RE: 62 Dodge Polara 500 VRS 62 Newport
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RE: 62 Dodge Polara 500 VRS 62 Newport



Ok sorry to wade in late in the game ,but,   I have a 62 newport and have totally redone the entire brake system and it sucks giant dog terds!!!   One minute is stops on a dime the next you best have both hands on the wheel and be ready for anything yet you can lock them up but first it pulls the the left then the right and it’s a really religious experience every time you hit the brakes.  ( you are bound to same something  some times the kids have to cover their ears)
So from a tight fisted skin flints perspective money wise ,   what can I do to convert to disc?     Cheaply, again low cost is of prime importance.  I have no trouble using junk yard parts to pull this off  yes id use new calipers and rotors and bearings but what do I use as the donor ?????
jason

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From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gary H.
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:01 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 62 Dodge Polara 500 VRS 62 Newport

No, as Dodger noted. The 1962 Polara is a B-body. It's a pretty rare car nowadays. 

The "total contact brakes' (TCB) seem to have one thing in common with a 1962 b-body Dodge -- people either like them or don't like them. :) 

Did you get a chance to look at the video  http://youtu.be/LbLIIdgQhjc link? The narrator is enthusiastic about those TCB brakes.
 
Thanks,
Gary H. 

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Eric
>  A 62 Chrysler still has the Total-Contact Brakes...that I know.  I  
> never like the constant-adjustments that they needed not to pull one  
> way or the other.  Is the 62 Dodge a full size body as my Newport?
>  
>  On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Gary H.  
>  wrote:
>  
>  > I can't recall if it was 1962 or 1963 that Chryslers were switched  
> > from "total contact brakes" to Bendix, the type used on the 1962  > 
> Polara (b-body). http://www.classictruckshop.com/images/Bendix.GIF
>  > shows Bendix style.
>  >
>  > http://youtu.be/LbLIIdgQhjc shows the Total-Contact Brake Service  
> > Tips. See if the 1962 has brakes that look lie these.
>  >
>  > You can tell by looking at the brakes which design it is.
>  >
>  > Gary H.
>  >
>  >> -------Original Message-------
>  >
>  >>
>  >> Are the brakes basically the same on these two cars? I've not  > 
> seen a  >> 62 Polara front brakes so I'm not sure. I'm helping Jack 
> Perry  > with  >> some info about converting to disk and I don't want 
> to pass on  > the  >> wrong info.
>  >>
>  >> Thanks.
>  >>
>  >> Eric

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