Re: [FWDLK] 1959 Dodge Coronet brakes, suspension
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Re: [FWDLK] 1959 Dodge Coronet brakes, suspension



As you do not want to do major up-dates, this can be done rather easily.

 

Those old center-plane brakes works well as long as the job was done properly and they were correctly adjusted. DO some research and follow directions you should be okay there. I would suggest looking for possible dual master cylinder conversions for safety. You may need to find a brake shop that specializes in restoration work for the parts and advice.

 

Suspension with a mild rake is right up the Dodge’s alley. AS with the brakes, all new wear components should be installed and then you can set the front suspension at whatever height you want as long as you don’t go extremes. Then have an alignment done by someone who understands front end geometry (many of today’s “front end” mechanics only know what their computers tell them) your home. If you are not good at mechanics find an alignment shop that is used by racers, sports car racers especially. They will how to set up a front end for handling and decent tire wear.

 

John Hagen

 

From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eric
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 12:30 AM
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [FWDLK] 1959 Dodge Coronet brakes, suspension

 

Hi all,

 

Happy New Year everyone!

 

To start off 2014, I am looking at finally completing my 1959 Coronet 2DHT.

 

I will be doing paint/body, new suspension, new brakes, installing the motor/trans and new exhaust.

 

I am looking for recommendations for brakes/suspension kits.  The car has power brakes, all original equipment.  I haven’t planned on doing any upgrades to modern braking systems (disc) or suspension, but will consider upgrade recommendations if readily available and reasonably priced.

 

The car will be driven very infrequently but I want the car to ride nicely with a mild rake and brake safely.

 

Any recommendations on suppliers/kits/tips/tricks appreciated.

 

Recommendations for all-weather radial white wall tires also appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

 

Eric

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