Eliminating drum brakes and under floor mechanism in 51 hudson

DTEL8811DTEL8811 Posts: 9Member
I want to know and see pictures of a setup with disc brakes and under floor brake components removed from Hudson and using a firewall master cylinder and hanging brake pedal like today's vehicles. That's of course if anyone has done this 


  • bob wardbob ward Posts: 1,362Senior Contributor
    Power brakes were at option 1954, they had a fire wall mounted booster and a pendulum pedal. The whole assembly can be retrofitted to any of the earlier stepdowns.
    There are many discussions on the rest of the disc brake conversion process on this forum. 
    Lockyer Valley, Queensland
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,607Senior Contributor
    edited January 2022
    Ive done it using a mid 2000 Chevy Malibu Swing pedal assy with Power Master Cyl by drilling 4 mount holes then Hole sawed center hole. I ran line from large chamber to front brakeS then small chamber to rear. No firewall flex...Midnite so will look for pic tomorrow.
    I made my own disc brake Set-up too. I Cut the bracket from 3/8" plate, Chry Sebring Rotors, and GM Calipers. However, today I recommend contact Starbird for their Bracket then they give part numbers for all componets needed from local Auto Supply.
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 794Member
    WHY ????  Ft Disks & underfloor power is all you need. Heck of a lot simpler and couldn't be any better!
    >>>>  https://goo.gl/photos/QEtE7t64Ebs53teC8

  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,070Member
    RichardD said:
    WHY ????  Ft Disks & underfloor power is all you need. Heck of a lot simpler and couldn't be any better!
    >>>>  https://goo.gl/photos/QEtE7t64Ebs53teC8
    Ease of maintenance, and safer with a dual reservoir master cylinder, would be my guess.
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 794Member
    Forgot Dual Master Cylinder; BUT my remote brake fluid container has a warning light that blinks on my dash whenever the level drops about 3/8" and container is 4" deep and 2' above master cylinder. I feel safe; plus Hudson's amazing emerg. brake system w/ underfloor !!
     No maint. required anyway other than a MC rebuild !

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