I used motorcycle discs and modified the calliper to fit better.
The installation was inspired by the McNerney era design. Thus the custom kingpins and the custom steering arm nut.
I built these about 10 years ago and couldn't get past the disc brake thing. Now I see that disc brakes have become quite accepted, so decided to resurrect these. I added a longer bushing at the top in the "silver solder thread"
here are some hydraulic drum brakes. Again NO welding to any Ford part!!
As part of the disc brakes I also did them for the rear axle as well.
The calliper is "customized" to have mechanical parking as well as hydraulic service in the same caliper.
Just to "terrorize" the purists, this is a T rear axle converted to be "swing axle IRS"!!
I guess I had better clarify; I have ZERO interest in making these for resale!!
They were WAY too much work and I know that nobody will want to pay enough.
I just wish to share the design so people might consider making their own.
Very nice Les, Your flex shaft will probably be used this summer.
So far all the users are satisfied. Only 85 years to go
Nice work, Les.
I really like that hydraulic drum setup.
the Wilwood site I mentioned in the sure stop posting has several calipers with the parking brake mechanical lever built in ...it looks as though many of the items in their catalog listing may be too big for antique auto braking systems , but the calipers with the parking brake lever look as though they may be suitable ...I believe they were also single piston units ...always an optimist ...gene french
Thanks for the info. Not very likely that I will do this again. I will likely stick to front brakes