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DISC BRKAES AND INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION ...OR NOT ?

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DISC BRKAES AND INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION ...OR NOT ?

Post by Admin on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:17 pm

looking over what direction to go with this car is the smallest production made in 1940 ,meaning most had independent front end instead of a solid front axle ( mine has the solid axle ) also mine has whats called knee action shocks (well that part has to go no matter what )

So anyways i can spend almost 2000.00 on a slick front end to replace the antiquated solid axle ...and this would lower the front end about 5 inches ( not crazy about lowering it that much) that leads to having a need for air ride suspension to raise the front end just to get in and out of some driveways etc.

OR

Can go with a disc brake conversion that allows a 5 lug wheel and still retains the original steering all the way up to the steering wheel ( huge money saving to be had ) that allows the car to get a motor ,trans replace the old rear axle etc.

HMMMM WHAT TO DO ?
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disc conversion update

Post by Admin on Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:56 am

So in order to easily retain the original steering wheel / and column with gear box I shall retain the original solid front axle with leaf springs but replace the drum brakes with a disc brake conversion


found that the left king pin was badly worn out so now to fix this area before using the permanent spacers needed to allow rotor to fit the original spindle
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Post by Admin on Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:54 pm

still waiting to get the right king pin parts ,a word of warning with this car don't bother going through e-bay as I am now waiting for 3rd set to come in


a copy of a pic to seller ,this is a huge issue as most "cheap sets" are too large
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correct king pin set is here

Post by Admin on Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:46 am

new and correct king pin set and mock up of disc brake conversion ( and get a idea on what wheel back space will be needed)


15x7 with 3.75 back space steel wheel


15x8 same 3.75 back space alloy wheel
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more thought to be done

Post by Admin on Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:50 am

have to get the caliper in place
look at the wheel i want to use from JEGS SPORT DRAG WHEEL

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