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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2019-01-03 3:45 PM (#576209 - in reply to #574593)
Subject: Re: SSBC Disc Conversion on 60 New Yorker



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Looks 'un'surprisingly similar to the adapter-plates I made some years ago, first a set for my '64 NY, and later used this set as mockup for a pair for my '60 and '62 NY'ers.









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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-01-03 10:34 PM (#576229 - in reply to #574593)
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What calipers did you use with your mounts?
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2019-01-04 2:32 PM (#576265 - in reply to #574593)
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1973 Chrysler C-body calipers with 2.75" dia. piston
The rotors are also '73 Chrysler C-body units.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-01-14 5:32 PM (#576774 - in reply to #574593)
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Things are coming along slowly.
Still waiting to get the caliper plates sorted but in the meantime have been making progress.

Trial fit up looks like the extension housing should work fine

 

Plenty of room for everything and access

 

Had to make some mods to the housing as for some reason the firewall studs are shorter inboard than outside.

I wasnt expecting that as I assumed they were bolts.



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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-01-14 5:40 PM (#576775 - in reply to #574593)
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Made the new pushrod assembly and finished sizing and lengths required for the new m/c

Made a start on brake lines

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hemidenis
Posted 2019-01-14 6:10 PM (#576778 - in reply to #574593)
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it is looking really good..
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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-02-09 8:57 PM (#578019 - in reply to #574593)
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Ive seen some chat about unsprung weight so out of curiosity (and boredom) I weighed the old wheel assemblies and the new SSBC replacement parts to compare.

The SSBC, even with its iron 4 pot calipers, comes in at about 10 lbs LIGHTER than original equipment.

I measured the originals in a hobby box and the SSBC in a larger crate with all the packaging materials and they came out 7 lbs lighter, so in the same box and all the packaging removed Im guessing at around 10 lbs.

Although they arent Wilwoods, the SSBC still provide huge unsprung weight loss over standard.

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hemidenis
Posted 2019-02-09 9:33 PM (#578020 - in reply to #574593)
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looking forward to this project.

Weight maybe lower but it will no make much difference in the overall weight of the car. Now the 500 pound difference with the Plymouth volare brakes is another story.
I'm with the SSBC set up so far, so I hope it works.

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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-02-09 9:51 PM (#578021 - in reply to #578020)
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hemidenis - 2019-02-10 12:33 PM

looking forward to this project.

Weight maybe lower but it will no make much difference in the overall weight of the car. Now the 500 pound difference with the Plymouth volare brakes is another story.
I'm with the SSBC set up so far, so I hope it works.


Agreed, there was just discussions in other threads that the SSBC may be even heavier and having more unspung weight than original and that Wilwood was the way to go with aluminium calipers.
I just wanted to check for my own curiosity if that was the case or not and clearly it is not.
Still a great unsprung weight saving over stock.

Hopefully wont be much longer before its back together. :-)
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1960fury
Posted 2019-02-10 10:33 AM (#578031 - in reply to #574593)
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So what is the exact weight of the SSBC Disk/hub assembly, brackets, calipers and all the axle (unsprung) hardware that is needed to install?

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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-12 1:57 AM (#579222 - in reply to #578031)
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1960fury - 2019-02-11 1:33 AM

So what is the exact weight of the SSBC Disk/hub assembly, brackets, calipers and all the axle (unsprung) hardware that is needed to install?


Sorry for the late reply, didnt see this post.
I dont know the exact weight as all the parts were in the parts bins, can only tell you the difference between the two lots.
The bins probably weighed about 1 kg for the original parts and maybe 2kg for all the new parts.
Everything that came off in one bin and everything thats going on in the other.
You can see the weight on the scales.

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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-12 2:03 AM (#579223 - in reply to #574593)
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Its been very slow progress.
I mocked up the plates Id drawn up on a 3D printer to see how everything is going to fit up and it should all work out ok.
Hopefully not too much longer before I find out if this is going to work out!

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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-13 12:56 AM (#579272 - in reply to #574593)
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Gents.....Just wondering if there is any reason to mount the caliper forward instead of rearward on the spindle?
Does not appear to be any clearance issues but would make the brake line routing much easier if rearward.


