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Old 08 Apr 2005, 11:48 pm
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Default REAR DRUM BRAKE TO DISC UPGRADE

I have ordered the rear axle with disc brakes from a 2002 PT and will be getting it installed. Has anyone upgraded their rear drums to disc? if so do I have to change oue the emergency brake cable linkage? Please help if you can
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Old 09 Apr 2005, 02:07 pm
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Normally the whole braking system is different for a disc/drum compared to a disc/disc. The master cylinder may have different valving or the system may have a proportioning valve to direct the correct fluid pressure between front and rear. You can't just slap on a set of rear discs and have the system balanced properly.

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Old 09 Apr 2005, 06:04 pm
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I am aware of all that, I just want to know if there was anyone who have done this that could give me some pointers.
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Old 09 Apr 2005, 10:15 pm
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blue, have you done a search.I seem to remember this
being talked about before.Anyway I have disc on one and disc/drum
on the other.Just looks alone the disc are better ,I hate the look
of that little drum back there. I put on some fake ones
that look OK,but the real thing would be better.
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Old 10 Apr 2005, 07:06 pm
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My PT is going in the shop on this Thursday to have the brake upgrade done along with taking care of paint chips, and ding in my hood, painting a set of taillights and paint a set of door surrounds. I was told that I should get the PT back by the following Wednesday or Thursday. The brake upgrade jog is to be 4 to 5 hours. Will let everyone know how it all turned out
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 08:46 am
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quote:Originally posted by Jimbo

blue, have you done a search.I seem to remember this
being talked about before.Anyway I have disc on one and disc/drum
on the other.Just looks alone the disc are better ,I hate the look
of that little drum back there. I put on some fake ones
that look OK,but the real thing would be better.
Fake disk brakes??? Got pictures? Don't think ever heard of fake brakes.
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 11:53 am
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200th post, so new pic. Please keep us informed on the swap. I'm interested in doing this same mod, since I got a base. Keep track of bolts, hoses, hyd. system changes and any other items needed to change over. Good Luck!
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 12:03 pm
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purple04, are both of the cars in the garage cuda's? Either way, you have a nice collection[?]
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 12:54 pm
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Thanks, bigdogdad
The Yellow one is a '72 Demon 340/4spd/3.91s
The Purple one is a '71 cuda drag car (mid 10s)
The Gray one is a '40 Plymouth Business Coupe 318 FI/auto w/OD

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Wow! Really didn't notice the "grey one" until you mention it. Very nice collection and I might add, for some odd reason the Cruiser fits right in![?] I also will add, apparently your not just a backyard mechanic!
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