Hey Ratlover, the light weight, four piston, "heavy duty" Wilwood kit (#140-2285 and covers 67-72 year models) costs $599.00 thru either Jeg's or Summit. It will fit your car fine with zero mods necessary to the suspension. The only other items needed are a manual master cylinder (bigdog454 tells me that a '75 Corvette manual disc/disc master cylinder works mint on his '69 Chevelle with no proportioning valve) and new stainless steel brake lines. Maybe another $100-$125 for those two items? As I said earlier, Wilwood doesn't recommend a proportioning valve or the factory distribution block...say that most of the time it isn't even needed with their kits.
And get this...the shipping weight for this entire kit is ONLY 38lbs!!
That's only 19lbs. per wheel and that's covering everything! Talk about losing some weight over factory stuff. That has got to be lighter than my current front drum set-up. Wilwood claims to save right around 44lbs-50lbs. (as Mike Hurta noted) of total weight off the front nose from a factory disk brake car. I likey.
Mike, those are some fast times bro!
What kind of MPH thru the traps and what was your best '60? Do you have the new 540 dialed in to a 'T' yet? Just curious. Dave Gumm has offered to load my brick on his trailer for a run to Sealy sometime. I'd love to get Wayne Scott out there for a little heads up racing.
We should all try to hook up together again. I hear that Sealy is now open on Saturday's (test and tune) from 12noon into the evening - is that true?
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