Re: Disc brake conversion
My 66 came with all four manual drum brakes. I upgraded to front discs with a kit from Ground Up, and stayed manual. It fit, was easy to install and had all the small parts needed. Also got all new hoses and hard lines for the whole car, and new rear wheel cylinders. I also searched and read all of the posts and stickies here several times prior to buying stuff.
It works great, and will lock all four nice and straight. Did the kit so I did not have to tinker or adjust proportioning valves, etc or otherwise rig up stuff. I did shorten and reflare two lines to the mc because of no booster. Could have left the extra length if I could not make flares. Bleeding took several attempts over a week, but was successful. Going with rear discs also meant some changes to the ebrake cable and system I did not want to deal with.
This is for street use, but worked at the et the car did or will ever run. Simple, effective and easy to maintain. One day I will replace the mismatched rear drums with new ones.
66 Malibu Coupe, home rebuilt 350. Took me 39 years to get her!
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