Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Specialty Car Disc Brakes

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Specialty Car Brakes

1954 Chevy
1954 Chevy

The term "Specialty Car" covers a wide range of street rods, hot rods, and pro touring cars from the late 1940’s to present. The category includes vehicles like the Tri-Five Chevys, restored muscle cars and mildly modified 1959 through 1970 cars, sometimes called Resto-Mods, as well as a few foreign cars such as the early Anglia, Prefect, Fiat, VW, MG sports car, Austin Healey, Sunbeam Tiger and the Cobra.

Wilwood Engineering offers brake kits that fit most of these specialty cars. Along with the brake kits, we also have a wide assortment of brake related parts such as master cylinders, proportioning valves, residual valves, and brake pads.

Wilwood has released the Forged Dynalite Big Brake Front Hub Kit, part number 140-7676, for the popular ‘55-‘57 Tri-Five Chevys. This kit provides the added advantage of larger diameter brake rotors for Chevys equipped with the original front spindles. The

kit features forged billet Dynalite calipers in black or polished finish with 12.19-inch rotors in your choice of standard, slotted or drilled and slotted styles.

The Dynapro Low-Profile Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-11405, provides a complete solution for Tri-Five Chevys that are still using the original rear differentials, as well as other muscle car rear axle applications that require a parking brake assembly and extra clearance for disc brake specific or aftermarket 14.00" to 15.00" rims. The kit includes forged billet, low-profile four-piston calipers in black and 11-inch one piece hat and rotor assemblies in your choice of standard, slotted or drilled and slotted styles.

Wilwood also offers a kit for Tri- Five Chevys with rear differentials that have been changed to a Chevy 10 or 12-bolt or a Ford 9-inch. The Chevy and Ford differentials can be equipped with the Forged Dynalite, part number 140-2112, featuring forged Dynalite calipers in black and 12.19-inch rotors in standard, slotted or drilled and slotted styles. This kit is designed for cars where individual rear parking brake assemblies are not required. The Chevy and Ford differentials can also be equipped with the Forged Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-7139, that features an internal parking brake assembly. Kit includes forged Dynalite calipers in a black, red or polished finish with standard, slotted or drilled and slotted 12.19-inch rotors.

1969 Camaro
1969 Camaro

For pro touring builders, an intermediate alternative to our Superlite 6 kits is the Dynapro 6 Big Brake Front Hub Kit, part number 140-10737, featuring the Dynapro six-piston caliper in a black powder finish. This kit includes large features 12.19-inch rotors in slotted or drilled and slotted styles.

The ‘59 through ‘64 Chevys remain popular with specialty car enthusiasts, many turning them into mild street machines and some into wilder pro touring cars. Wilwood offers brake kits that can effectively bring these big Chevys down from speed such as the Forged Dynalite Pro Series Front Brake Kit, part number 140-5329, featuring forged Dynalite calipers in a black or polished finish and 11.00 or 11.75-inch rotors

in standard or drilled and slotted styles. The Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Hub Kit, part number 140-10238 a favorite of pro touring builders, can also be used. It features billet narrow SL6 radial mount calipers in black or red powder coat finish and 12.88 or 14.00-inch rotors in slotted and drilled and slotted styles. If the SL6 caliper isn’t big enough, you can upgrade to our giant W6A and W4A calipers. Wilwood also offers the Forged Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-7149, for early Chevys with an internal parking brake. It features forged Dynalite calipers in black, red powder coat and polished finishes with 11.00 or 12.19-inch rotors in standard, slotted or drilled and slotted styles.

Additional ‘64-‘74 American Specialty Cars from GM, Ford and Chrysler all have brake coverage with Wilwood’s Forged Dynalite Pro Series Front Brake Kits Forged Dynalite Big Brake Front Hub Kit and the Dynapro 6 Big Brake Front Hub Kit. Many of the ‘60s to ‘70s cars can also be equipped with rear brakes using the Forged Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit.

1955 Chevy Bel Air
1955 Chevy Bel Air

Wilwood offers a wide variety of brake kits for specialty cars as well as an assortment of master cylinders, from firewall-mounted units to others that are activated with Wilwood pedal assemblies. If you are plumbing your vehicle, Wilwood also offers residual valves and proportioning valves to make your system work perfectly. Individual parts are available to finish your installation such as bearings, rotor mounting plates, brackets, brake pads, brake hoses, and parking brake cable kits. Wilwood also offers Hi-Temp 570 Racing Brake Fluid and a new DOT 5 Silicon Brake Fluid.

If you have questions please contact Wilwood’s tech line for assistance at (805) 388-1188 or email Sales/Tech Support.




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