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Username Post: 56 Chevy w/9" Ford brakes        (Topic#347485)
fiftysixbowtie 
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Reg: 04-10-03
10-03-17 01:58 PM - Post#2709654    

For any of you guys with a 9" Ford rear-end, what rear brake setup are you using? Pics and info appreciated.

John R
In dog years, I'm dead

56 Chevy 210 2-door,383 stroker,5-speed,9-in Ford,4 discs
51 Chevy 3100 PU
99 Tahoe 2-door
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raycow 
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raycow
Loc: San Francisco, CA
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10-03-17 02:24 PM - Post#2709657    
    In response to fiftysixbowtie

Is it a totally stock Ford rear or does it have a Chevy bolt pattern? Do you want discs or drums?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
wagonman100 
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wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
10-03-17 05:33 PM - Post#2709685    
    In response to raycow

I have a Currie 9" in my El Camino with Engineered Components Inc. disc kit. I have a Chevy bolt pattern and had to get the hub on the axle turned down to fit the rotors. The kit from ECI comes with the brackets, calipers and rotors. The brackets are made up but the rotors are fit late 70s Trans Am and the calipers are from a Cadillac Seville. I used a Seville distribution block as well since they were front drive and I figured the weight distribution percentage would be about the same.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
greencar 
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greencar
Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 04-03-03
10-03-17 05:42 PM - Post#2709687    
    In response to fiftysixbowtie

I'm using a 9" from a Mustang. Stock brakes and set up for a Chevy bolt pattern. Spring perches set up for stock 55 springs.



 
Rick_L 
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Rick_L
Loc: Katy, Tx, USA
Reg: 07-06-00
10-03-17 07:16 PM - Post#2709697    
    In response to greencar

Lots of options here.

I have a 9" from a Lincoln Versailles with OEM discs.

One good disc setup is the Explorer discs from an 8.8" axle that Currie sells.

But if you'll accept drums, the stock drum brakes from many Ford OEM deals will work just fine. Torino/pickup, maybe even some Mustangs.




 
fiftysixbowtie 
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Reg: 04-10-03
10-03-17 08:37 PM - Post#2709706    
    In response to fiftysixbowtie

Sorry. I should have given more info. I already have the 9" Ford and discs from a 78 Lincoln Versailles. Chevy bolt pattern. The emergency brake is giving me fits plus everything I read on various forums has convinced me those brakes need to be trashed. Therefore I'm looking at what other options I have.

Greencar. Please tell me what your setup looks like as it relates to the emergency brake. Does it work? What cable are you using? I need to pick your brain maybe offline. Would like to see pics if possible.

John R
In dog years, I'm dead

56 Chevy 210 2-door,383 stroker,5-speed,9-in Ford,4 discs
51 Chevy 3100 PU
99 Tahoe 2-door
Photo albums...
Video... http://www.youtube.com/user/magnumrush


 
fiftysixbowtie 
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Reg: 04-10-03
10-04-17 11:10 AM - Post#2709748    
    In response to Rick_L

Rick L, I need to pick your brain about your emergency brake cable. What cable are you using? Can you send pics and measurements?

John R
In dog years, I'm dead

56 Chevy 210 2-door,383 stroker,5-speed,9-in Ford,4 discs
51 Chevy 3100 PU
99 Tahoe 2-door
Photo albums...
Video... http://www.youtube.com/user/magnumrush


 
Rick_L 
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Rick_L
Loc: Katy, Tx, USA
Reg: 07-06-00
10-04-17 05:46 PM - Post#2709788    
    In response to fiftysixbowtie

As you may know, I do have a Versailles axle for my project.

I haven't installed the e-brake cables yet. I have mounted a Lokar foot pedal e-brake actuator and have purchased their cables. I don't anticipate any problems.

The sheathed cables along with the foot actuator allow you to get rid of the pulleys under the firewall/front floor as well as the lever under the middle of the floor. Sheathed cables don't have to be "line of sight" like the original cable system, you can mount them and bend them wherever they'll fit. I think I got some end terminals for the cables from Lokar that will work with the Versaille e-brake levers on the calipers.

As I recall, I got some short sheathed cables from the Versailles with the axle. You could probably connect them to a stock type loop, just much shorter.



 
fiftysixbowtie 
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Reg: 04-10-03
10-04-17 07:06 PM - Post#2709795    
    In response to Rick_L

Thanks, man. That puts me on a path of research. Would rather find workable cables than replace the entire brake setup. Not too crazy about converting to a foot pedal from a pull handle though. I may get with you again.


John R
In dog years, I'm dead

56 Chevy 210 2-door,383 stroker,5-speed,9-in Ford,4 discs
51 Chevy 3100 PU
99 Tahoe 2-door
Photo albums...
Video... http://www.youtube.com/user/magnumrush


 
Rick_L 
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Rick_L
Loc: Katy, Tx, USA
Reg: 07-06-00
10-05-17 03:19 PM - Post#2709861    
    In response to fiftysixbowtie

Another source for some examples is to look at installations of rear discs on GM axles that use the Caddy calipers. The lever on those calipers is the same style as on the Versailles calipers.



 
5Larry7 
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5Larry7
Loc: Dallas, TX
Reg: 05-17-04
10-06-17 07:28 PM - Post#2709974    
    In response to Rick_L

John: I have a 10 bolt with the Caddy rear calipers, you are welcome to come and look at what I did for the e-brake and cables. Larry

'57 210, 327 cid, Holley MPFI, 700R4, A/C & more.
'51 Studebaker Starlite coupe, 350, TH400, GV OD.
'96 Replica of a 1950's Teardrop Trailer.


 
5Larry7 
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5Larry7
Loc: Dallas, TX
Reg: 05-17-04
10-09-17 02:51 PM - Post#2710313    
    In response to Rick_L

John: As previously stated, I have the Cadillac Eldorado rear calipers on my '57. Since Rick L stated above that the Cad set up is very similar to the Lincoln set up I posted some photos of how I ran the cables to operate the e-brake. BTW, it took me a long time and several phone calls to Right Stuff Detailing to finally get them adjusted properly and to get the e-brake to work good, which it does. Even with the car in gear it does not move and takes a lot of throttle to over come it. So I don't forget to release it. The Cad calipers require that the e-brake be set frequently to keep the rear calipers in proper adjustment. I have had them on the car for a couple of years now and am quite happy. As for the cables, I used the stock cable but cut it and got two cables from Right Stuff along with the connectors. I used several cable clamps to connect the original cable to itself after I shortened it. I have not had to make any adjustments to it since installation. Larry



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'57 210, 327 cid, Holley MPFI, 700R4, A/C & more.
'51 Studebaker Starlite coupe, 350, TH400, GV OD.
'96 Replica of a 1950's Teardrop Trailer.


 
MikeB 
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MikeB
Loc: Plano, TX
Reg: 08-28-03
10-09-17 05:03 PM - Post#2710323    
    In response to 5Larry7

Problem with the Ford/Lincoln springs is they are smaller in diameter and very long. Maybe John R. can post a pic.


1982 C10 SWB pickup: Unmolested base truck, original paint. Originally had 250 six and 3-on-the-tree
Now has 355 with Vortec heads, RamJet roller cam, LS6 beehive springs, TH350
Retired, but working part-time on 50s-70s cars & trucks.


 

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