Muscle Car Brake Systems: How To Design, Select And Install by Todd RydenMuscle Car Brake Systems: How To Design, Select And Install by Todd Ryden

Muscle Car Brake Systems: How To Design, Select And Install

byTodd Ryden

Paperback | October 15, 2019

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Many 1960s and 1970s muscle cars still carry the outdated and rudimentary OEM drum or underpowered stock disc-brake systems. These hinder handling agility and stopping performance, and they are a subpar safety system. Muscle cars are meant to be driven aggressively and the brake system needs to match the performance of the drivetrain.

This book shows you how to select, install, and calibrate high-performance aftermarket systems specifically for classic muscle cars. The fundamentals of system design, operation, and component function are clearly explained so you understand all principles, equipment, and available kits. With this knowledge, you can select the best brake system for your car and application. However, selecting the right equipment is just the first step. This book delivers detailed step-by-step instructions and revealing photos so you can confidently install an aftermarket high-performance brake system, such as a kit from Wilwood, Baer, SSBC, and others on a variety of muscle cars. This book covers aftermarket brake conversions for factory size 14- to 15-inch wheels and the installs for 16- to 20-inch wheels. You are shown how to select individual components and install master cylinders, steel-braided brake lines, calipers, rotors, and proportioning valves. Whether you're driving a high-performance street, Pro Touring, autocross, drag racing, or road racing car, these brake system installs dramatically increase performance and safety.

Although previous brake system books have covered all cars and all applications, this book is dedicated to muscle cars. With this volume, you can follow detailed, thorough, step-by-step procedures to install systems on a variety of popular muscle cars from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. As a result, you will have a car with brakes on par with the handling and horsepower of modified cars today.

Todd Ryden was born in Pontiac, Michigan and brought up in Goodrich. He was always around automotive industry muscle cars and some drag racing thanks to his dad and uncles. His first trip down the drag racing strip was at age 14 in his dad's '70 SS Chevelle. Todd received an associate degree in automotive mechanics and a bachelor's deg...
Title:Muscle Car Brake Systems: How To Design, Select And InstallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 inPublished:October 15, 2019Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1613252714

ISBN - 13:9781613252710

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