'63-'64 Brake Upgrade

Beating the Drums: An Upgrade that Benefits Generations to Come

Andy Bolig Feb 12, 2003 0 Comment(s)
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When the '63 Corvette hit the showroom floor, it was an instant success. A bold new body style captured the hearts and minds of the automotive press and consumer alike. It's hard to believe that one of the major changes that would greatly benefit the Corvette's performance persona would be another two years down the road. A car that goes fast but cannot stop is deadly, and the designers at Chevrolet introduced disc brakes on Corvettes starting with the '65 model year and they haven't looked back.

Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation has looked back--back to the cars that should have utilized disc brakes. When engineering a kit to replace the drum brakes on the '63-'64 Corvettes, Stainless Steel Brakes included technology that not only exceeded the drums of the earlier cars but also contained benefits over using the factory disc setups that were such an improvement back in 1965. Its new Force 10 aluminum calipers are lighter, removing 16 pounds of unsprung weight from your Corvette's front suspension. Also, the Turbo slotted rotors have CNC-machined groove patterns for improved wet braking, reduced brake fade, and improved pad cleaning. These attributes are beneficial for any brake setup from '63 to '82, and light-years ahead of drum brakes. Follow along as we bring this '64 Corvette's front drum brakes into the next century.

DIFFICULTY INDEX
1 Anyone's Project--No tools required
2 Beginner--Basic tools
3 Experienced--Special tools
4 Accomplished--Special tools and outside help
5 Professionals Only--Send this work out

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