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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject: adding disc to a 63 Reply with quote

Just bought a 63 out of a barn (last insured 1978)

I am planning on fixing it up with more of a mind to make it drive as nice as possible rather than stock restoration.

My question is when converting to disc brakes is it really worth it to do the back ones as well as the front? or just the front?

First post here so be gentle.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!
It's not necessary to do all 4 at the same time. Sure, it'd be nice to do it all at one time, but there's nothing wrong with front disc/rear drum setups.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same upsized master cylinder will work just fine running the whole system?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larger volume master is an option, but I've run that setup with just a stock master before.
You'll want to upgrade to a tandem master though, and ditch the single circuit master you've got.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i much prefer front disc/rear drum set ups. less chance of rear lock up under severe braking. also this option retains the factory park brake function(much better than some of the aftermarket (hokey) cable solutions). your 63 has a single circuit master so you do have to upgrade to the dual circuit anyway so you may as well purchase the larger bore master designed for discs for much improved pedal feel.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: backing plates Reply with quote

If you run a later backing plate you can run the larger shoes I run a IRS backing plate with the later front wheel cylinders in the rear because I was having front drums lock up well running the 135"s this setup has worked well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: backing plate Reply with quote

The main reason I run the IRS backing plates is that I have thing drums and they don't have the brake adjustment holes like most wide five drums.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who says the forums are dead?

Look at this here. Noice.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your input.

I am trying to work out the correct order of operations for this rebuild:

tear down to asses
major metal work
mechanical rework/upgrades
superficial body work
paint
reassembly
upholstery

I will make a new post with my body work issues and questions.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: roller Reply with quote

I would suggest that rather than pulling it all apart keep it together and work at it piece by piece brakes are cheap throw some fresh stuff at it pull one fender at a time fix bracket mounts and brackets you will probably need a muffler do that clean as you go it all has to be done the whole time you could be driving it at least around the yard.
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