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  • 71 Dart disc brake conversion

    I am considering buying a 71 Dart with factory non-power drum brakes The plan is to take it on Hot Rod Power tour and I would like to upgrade brakes. What are my options? I don't want to change bolt pattern, I have done this on another project and I know what parts etc. are needed for that conversion.

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    I read a lot of good stuff about the Scarebird conversions.. Might be something to look into..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by craigb
      I am considering buying a 71 Dart with factory non-power drum brakes The plan is to take it on Hot Rod Power tour and I would like to upgrade brakes. What are my options? I don't want to change bolt pattern, I have done this on another project and I know what parts etc. are needed for that conversion.

      Well, I can't help on the conversion, but, if you wish to refurbish your existing brake system, I have a NOS Raybestos master cylinder for your car, purchased for a 1971 Duster 340 with 4 wheel drums; never used, still in box. Raybestos p/n MC 36308.

      I would highly recommend checking/replacing all of the steel lines and rubber hoses, as well as checking the drums, linings, and replacing the wheel cylinders......BUT.....you sound like you already knew that.....


      Anyway, the drums on that car are serviceable, UNLESS this is a 6 cylinder car with 9" drums.....they are garbage!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by craigb
        I am considering buying a 71 Dart with factory non-power drum brakes The plan is to take it on Hot Rod Power tour and I would like to upgrade brakes. What are my options? I don't want to change bolt pattern, I have done this on another project and I know what parts etc. are needed for that conversion.
        I may have most of the parts for small bolt pattern disc brakes. I converted my Demon to 4.5" when it was restored. I'll have to look and see for sure what I have if you're interested in them.
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        • #5
          Get something like this and be done. all you need is some fittings and flex lines.
          http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...dge/model/dart

          think I had to get a fitting to 3an and the braided lines.
          http://www.manciniracing.com/brliadfi.html


          http://www.manciniracing.com/brakes.html

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          • #6
            Rear disks
            http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...dge/model/dart

            course to change rear bolt pattern you need to change axles but lots of reasonably priced axles out there now.

            5 on 4 ?? amd 5 on 4.5 available.
            http://www.manciniracing.com/834reax.html

            http://www.summitracing.com/int/sear...7%2B4294941466

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