Learn how to calibrate the correct brake system for your muscle car with this informative CarTech Muscle Car Brake Upgrades Book SA371. CarTech published the Brake Upgrades book to cover aggressive braking needs/requirements. Muscle car owners need brakes that can handle high-performance engines and, thus, high horsepower.
This book details how to select, install, and calibrate high-performance aftermarket brake systems specifically for your classic muscle car. You can follow detailed, thorough, step-by-step procedures to install systems on a variety of popular muscle cars from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. As a result, you will have a car with brakes on par with the handling and horsepower of modified cars today.
Features and Benefits:
- Pages: 144
- Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: 332 color photos
- System design fundamentals are explained
- Equipment and systems recommendations given
If your Restomod muscle car is outdated and uses rudimentary OEM drum or underpowered stock disc/drum brake systems it will hinder agility and stopping performance. Subpar safety does not support aggressive driving, and the brake system needs to match the performance of the drivetrain. The fundamentals of system design, operation, and component function are clearly explained so you understand all principles, equipment, and available kits.
This book delivers detailed step-by-step instructions and photos for you to confidently install an aftermarket high-performance brake system, such as a kit from Wilwood, Baer, CCP, and others on a variety of muscle cars. Aftermarket brake conversions for factory size 14- to 15-inch wheels are also described, as well as installs for 16- to 20-inch wheels. You are shown how to select individual components and install master cylinders, steel-braided brake lines, calipers, rotors, and proportioning valves. Whether you're driving a high-performance street, Pro Touring, autocross, drag racing, or road racing car, these brake system installs dramatically increase performance and safety.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1: The evolution of muscle cars and brakes
- Chapter 2: Components and their functions
- Chapter 3: General brake upgrade overview
- Chapter 4: GM brake conversion: Budget friendly upgrade
- Chapter 5: Ford disc brake conversion: Street/strip upgrade
- Chapter 6: Mopar brake conversion: Pro touring upgrade
- Chapter 7: Picking a system and getting it done