discs on rear drums on front will it work??

Old 01-19-2008, 12:49 AM
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I am in the process of tubbing my car,and have gotten to the point where I need to figure out what to do with my brakes.The car is a '48 Olds.Had a 10 bolt in it before and was running stock '74 Nova on the rearend.Front end is still bone stock '48 with drums.Got a 9" in it now.I am planning to go discs on all four corners eventually.But for now,would it hurt to go ahead and buy a disc brake setup for the rear and leave the drums up front?Do ya'll think it would act stupid when I go to stop?
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:47 AM
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if you used this http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku I would think you could adjust them were it would work fine!!!!!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:26 AM
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That's the same idea I had.You know rails only run rear brakes anyways.Of course they don't weigh 3000 lbs either :roll:
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by olds48
That's the same idea I had.You know rails only run rear brakes anyways.Of course they don't weigh 3000 lbs either :roll:
MAN HOW MUCH DOES YOUR CAR WAY THEN???IF YOU WAY 3000LBS??
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:47 AM
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Last time I wieghed it she was 3125.That was with 2 full NOS bottles,Full 16 gallon fuel cell,and one battery.Since then I have backhalved it,added a 10 point cage,lost the NOS,went with aluminum heads,lost the inner fenders,went to plexiglass windows.Don't know what it will weigh now,but I know just the side windows and rear glass wieghed 78lbs.And my windows are tiny,about 14" tall!!!I'm trying to get down to that Ranchero wieght category
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:27 PM
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LOL LOL -OLDS48-----I MEANT YOU WIEGH 3000 LBS!!!!!--YOU ONE BIG GUY :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ----LIVELY-ONLY KIDDING
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:31 PM
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:22 PM
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HOLD UP MR LIVELY You asked"what does your CAR wiegh?" You set me up on this one,boy!!THATS ONE STRIKE ON YOU NOW BUDDY :lol: :lol:
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:32 PM
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try contacting Speedway Motors in Lincoln, NE at speedwaymotors.com.
they have a kit for early chevys that might work. 8)
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:07 PM
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Thanks gasalley.Very cool site I didn't know about.Their kits only go back to a 49 Chevy,though.See,my car has kingpins whereas 49 and up went to spindles.WORD OF CAUTION----40'S MODEL OLDSMOBILE'S ARE A AFTERMARKET NO-MANS-LAND :evil: .Suits me fine,see less of them that way.Thanks anyways,still is gonna come in handy.
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