disc brake convertion

hhf37hhf37 Posts: 1Member
what hubs are to be used on a change over the reason I ask this is because I have kelsey hays spokes on my 49 and the mounting holes are enlarged but the pin keeps them form moving so do you use the hudson hub with the pin or does one need to change wheels.

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  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,364Senior Contributor
    I have KH wires on my '54 and used the ABS conversion kit.  It has studs on the rotor/hubs and I have had no issues.
  • 53NamedGeorge53NamedGeorge Posts: 52Member
    I’m curious why one might be converting to disks? When drums are adjusted just right they work like a dream . Unless you’ve got a modern (viper or LS) or very hopped up 308 
    just a though 
    -B
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 2,231Expert Adviser
    edited October 31
    The comments about proper adjustment are correct but; use those brakes several times and they no longer have the braking effectiveness.  So, changing to disc brakes overcomes the fades that occur with the best of Hudson front brakes.  Not hammering the brake pedal trying to control the car allows you to maintain some of the standard Hudson’s brake effectiveness.   
  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 930Expert Adviser
    I’m curious why one might be converting to disks? When drums are adjusted just right they work like a dream . Unless you’ve got a modern (viper or LS) or very hopped up 308 

    You've obviously not had the pleasure of drum brakes overheating while coming down a mountainous road in North Carolina.  I have disc brakes on both my Hudsons now....
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    I used Hudson spoke wheels and American Racing Spoke wheels on my Disc brakes with Chrysler Sebring rotors on my Hudson Hubs with no problem. I just eliminated the alignment Pin..
  • WABOOMWABOOM Posts: 30Member
    For future reference, what year Chrysler Sebring rotors
    ?
  • James P.James P. Posts: 448Senior Contributor
    I like things original, but I have to agree about brake fade. It can be scary.
  • superwaspsuperwasp Posts: 207Member
    As most CDL people know, there are simple techniques to reduce brake fade. In my mind it comes down to who's operating the vehicle. I'm fine with manual drums, but as my oldest gets closer to driving, it may make more sense to throw discs on. We all have our own unique circumstances.
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    WAROOM  2003 Chry Sebring Rotors... Only need machine Rotor (Not Hub) slightly to fit snug
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