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Drive a collector car long enough, and chances are you’ll begin to wonder what kind of improvements can be made with regards to performance. Not the kind of performance that comes from throttle input, but the kind that can be made when having to stop in a hurry because someone just pulled out in front out you. Is it time to readjust the drums, replace the shoes, or perhaps upgrade to a disc system?
Since they first appeared on option charts, disc brakes have accumulated a proven track record when it comes to stopping power and control. This has lead many owners to consider swapping out a drum system to OE discs while their car is subjected to a restoration. In recent years, several aftermarket companies have offered complete systems, eliminating the need to hunt down individual components that will likely need rebuilding. One such company is Right Stuff Detailing.
Recently, the company released a complete disc brake conversions system for 1962-’72 Mopar A-, B-, and E-body vehicles. Their kits are listed as all-in-one systems: two- or four-wheel 11-inch rotors, calipers and brackets, backing plates, spindles, bearings and seals, mounting hardware, mater cylinder, adjustable valve and flex hoses and clips. Also included is a complete brake line kit and emergency brake cable kit. Additionally, A-body kits come with upper control arms and ball joints that will be required for proper installation – B- and E-body cars use the existing parts. Right Stuff Detailing offers several upgrades at additional cost, such as drilled and slotted rotors, and stainless steel brake lines.
Pricing for a standard A-body kits starts at $995, and B/E-body kits start at $695; power discs systems start at $1,095 and $795 respectively.