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Old December 24th, 2015
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Disc Brake Conversion 72 442

I've been thinking about installing a disc brake conversion kit on my '72 442. OPG has them.

Just wondering if anyone here has done this and was it worth it?
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Old December 25th, 2015
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Hello jpru and welcome to the forum!

I believe these kits are made by The Right Stuff and I have installed them. The installation was straight forward and the difference it makes is incredible.

The two biggest surprises were that the bracket for the rear brake hose has to be welded to the axle and due to the thickness of the rear rotors longer wheel studs had to be installed.

Since most of the cars I work on have low vacuum cam shafts I will not install power brakes with this kit again; I'll use a manual disc master cylinder.

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Old December 28th, 2015
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Just ordered it today.. We'll see how it goes.
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