<VV> Disk Brake for LM
mfrancis at wi.rr.com
Thu Nov 21 13:13:02 EST 2013
I'm with Ulli on this one, JR.
You don't have to race a car with drum brakes to realize their shortcomings.
I'm sure Ulli has been for drives with his group, up in the hill country,
where successive applications of the brakes on steeper downhill curves
causes overheating and warpage, which shows up later as that lumpy feeling
in the pedal and a pull to one side, both of which were common on the full
size Chevys of that era...
I equipped the Monza SR with discs all around and the next car, the SM, will
have power-assisted discs, even though it will weigh less than 2000 lbs.
Since 1965, most manufacturers have switched to disc brakes for increased
safety and an easier driving experience for the consumer.
Unfortunately Ulli, I used S-10 spindles and rotors on the SR and wouldn't
recomment that approach as a bolt-on for a stock Corvair. I won't be
repeating that on the SM either, due to the overly long steering arms, which
has given the first car extremely slow steering.
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. R. Read" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Cali Info" <info at california-camping.de>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> Disk Brake for LM
> You are confusing me. You have to have a stock muffler, but not stock
> Are you going to race this car? If not, the LM brakes are perfectly fine
> since they are the same ones as used on the full size Chevys of the era.
> Later, JR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cali Info" <info at california-camping.de>
> To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:52 PM
> Subject: <VV> Disk Brake for LM
>> Hi folks,
>> what would you suggest to buy if you want to do a front disk brake
>> conversion on a LM Coupe?
>> I am not sure what to buy because there are so many thoughts and offers
>> out there.
>> Price range is between 545 and 1,150 USD - I am a little bit confused and
>> would be happy to here what you think about it or what you can recommend.
>> Thanks for your help, I hope to get better to give you everything back in
>> future what you gave me - at least... since I do promote the Corvair in
>> Germany we went up from 20 to around 30 owners in Germany - and
>> remember -
>> stop by if you visit the Old World - I am close to Munich and that is
>> worth visiting :-)
>> Ulli the Ba-Vair-ian
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