Article submitted by Mark Williams
Photography by Stacy Williams of Twin
Kit installed is
Street or Track's 13" Front Disk Brake Kit for DRUM spindles
Below is the install of the kit on my fastback. It is a very easy and
straight forward process. Obviously the first thing you need to do is get the
front of the car off the ground and remove the wheels and tires. Make sure to
use a good set of jack stands.
Next completely remove all existing drum components from the spindles. I left
the backing plate and hose attached to keep the system from draining.
Now you are ready to begin the install.
Everything you need is supplied in the kit along with some of the best
instructions you will ever find
The brackets for the kit are fully CNC machined and are works of art. They mate
flawlessly with the spindles.
Now it's time to install the hubs.
Make sure to pack the bearings with good quality grease. I used Mobil1
Slide the new hubs onto the spindle.
Tighten the retaining nut and insert the cotter pin.
Seat the dust cap with a rubber mallet.
Once this is done slide one of the hub-centric adapter shims over the snout of
the hub with the larger O.D. toward the hub.
Now you can mount the rotors.
Calipers are next. I went with the snazzy Ford light blue.
Torque the caliper retaining bolts to 100 ft-lbs.
Once this is done remove your old brake lines and install the new braided lines.
Now it's time to bleed the system and get the wheels and tires back on.
They fill the wheels up quite nicely !
The difference in braking performance is nothing short of phenomenal. The car
stops straight and in much shorter distances. The brakes are easily modulated
and give great feed back through the pedal.
I could not be happier