H Charlie; I was very impressed with the full kit . Very well done . JY Chouinard had told me he had good success too . So I followed his lead . At first I was tempted by the minimal kit, for 300F , but with deluxe kit all the running around is avoided , every part from wheel bearings, rotors , spindle adapters , even hoses fittings etc is included . It may be several hundred dollars more than the ones you see advertised but worth every cent . The machined parts like spindle wheel bearing spacers / adapters are simply beautifully made ( spoken as engineer) . AAA++++ from me .
Buying another one for front of 57 dodge shortly .
While I know they can be made to work ok , total contact front brakes can drive you crazy . Perhaps best described as very innovative , effective , smart , but as a result fussy . And rust in drum after sitting over winter often causes dramatic lock up in spring due to the two leading shoes .. ( arrange so you back up , and brake first!) . Took me a while ( many years) to “get” that . You at first think brakes went bad over winter .
Plus maintenance / parts looking ahead. I find myself moving to front discs. Slowly . And silicone fluids..
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I know that this subject has been brought up several times in the last while, but I'd be interested to hear from members who have installed an AAJ disc brake system (2 or 4 wheel conversion) on 1962 models and any comments you may have. My research seems to indicate that if there are going to be issues, that it will be the master cylinder. Looks like pre - 62 models use a different master cylinder due to it's location under the booster. The actual disc brake hardware does not seem to be that great an issue.
Happy New Year to all.
Charlie in Ottawa