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wizard
Posted 2019-03-13 1:27 AM (#579273 - in reply to #574593)
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It doesn't matter which position the caliper is mounted, forward position looks "wrong" but that's all.

Check the clearance with the front end down on the floor.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-13 4:58 AM (#579276 - in reply to #574593)
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Yes, Id prefer them at the back.
Seems to be plenty of clearance.
Ill drop it and make sure but even jacking up into nominal position seems to have plenty of clearance from lock to lock.

I wonder why SSBC say it must go to the front, but their instructions are generic and not specific to this.

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wizard
Posted 2019-03-13 6:52 AM (#579278 - in reply to #574593)
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As long as the bleeders are upwards as in your photo, it will be just fine
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1960fury
Posted 2019-03-15 4:45 PM (#579394 - in reply to #579272)
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1coolbanana - 2019-03-13 12:56 AM

Gents.....Just wondering if there is any reason to mount the caliper forward instead of rearward on the spindle?
Does not appear to be any clearance issues but would make the brake line routing much easier if rearward.



Hmm, why do you say that? The stock location for the brake line and bracket is forward. So it is much easier to mount the caliper forward. I didn't have to change the bracket or hardline when I switched from drums to discs.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-15 8:51 PM (#579400 - in reply to #574593)
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The port on the caliper when mounted at the front, points backwards and behind the hard line so requires an S bend to connect to the hardline that points forward.
If mounted rearward, it requires just a U bend to connect to the hard line.


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1960fury
Posted 2019-03-16 10:35 AM (#579425 - in reply to #579400)
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1coolbanana - 2019-03-15 8:51 PM

The port on the caliper when mounted at the front, points backwards and behind the hard line so requires an S bend to connect to the hardline that points forward.
If mounted rearward, it requires just a U bend to connect to the hard line.




Okay, so a specific problem of that caliper.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-17 5:07 PM (#579472 - in reply to #579425)
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1960fury - 2019-03-17 1:35 AM

1coolbanana - 2019-03-15 8:51 PM

The port on the caliper when mounted at the front, points backwards and behind the hard line so requires an S bend to connect to the hardline that points forward.
If mounted rearward, it requires just a U bend to connect to the hard line.




Okay, so a specific problem of that caliper.



Wouldnt call it a problem, more a "feature"
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1960fury
Posted 2019-03-17 6:19 PM (#579474 - in reply to #579472)
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1coolbanana - 2019-03-17 5:07 PM

1960fury - 2019-03-17 1:35 AM

1coolbanana - 2019-03-15 8:51 PM

The port on the caliper when mounted at the front, points backwards and behind the hard line so requires an S bend to connect to the hardline that points forward.
If mounted rearward, it requires just a U bend to connect to the hard line.




Okay, so a specific problem of that caliper.



Wouldnt call it a problem, more a "feature" ;)


If it forces you to change the hardline and bracket, I'd call it a problem. If you do it right for the 2 front brake lines, cutting, bending, flaring, drilling/tapping into the frame, positioning the bracket, etc, couple of hours work and some $ too.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2019-03-17 6:25 PM (#579475 - in reply to #574593)
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What makes you think I have to change anything?
Its just a nicer and easier routing of the the flex line when the caliper is rear mounted.
Either way works with original locations just one is easier, more aesthetically and functionally pleasing than the other.

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1960fury
Posted 2019-03-17 7:57 PM (#579477 - in reply to #574593)
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What makes me think so is obvious. The OE hard line connector/bracket is in front of the spindle and the caliper now is in rear of the spinde and finding a proper position so that the flex line clears everything and is as short as possible is critical anyway.
So you run the flex line from the front to the back of the UCA? Around the control arm/spindle? Aesthetically and functional pleasing? Okay, if you say so. Keep in mind the flex line is not supposed to get in touch with anything during suspension travel in any wheel position. I'm curious how it looks installed.

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1960fury
Posted 2019-03-17 8:19 PM (#579479 - in reply to #574593)
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Okay , I just noticed that the hardline on long wheelbase cars is routed differently than on 118/122 wb cars. My bad.
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