Book Title: Muscle Car Brake Upgrades : How to Design, Select and Install
Author: Lennard Zinn
Format: Paperback | 144 pages
Publication Date: 11 Dec 2019
Many 1960s and 1970s muscle cars still carry the outdated and rudimentary OEM drum or underpowered stock disc brake systems. While these not only hinder handling agility and stopping performance, they are also a subpar safety system. Muscle cars are meant to be driven aggressively and the brake system needs to match the performance of the drivetrain.
With this book in hand, you are shown how to select, install, and calibrate high-performance aftermarket systems specifically for classic muscle cars. The fundamentals of system design, operation, and component function are clearly explained so you understand all principles, equipment, and available kits. With this knowledge, you can select the best brake system for your car and application. However, selecting the right equipment is just the first step. This book delivers detailed step-by-step instructions and revealing photos, so you can confidently install aftermarket high-performance brake system, such as Wilwood, Baer, SSBC, or other kits on a variety of muscle cars. Not only does this book cover aftermarket brake conversions for factory size 14- to 15-inch wheels, it also covers the installs for 16- to 20-inch wheels. You are shown how to select individual components, install master cylinders, steel-braided brake lines, calipers, and rotors and proportioning valves. Whether you're driving a high-performance street, Pro Touring, autocross, drag racing, or road racing car, these brake system installs dramatically increase performance and safety.
While previously published brake system books have covered all cars and all applications, this book is dedicated solely to muscle cars. With this volume, you can follow detailed, thorough, step-by-step procedures to install systems on a variety of popular muscle cars from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. As a result, you will have a car with brakes on par with the handling and horsepower of modified cars today.