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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 12, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Will I be ok to run stock disk brakes up front and then run a disk brake set up in the rear from whom ever has the best deal for my early big 9 inch ford that is in the rear ( Wilwood,Baer or possibly Cpp) with using manual brakes and a proportioning valve???

I really dont want a big booster sticking out of the fire wall for power brakes and yes this is a street car for cruise ins not a drag car however Im also being told that based on what size cam I go with vacuum could be a issue due to cam size with power brakes any ways...

let me know what you guys are all out there using and what your thoughts are? Who has the best deal on purchasing brakes and coil overs I need both Thank you
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 12, 10:21 PM
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I would think the stock ones would be ok. I used mine for a super long time on teh setup your talking about. for crusing.. yes.

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Re: 1970 Chevelle Pro Street

I can stop my Monte from 129 mph with factory manual brakes front disc / rear drum no problem.

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I pulled my Camaro down from over 130MPH with stock discs and the big Ford drums. Get the proportioning right and you should be OK. Getting 4 wheel discs "balanced" is an art but they work great when set up well.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 2:03 AM
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This might get more replies in the brake section?

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 3:55 PM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Pro Street

i'm running stock front disc with cpp rear discs. they work fine . really don't notice much difference from front disc w/ rear drum.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 6:14 PM
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Are you running power steering? If so and you want power brakes, go hydro boost brake assist.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 9:43 PM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Pro Street

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Are you running power steering? If so and you want power brakes, go hydro boost brake assist.
Agree 100% especially if you are concerned about making vacuum. My hydro boost works amazingly great with front disc rear drum. I use Hawk pads. Stops quick everytime. Make sure your power steering pump has a standard size reservoir not a small one.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 10:09 PM
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If you want to save some money, take a look at Speedway Motors for your rear disc brake kit. They have about the best deal out there.

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