Muscle Car Brake Upgrades How to Design, Select, and Install 9781613252710
Muscle Car Brake Upgrades How to Design, Select, and Install 9781613252710

Muscle Car Brake Upgrades How to Design, Select, and Install

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Muscle Car Brake Upgrades

How to Design, Select, and Install

Livre en anglais de Bobby Kimbrough

Details how to select, install, and calibrate high-performance aftermarket brake systems specifically for your classic muscle car.

This book delivers detailed step-by-step instructions and photos so you can confidently install an aftermarket high-performance brake system, such as a kit from Wilwood, Baer, CCP, and others on a variety of muscle cars.

Pages : 144

Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)

Format : Paperback / softback

Illustrations : 332 color photos

Publisher : CarTech

ISBN : 9781613252710

 

Muscle Car Brake Upgrades

How to Design, Select, and Install

Livre en anglais de Bobby Kimbrough

Details how to select, install, and calibrate high-performance aftermarket brake systems specifically for your classic muscle car.

Other brake system books cover all cars and all applications, but this book is dedicated to muscle cars only! With this volume, you can follow detailed, thorough, step-by-step procedures to install systems on a variety of popular muscle cars from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors.

As a result, you will have a car with brakes on par with the handling and horsepower of modified cars today.

Many 1960s and 1970s muscle cars still carry the outdated and rudimentary OEM drum or underpowered stock disc/drum brake systems.

These hinder handling agility and stopping performance, and they are a subpar safety system. Muscle cars are meant to be driven aggressively, and the brake system needs to match the performance of the drivetrain.

The fundamentals of system design, operation, and component function are clearly explained so you understand all principles, equipment, and available kits. With this knowledge, you can select the best brake system for your car and application. However, selecting the right equipment is just the first step.

This book delivers detailed step-by-step instructions and photos so you can confidently install an aftermarket high-performance brake system, such as a kit from Wilwood, Baer, CCP, and others on a variety of muscle cars.

Covered are aftermarket brake conversions for factory size 14- to 15-inch wheels as well as installs for 16- to 20-inch wheels. You are shown how to select individual components and install master cylinders, steel-braided brake lines, calipers, rotors, and proportioning valves. Whether you're driving a high-performance street, Pro Touring, autocross, drag racing, or road racing car, these brake system installs dramatically increase performance and safety.

Pages : 144

Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)

Format : Paperback / softback

Illustrations : 332 color photos

Publisher : CarTech

ISBN : 9781613252710

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Muscle Cars and Brakes 
A Brief History of Muscle Cars 
Theory of Braking Systems 
Stability, Steering, and Stopping Distance 
Engineering Details of Braking Performance 
Force Conversions 
How Upgrades Affect Vehicle Performance 
Modern Braking Performance Versus High Performance 
 
Chapter 2: Components and Their Functions 
Brake Pedal and Assembly 
Brake Fluid and Hydraulics 
Master Cylinder 
Power Assist 
Brake Lines 
Brake Valves 
Residual Valves 
Types of Automotive Hydraulic Brakes 
Drum Brakes 
Disc Brakes 
Brake Lining Materials 
Parking Brake 
Brake Light Switches 
 
Chapter 3: General Brake Upgrade Overview 
OEM Conversions 
Aftermarket Conversions 
Wheel Fit and Tires 
Caliper Types 
Brake Rotor Choices 
Application Selection 
Power or Manual Brakes 
Creating Braking Force with Calipers and Master Cylinders 
Research 
The Final Selection 
 
Chapter 4: GM Brake Conversion: Budget-Friendly Upgrade 
Beat the Drums 
Discs 
Rotors 
Calipers 
Brake Pads 
Rear Disc Upgrades 
Rear Brake Install 
Front Brake Install
 
Chapter 5: Ford Disc Brake Conversion: Street/Strip Upgrade 
Vehicle Interchanges/Crossovers 
Grenada Front Brake Swap on Mustang 
Ford Disc Brake Calipers 
OEM-Style Front Rotors 
OEM Master Cylinders, Power Units, Proportioning Valves 
Aftermarket Conversions 
High-Performance 1968 Ford Torino Big Brake Upgrade 
Rear Axle Brake Kit
 
Chapter 6: Mopar Brake Conversion: Pro Touring Upgrade 
Chrysler’s Muscle Car Brake Systems 
The Baer Brakes Upgrade 
The Rear Brake System 
Don’t Forget the Master Cylinder 
 
Chapter 7: Picking a System and Getting It Done 
Deciding on Your Brake System 
Research Options 
Developing and Executing a Build Strategy 
Routine After-Assembly Test 
Breaking in the Brake Pads and Rotors 
Post Bedding-In Inspection 
The Last Word 
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