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1940 President Disc Brake Conversion?

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  • Brakes: 1940 President Disc Brake Conversion?

    Does anyone have any knowledge on a disc brake conversion for my 1940 President? My car is in original shape, I drive it all the time but getting burned out on drum brakes.

    Thank you in advance!!

    "Spilling a beer is the adult equivalent of a kid letting go of a Balloon."

  • #2
    You might try here...


    • #3
      Okie -

      Don't know if they have anything for a 1940, but if they do... They're kits are simple but effective and plenty strong enough to do the job.


      P.s. - can you weld ? Do you have a machine shop that you use ?
      Make up your own brackets. Put your own parts together for the rotor.
      I made my own brackets and hashed together my own rotor assembly for my 54 wagon. I know that there are kits (have a Hot Rods and Brakes kit in another car), I just wanted something different.


      • #4
        Try calling Jim Turner.
        He gets interesting requests all the time.
        He was at Deep-N-Hock Acres last weekend and we were talking about his new upcoming 1950 disc brake conversion kit.
        Other years are always under considerstion.

        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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        • #5
          Jim Turner is working a setup for the 1939/40 Champions.
          I found a complete front axle assembly in my pile and my friend Tom delivered it to Jim to design a disk brake assembly.