Project BeepBeep – ’68 Road Runner – Drum or Disc – The Decision

1968 Ply Road Runner
Project BeepBeep

Welcome back to #ProjectBeepBeep.  Bill is looking at the brakes and gets some professional assistance to help him make a crucial decision.  You know if you’ve got a lot of GO…you need a lot STOP.

It not an easy decision to alter a car’s originality, especially if it’s not 100% required for safety. So, as Bill has, you need to weight the decision carefully and get some expert opinions.

Here is Bill’s latest video.

 


 

I recall when I restored my 70 Dodge Dart – back in 1977, I wasn’t sure what those springs were that were wrapped around the drums – must guys didn’t put them back on.

More great information in this video.  Thanks for sharing it Bill.

Come up next for Project BeepBeep the conversion process gets started.

Thank for check in @ Average Guy’s Car Restoration, Mods and Racing.  You can us on Twitter @AGCarRestore.

Tim

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9 Responses to Project BeepBeep – ’68 Road Runner – Drum or Disc – The Decision

  1. Tim Sweet says:

    From over on Reddit from jhdeval via /r/mopar

    Yes it is. I had the same problem when I did mine. What engine is going into it?

    • Bill says:

      The engine is a 383 magnum that was rebuilt about 9 years ago according to receipts. It is bored 0.030 and has a Edlebrock carb and intake. Motor is strong and hopefully will be reliable.

    • Tim Sweet says:

      He is keeping the 383.

      • Tim Sweet says:

        From over on Reddit from jhdeval • reply

        I would say go disc on the front. Safety is more important than originality I can tell you on my barracuda I left drum brakes and they are WAY under needed stopping power.

        • Bill says:

          The muscle car brakes drum solution has a following, especially with the MOPAR crowd. In fact, there is some test data with a Barracuda that showed from 60MPH a 200ft to 120ft stopping distance between stock drums and muscle car brakes. If my drums could be turned, I was sold on the muscle car brake solution.

        • Bill says:

          Google ‘praise dyno brakes’ and see all of the information on keeping your drums, but adding stopping power. Praise Dyno is now doing business as muscle car brakes.

  2. Bill says:

    Where else can you get entertainment this good?

  3. Tim Sweet says:

    Hey Bill – Everything you showed in the video came as part of the conversion package?

    • Bill says:

      YEP. Everything came from Dr Diff as one kit. The rotors arrived yesterday, and they are specified as “1980 Dodge Diplomat Police”.

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