<VV> Better brakes.

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Fri Nov 17 11:19:42 EST 2017

Hi Jim,

First, I wouldn't run full metallic shoes on the street nowadays, they are pretty cold blooded.  Even for track use there are better solutions nowadays.

One thing to keep in mind is that drum brakes will always feel different and probably require a little more force than the "one toe" brakes you find on most cars today.  That's not to say they can't be effective, just that like the rest of the car it will be a somewhat different driving experience.

On our wagon - which I am told gets driven briskly - I set it up with a dual master cylinder and kevlar-metallic shoes from one of the Corvair vendors.  The other detail was going to 1" front wheel cylinders to bias the system more to the front.  We're very happy with the results, it works well even fully loaded on the highway.


> On Nov 17, 2017, at 9:30 AM, James Koenig via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to upgrade the brakes on my 61. I have already put in a
> rebuilt 64 front end, now what next? I am not sold on the disk brake
> conversion kits that I have seen. Besides the wife loves the wheel covers,
> so for now the 13's stay on the car.
> My only choice seems to be stock metallic pads.  Anyone have a set? Or have
> any other suggestions?

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