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    I am recently retired and getting my 1950 Champion running again. When I get to that point I will be concerned with getting her stopping again. I plan to do Turner discs on the front and was wondering if there would be an advantage to putting 1" wheel cylinders in the rear instead of the stock 7/8". It appears they would bolt in and line up correctly with the shoes. Any ideas on this?

  • #2
    Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum Hank!
    Good to have another Washingtonian here!

    These 1 Inch W/Cylinders must be for a R Series Truck.
    Usually you lessen the Rear Braking with Front Discs. if they are on a Car where there are no Heavy loads on the rear.

    If you have a fairly Good stock brake setup on the rear now, I would try it out First, before "experimenting".
    Last edited by StudeRich; 05-10-2021, 07:00 PM.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
    SDC Member Since 1967

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    • #3
      i don't know what is going on, but my drums brakes on my 60 v8 lark feels stopping better is improving the more i drive it, and the rebuilt 289 is no slouch

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
        Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum Hank!
        Good to have another Washingtonian here!

        These 1 Inch W/Cylinders must be for a R Series Truck.
        .
        They are the front ones from the same car.

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        • #5
          The advantage to having smaller diameter rears is it takes less line pressure to operate than the larger diameter,; I’d stay with the stock size.

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