Other brake system books cover all cars and all applications, but this
book is dedicated to muscle cars only! With this volume, you can follow
detailed, thorough, step-by-step procedures to install systems on a
variety of popular muscle cars from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors.
As a result, you will have a car with brakes on par with the handling
and horsepower of modified cars today.
Many 1960s and 1970s muscle cars still carry the outdated and
rudimentary OEM drum or underpowered stock disc/drum brake systems.
These hinder handling agility and stopping performance, and they are a
subpar safety system. Muscle cars are meant to be driven aggressively,
and the brake system needs to match the performance of the drivetrain.
The fundamentals of system design, operation, and component function are
clearly explained so you understand all principles, equipment, and
available kits. With this knowledge, you can select the best brake
system for your car and application. However, selecting the right
equipment is just the first step. This book delivers detailed
step-by-step instructions and photos so you can confidently install an
aftermarket high-performance brake system, such as a kit from Wilwood,
Baer, CCP, and others on a variety of muscle cars. Covered are
aftermarket brake conversions for factory size 14- to 15-inch wheels as
well as installs for 16- to 20- inch wheels. You are shown how to select
individual components and install master cylinders, steel-braided brake
lines, calipers, rotors, and proportioning valves. Whether you’re
driving a high-performance street, Pro Touring, autocross, drag racing,
or road racing car, these brake system installs dramatically increase
performance and safety.
• Brake modifications are an affordable and necessary step for complete
• The aftermarket offers many kits and solutions for a variety of budgets
• Brake upgrades on General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler products are
covered in a step-by-step fashion
Author: Bobby Kimbrough
Author Bio: As a senior technical editor at Chevy Hardcore online,Bobby Kimbrough is an authority on Chevy and other musclecars. Kimbrough proudly served as a helicopter mechanicin the Marine Corps, race car mechanic and builder, andcurrently serves as editor-in-chief of Street Rod Authority.His strong technical background gives him insight into thecomprehensive nuts-and-bolts of the subject.
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 350 color photos and charts
Printing Status: In Print
Country Made: NA