A modern brake upgrade for vintage GTOs
Nothing is more important on a car than the brakes. Bad brakes will ruin your day every single time, while good brakes can save your life and your prized Pontiac. The stock brake systems on our beloved musclecars leaves a little to be desired; even in top form the diminutive factory front discs are just barely adequate to stop the car at moderate speeds and are prone to glazing. If the car came equipped with four-wheel drums, forget about stopping at all. The solution is simple enough: Upgrade the brakes. Of course, such projects are often easier said than done. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case for a brake swap we recently performed on a GTO, with help from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC)... The new brakes outperform the stock 11-inch discs and rear drums so much that it feels like an entirely different car. Safe stopping is now a reality, no more wincing every time you hit the brakes, hoping it will stop ... Click here for the rest of the article
Did anyone bother to inform the owner that his pinion gear was making physical contact with the carrier housing. check the grooves carved into the carrier by the pinion gear. This does not happen quietly!!
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