Good places to get Disk conversion kits

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Good places to get Disk conversion kits

Post #1 by StarDiero75 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:59 am

Howdy guys,

Im curious where to get good conversion kits for going to disk. Id like to use the same L6 spindle and have it go to 5 lug. Ive seen Scarebird, but it requires machining to the hub, not sure what they mean. Theres a kit on ebay for $450 but supposedly it is entirely bolt on, but i dont know what rotors or calipers it uses, so replacement could be expensive if custom.

Im teyintrying to do this as cheap and painless as possible. Im talking get this done in an afternoon kind of painlessness, if thats possible. Ive redone my whole brake system so i know my way around it and have redone the front bearings and all so im familiar with all that.

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Ryan
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Re: Good places to get Disk conversion kits

Post #2 by 65coupei6 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:12 am

In another post I think I saw you have a 5 lug rear? If so then just get a kit from CSRP or Open Tracker Racing and swap to 5 lugs in the front. Do it once do it right. :D With a good kit :beer:
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Re: Good places to get Disk conversion kits

Post #3 by rocklord » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:13 pm

You may want to contact Scarebird about what hub machining is required. The kit includes the 5-lug hubs; you think the hubs would already be machined to fit.

What I think is that Scarebird did a cut and paste from the description section of their 4-lug disc kit. With the 4-lug kit, the stock hub needs to be turned down in order for the rotor to fit over it.

No harm in asking the vendor.
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Re: Good places to get Disk conversion kits

Post #4 by B RON CO » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm

Hi, most of the disc brake kits require 15" wheels, it doesn't fit with the 14" original size. You may have to include the cost of rims and tires in the budget. Good luck
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Re: Good places to get Disk conversion kits

Post #5 by StarDiero75 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:03 am

I dont mind going to 15" wheels. I planned on doing that with Magnum 500s.

Ill call scarebird. Im just trying to make sure i get good stuff. Brakes are kinda important lol
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200 and 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Post #6 by Gene 64 2dr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:45 pm

I am running a SS disc brake conversion on my 65 Falcon with 5 lug 14” Tourq Thrust wheels. It is a very tight fit and you can not use internal stick on wheel balance weights. The fit is that tight. I bought this from someone that was going with a rack and pinon so it was already put together and cannot say how well the kit goes together.
What came off the car was a Scarbird 4 lug disc brake conversion that I still have. I believe the wheels were stock 14” steel rims so I know that 14” wheels work. Like the other setup I did not put the conversion together so can’t tell you how the kit goes together.
If anyone is interested you can make me an offer. It’s complete with very little miles.
One thing is, if you do this conversion you need the right master cylinder and proportional valve.

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Re: Good places to get Disk conversion kits

Post #7 by StarDiero75 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:40 am

Gene 64 2dr wrote:I am running a SS disc brake conversion on my 65 Falcon with 5 lug 14” Tourq Thrust wheels. It is a very tight fit and you can not use internal stick on wheel balance weights. The fit is that tight. I bought this from someone that was going with a rack and pinon so it was already put together and cannot say how well the kit goes together.
What came off the car was a Scarbird 4 lug disc brake conversion that I still have. I believe the wheels were stock 14” steel rims so I know that 14” wheels work. Like the other setup I did not put the conversion together so can’t tell you how the kit goes together.
If anyone is interested you can make me an offer. It’s complete with very little miles.
One thing is, if you do this conversion you need the right master cylinder and proportional valve.

Gene

Howdy,

Id be very much interested if i wasnt already running a 5 lug 8" in the rear. I was hoping to go to 5 lug in the front so i dont have half and half, y'know?
Thanks for the offer,
Ryan
--1965 Ranchero w/1966 200 and 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected. But it lives
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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