set up in the back (boltwise, clearances etc)

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You need to find a hub upgrade for the rear to accomodate the calipers. So find another hub that will bolt right up to a Bville, and you're in business (good luck on that one).

If your parking brake 'slips' when applied, your PB or rear drums are simply out of adjustment or pad material. Adjust/fix.

Fantastic88, if you knew how I drive, you wouldn't have asked how well ceramic pads and Powerslots work. I'm more abusive than most. Remember I ran the first set of RSM slotted 'test' rotors for the Bonneville. I warped them in 3 months.
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sickening but true..
Bill, didnt you say in 04 at the meet your brake fluid was practically boiling at the end of the track..?
Now thats brake abuse lol
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Ceramics it is then.
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Don't start a competition to see who can warp the brakes the fastest or blow the tranny to bits the fastest. I mean, there'* no proof that Fanastic warped the brakes in 3 weeks, or Willwren warped fancy-schmancy brakes in three months. I have a bit of doubt but that is not the point. The point is, is the rear disc conversion feasible?

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Don't start a competition to see who can warp the brakes the fastest or blow the tranny to bits the fastest. I mean, there'* no proof that Fanastic warped the brakes in 3 weeks, or Willwren warped fancy-schmancy brakes in three months. I have a bit of doubt but that is not the point. The point is, is the rear disc conversion feasible?

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No, it is the "supercharge an L36" project of brakes.
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Don't start a competition to see who can warp the brakes the fastest or blow the tranny to bits the fastest. I mean, there'* no proof that Fanastic warped the brakes in 3 weeks, or Willwren warped fancy-schmancy brakes in three months. I have a bit of doubt but that is not the point. The point is, is the rear disc conversion feasible?

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Fuel, I think YOU missed the point. The question was asked (paraphrased):

"How well do slotted/ceramic hold up?" My driving style was given as an indication of that setup'* durability.

This isn't a pissing match, so please don't make it out to be one.
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To this date, I have not experienced any brake problems or fading. I run cryogenically treated SP drilled rotors with Raybestos Ceramic pads and also run the Raybestos Sure Stop shoes P/N 636NR, with Raybestos with Raybestos PG Drums. The Raybestos Sure Stop lining is the same they use for Police Cars and similar high abuse vehicles. I had the front rotors, drums, pads and shoes cryogenically (Frozen) treated. I also replaced all the drum hardware with new Raybestos hardware too.

Another option would be to contact Praise Dyno Brake and get a quote for some Ceramic Lined brake shoes. They make them for early cars and I have seen many Musclecars run their stuff and stop as they had disc brakes. Their website is:
http://www.praisedynobrake.com
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Willwren, I'm not making it into a pissing match. I haven't even implied that I one-upped you or anything.

I'm sorry if I misspoke

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I forgot to ask you Bill, how long have you had the Powerslot rotars now and where do you get them?
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