Have five-lug drums on rear... Son ran down to local Advanced Auto parts and picked up a set of their "Wearever Silver" remanufactured brake shoes. Any reason I should seek another shoe brand for street use?
IF you think about putting a booster, you will probably want to not use the jeep MC.. its so tall, that you cant get the lid off or fluid into it. THe best solution is one of the ford units with the removeable plastic reservoir.. replace the reservoir with the Mercury Villager Remote Reservoir. You can use the 93 or 94 cobra M/c or some of the stock mustang M/c's. My 90 donor had a removeable reservoir.Originally posted by Sherrell:
Thanks, Earl. I printed out the survey thread this morning.
My current thinking:
1. 15" Halibrands are a definite.
2. I understand this limits me to stock Mustang rotors/calipers upfront. I've already made the 5-lug conversion in the rear (93 GT rearend with 3.55 gearing), so I'm going with Lincoln rotors up front.
3. I'm staying with rear shoes for present. Going with Maximum Motorsports HPRS shoes.
4. Jeep MC???
5. Tri-states brake lines?
The only thing I've done so far is install the rearend and the 5-lug conversion in back.
I'm open to suggestions...
That is close to what I think, based on this thread, plus other related threads......Let me try better...Originally posted by Sherrell:
Thanks for getting back to us....
Have you been following the brake survey mega thread here? A very high percentage of responders indicate they have brake balance problems with the fronts locking before the rears. To a first approximation, this is coming from the guys with the OEM brakes and very expensive aftermarket stuff. CobraEarl maintains the core of the problem is that we need to be running a brake booster. Per CE, if one runs a booster, a good set of pads up front on OEM calipers/rotors, the right valving, and good shoes in the back, the balance issue and the pedal force issue should dissolve and OEM equipment should do a very good job stopping these cars...
Have you tried the Maximum Motorsport shoes in back (http://www.maximummotorsports.com/hprs.asp)?