Not all of us are stunt drivers. There's a point when the factory tubs just aren't going to create enough press to grind your sled to a halt--at least not safely or quickly.

Let's say you need new brakes but don't want to take out a second mortgage to get them, and you really don't want to hassle with large, 12- to 14-inch rotors because that would require a significantly larger wheel and tire combination (which would only add to the cost). What do you do? When it comes to brakes, most guys just want something that works without all the hoopla or flashy calipers.

So what's the best of both worlds? Master Power Brakes offers an 11-inch power disc brake setup for the front of our '66 Elco. While we could have also added discs to the rear, we wanted to keep the build simple and within the constraints of a real-world budget. Thus we opted for the 11-inch big drum kit. It swallows the factory rear brakes by 11/2 inches, and the price was right. Best of all, both brake kits come completely assembled, ready to bolt on right out of the box--seriously.

Why the upgrade? The best way to describe the prowess of our factory four-wheel drum configuration is to compare it to an ocean freighter. We might as well have cut holes in the floorboards so the driver and passenger could stomp their feet down when they needed to stop. This system is 42 years old--definitely time to update the entire system. As for replacing the old with the new, it was too easy. Follow along as we guide you through and put the confidence back in your feet.

QUICK NOTES
THE INSTALL
New power 11-inch front discs and 11-inch drums

BOTTOM LINE
revamp the entire system and start fresh.

PRICE(APPROX)
$3,010

The Shopping Cart
MFGITEMPNPRICE
GoddyearP215/60R15 front
P225/60R15 rear
Eagle GT-HR
Eagle GT-HR
2 @ 71 ea
2 @ 74 ea
MP Brakes11-inch front vented disc kit
11-inch rear vented drum kit
Power boooster &
master cylinder kit
Valve line kit
DB1741P
DR1700K

BM1744
VL3360K
850
400

250
140
Superior AxlesRear axlesEV10-2230
Vintage Wheel Works15x7 front
15x8 rear
V40
V40
2 @ 200 ea
2 @ 225 ea
Total$3,010
SOURCE
GOODYEAR
P.O. Box 3531
Akron
OH  44309
SUPERIOR AXLES
Master Power Brakes
254-1 Rolling Hills Rd.
Mooresville
NC  28117
704-664-8866
www.mpbrakes.com
Vintage Wheel Works
Dept. MM
13181 Imperial Hwy.
Whittier
CA  90605
562-906-8600
www.vintagewheelworks.com
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