Originally Posted by paul274854
...They even have larger rear cylinders to equalize the front and rear brakes.
Paul, thanks for your post, but rear cylinders need to be much smaller
, because front calipers require hundreds of psi more than drum brakes.
When that kind of pressure is applied (usually from a power booster), the rear drum brakes lock up before the fronts can do their job.
The solution is a combination proportioning/metering valve which is installed on ALL disk/drum systems regardless of brand.
You have the right idea, but front brakes do about 80% of the braking. Even with drum/drum systems, the rear brake shoe area is always smaller and so are the piston diameters. We don't want the rear-end to lock up and swing around to the front.
Can you cite a company who offers disk brakes for my '55 without changing spindles? You mentioned, 'suppliers'. Who are they? - Dave