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Offline restoreamusclecar

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78 Trans Am Aftermarket Rear Disc Brake Conversion?
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:58:08 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with installing a rear disc brake convertion to a ws6 1978 trans am.  I have heard some horror stories on installation, but didnt know if anyone has any personal experience?  Looking for a solution to help with better stopping power after installing a 500hp motor.  Thanks  Dave
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Offline HughJass

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78 Trans Am Aftermarket Rear Disc Brake Conversion?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 01:59:56 PM »
Steve (Maltese Falcon) has a post over at TAC, he is doing this on his Fire Am  conversion.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 02:38:21 PM »
Yep, but you'll have to content yourself wtih what he's already posted.  Prior to the crash over there he had a thread documenting what he's done rather exhaustively, but it went down with everything else.  Now Maltese Falcon is out of circulation until mid-March from some eye surgery scheduled for this next week. :(  :?

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78 Trans Am Aftermarket Rear Disc Brake Conversion?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 03:29:12 PM »
Great, thanks for the feedback.  I will try to email him and see if he has any additional input on how the conversion went.  I am looking into a couple different solutions and dont know what will work the best.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 03:57:31 PM »
Just don't be discouraged if you don't get an immediate answer.  Steve is suffering from a detached retina and he's going to be immobilized, face down, for two weeks+ after the surgery! :?

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78 Trans Am Aftermarket Rear Disc Brake Conversion?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 09:50:05 PM »
I hope everything goes ok for him.  That sounds very painful and not any fun at all to have to deal with.  I did find that Wilwood makes a conversion that is suppose to be a fairly straight forward conversion.  Thanks
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78 Trans Am Aftermarket Rear Disc Brake Conversion?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 09:09:27 AM »
I installed a Stainless steel brake company kit on my 76 and it was one of the easiest things I did on my car. I paid around $500 for the kit and it has performed great.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 07:03:43 PM »
just buy a disc rear and swap out everything... :D by the way if you are looking for a rear i have one....3.42 gears too :D
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