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  1. #181
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    nice, that should work good on such a light car. I'm considering the blazer brake upgrade for mine. 2wd 90's blazer brakes are two piston.
    Team B0N4R

  2. #182
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    Speedway has already picked and shipped the order. And big bonus, they shipped everything. No backorder apparently. WWWOOOOOO

  3. #183
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    Speaking on the topic of brakes, I did disc brakes all around on my 41 International, no power booster, and it stops great. I have a master cylinder from a corvette, FWIW, but it's still manual brakes and works good.

  4. #184
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriesel View Post
    Speaking on the topic of brakes, I did disc brakes all around on my 41 International, no power booster, and it stops great. I have a master cylinder from a corvette, FWIW, but it's still manual brakes and works good.
    My 1955 Dodge was disc front/drum rear, stock S-10 stuff, with no power assist. That was managable effort. I mean you could tell there was no power brakes, but it wasn't like you had to stand on then.

    Then the 1963 Country Squire wagon I had was converted to disc brakes up front. It was also a manual brake car, and the brakes were not too hard to work at all.

    So on this hot rod, I plan to use manual brakes. The master cylinder is going to be mounted the traditional hot rod way, under the floor.

  5. #185
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    Glad to see this is still moving along nicely, and keeping the forum alive!

  6. #186
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    Quote Originally Posted by R32Jake View Post
    Glad to see this is still moving along nicely, and keeping the forum alive!
    I'll post in here every 5 minutes if I have to. I hate Facebook and wish everyone would go back to forums.

  7. #187
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    I'll post in here every 5 minutes if I have to. I hate Facebook and wish everyone would go back to forums.
    that

  8. #188
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    Tracking information says everything will be here Thursday.

    The main reason I am posting is because I looked up shipping weights. I will be receiving 6 boxes totaling 235 pounds.

    I'm not sure I have ever ordered that much in car parts at one time.

  9. #189
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    Speedway is AWESOME!

    I placed my order Friday at lunch.

    First the brake calipers were on backorder, so I wasn't going to get the front brake and steering kit until mid-May. Then the shipping confirmation came through Friday afternoon and it showed that everything shipped out. So thats cool, no back order!

    Tracking info said I would receive the order on Thursday the 12th. But I got it today!!!!!!!!

    They were able to fill my order by upgrading my brake calipers. And they did this by choice, no extra charge to me.

    20180410_121854 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    In those boxes are all the front axle, suspension, and brake parts. As well as all the rear suspension parts, except for the rear axle.

    Here are some images from the Speedway website to show you how I am doing the front and rear suspension.

    Front is a 4" drop tube axle built for Ford spindles.


    The rear is radius rods, coilovers, with a panhard bar.

  10. #190
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    Awesome.
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    bitch, you trippin'

  11. #191
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    Sorry for the repeated posts.

    I forgot to mention that the front suspension crossmember I ordered will drop the front suspension another 2". So I'll have a 6" suspension drop total, up front.

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    what is drop measured from in relation to everything on this project?

  13. #193
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    1930 Ford Model A.

    I am using a stock Model A frame. The frame is missing the front suspension crossmember so instead of buying a stock one, I bought a crossmember that will mount the front transverse leaf spring 2" higher up in the frame, to lower the car.

    Also the spring on the original suspension is mounted above the axle. Mine it will be mounted behind the axle.

    Then on stock Model A's that front axle tube doesn't have as much drop to it. The one I bought has a 4" drop on either end up to the spindle mounts.

    My tires are probably smaller diameter as well.

    Pic of stock suspension for reference.


  14. #194
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    I have been learned, Looking forward to seeing all of this come together.

  15. #195
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    Assembled the front suspension over the weekend.

    Here is a shot of everything that came in the front suspension kit.
    20180415_153057 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    First I installed the hardware to the radius rods.
    20180415_160735 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    20180415_160749 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    Then I mounted up the leaf spring.
    20180415_161823 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    20180415_161827 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    After that attached the radius rods to the front axle.
    20180415_162557 by Chad Truss, on Flickr


    And here is kinda what it will look like under the frame.
    20180415_163305 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    20180415_163320 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

    Next I'll install the spindles and brakes, so I can put tires on. Once I have a rolling front suspension I'll be able to locate and weld in the front crossmember that the leaf spring is attached to on the frame side.

    The spindles are 1938-1941 Ford style, so I can do original drum brakes, juice brakes, or they sell disc brakes kits. I went with the disc brake kit because it cost less, and works better.

    20180415_164918 by Chad Truss, on Flickr

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