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Thread: Brake Question

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    Jun 2005

    Brake Question

    Building a Chevelle (rolling chassis now) and I am just getting into the brakes. Would stock front calipers with good rotors & pads along with a aftermarket rear drum set up be adequate to stop a say a 10 sec. Chevelle. I have been looking at the Wilwood set ups and needless to to say the are expensive. I dont want to go overkill nor do I want to compromise safety.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Aug 2007


    On my 77 Vega I used the stock rotors on the front. They were redrilled to a 4.5 inch, 5 bolt pattern. It is a Ford pattern, but it fits the rotor. The machine work was done by Moser Engineering. The rear is an 9 inch with drum brakes from a 1975 LTD that has been narrowed. Has run a best of 10.71 @ 128. Brakes feel great and stopping has never been an issue. Hope this helps. The car weighs 2640.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Sep 2007
    My car runs low 6's in the eighth,weighs 3100 lbs and up until a couple weeks ago had FOUR WHEEL MANUAL DRUM BRAKES


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