Recognize this disc brake kit?

denson1932

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Here pixs of the disc brakes on our 1962 Biscayne when we bought it in Coeur d'Alene ID last year. ...the rotor OD is 10.5" NOT 11" so we can run these 14"old time torq thrust wheels up front, and it appears that there is none or minimal additionals wheel offset with this setup. Have another pair of these wheels for a current build project, so am looking to purchase or piece together another duplicate disc brake kit. Any info on the source for the rotors, calipers, and brackets individually or in kit form?
Look closely you can se that the rotors are cast with open areas around the integral hub. The caliper brackets have the big "C" piece plus another smaller bracket (like a smile with 4 holes) to fasten in with the original steering arm bolts. Note with this style brackets, there is no bolt connect to the upper piviot stud at the top of the original spindle. Any help appreciated.
 

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1958 delivery

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Based on the cross drill pattern, those are from auto city classic. They do a uni pattern cross drill slot because their guys can't keep track of true directional rotors which have a left and a right. That kit is copied from abs brakes. Lack of the 5/8" bolt is kind of scary.
They are a zero offset that will fit 14" original wheels

Were you ;looking for some additional info?
 

1958 delivery

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Other problems with that kit is the rotors are not OEM and you have to buy from Auto City or ABS

My kit (based on Scarebird design) uses the upper 5/8" bolt and uses 10.5" OEM rotors for replacement availability from auto parts store
 

1958 delivery

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My 11.2" zero offset kit should fit. The important feature is the cut back on the spokes. That's the problem area, hitting the face of the caliper.
That wheel has about a 1/2" cut back on the rear of the spokes. My kit fits 14" wheels it's the distance to the back side of the spokes that's important
Or you can keep the auto city kit, it's been working for you right?
NOTE: My 11.2 kit is not the Scarebird designed one
 

denson1932

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Yea i need another disc brake kit for a current 1962 Belair 4 door project. And since i have the extra 14" old torq thrust wheels to put on the project therefore i need the DB kit that works like the one on our Biscayne does. Link to your kit....i would likely buy it...

OH wait.... are you 'mgchevyparts' on Ebay?
 
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425/409ER

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My kit from Right stuff went on ok but the calipers bind like hell. I am modding a 78 Monte Carol rotor and so far looks like it will work out. With the new rotors on the pads don't bind at all and the wheel moves freely but with the Chevelle style rotors it just binds up when I tighten the caliper no matter what I do. The plus side when this set of modded rotors are done the wheels will be in the stock location. I am surprised some of these kits are made this way. New would have used it if I had know this, would have bought the scarebrid kit.
 
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