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EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 05:07AM

I have a question about the rear disk brake caliper bracket install on my EM. All of the brackets that I see have 3 mounting points where they bolt to the arm. I am assuming that the bracket goes between the arm and the bearing, similar to the way the drum brake backing plate is between them now. My question is, what supports the bearing mount on the 4th stud, is there a bushing that goes on the stud to properly space the bearing plate? I'm sure it has been answered on the forum in the past, but I can't seem to find the answer. I appreciate any help...

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 01, 2018 05:46AM

Didn't know there was a workable rear disc kit for EMconfused smiley, have any pictures?

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 06:00AM

I was hoping to see about doing this to my LM. What mods do you need to make rear disc on a LM?

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: February 01, 2018 06:01AM

Mel Wrote:
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> Didn't know there was a workable rear disc kit for
> EMconfused smiley, have any pictures?

Michael Leveque came up with a kit a couple of years ago.
His kit allowed for the rear axles to pivot.


Is this the kit you have guthrie1068?

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 06:05AM

Leveque makes a kit, and I've seen pics of the caliper brackets and also read the instructions, however they are very vague. I know there are some members here who have installed them and am curious about the bearing mounting. I would like to know a little more about the install.

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 06:10AM

Dan,
Sorry, we must have been typing at the same time. I haven't bought a kit yet, but I've seen pics of Leveque's brackets and hear the kit is very well designed. I am just curious what supports the other corner of the bearing if the caliper bracket goes between the bearing backer and the control arm?

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 01, 2018 11:11AM

You can ask Michael at Levair.com - On the lates, installation of the rear discs isn't tough. Many race cars use them, the issue has always been the parking brake for a street car. The Cadillac caliper, with the integrated parking brake is a pain and it really tough to bleed. Most of the other Rear calipers are too small for the weight on a Corvair rear. Many new cars are now using electrically applied parking brakes, perhaps one of those could be adapted as an add-on.

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 01:37PM

Wilwood makes a small cable operated unit that will work on the rear for the parking brake. I may try them on my 65.

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 03:11PM

coleslaw31 Wrote:
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> I was hoping to see about doing this to my LM.
> What mods do you need to make rear disc on a LM?

Tony makes a kit for the rear of LM, don't know about early.

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 01, 2018 06:00PM

I appreciate all of the comments. Seth, I think you are right, I'll reach out to Leveque tomorrow and see what he can tell me.

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: February 01, 2018 08:28PM

Its proprietary to Michael's design so I hate disclose how it works. He spent a lot of time and effort to develop the system. Attached is a photo for those who have never seen the installed setup. It works well but is designed for racing more than street.

Crawford Rose

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 01, 2018 09:43PM

AHH with an E-brake!! nice!





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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 02, 2018 03:25PM

Crawford, I appreciate the response, and the pic is nice. I'm not trying to steal Leveque's design, just looking at it and trying to figure out how the install works now that I have my axles out. A friend emailed me the install instructions, but they are really vague. I didn't want to bother Leqeque, since I'm sure he is busy and hoped that someone on the forum could just give me a little insight. You are the only one so far that has any experience with it. Any advice you can give me will be appreciated. thanks!

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: February 02, 2018 05:03PM

Chad, the bearing mounting on the fourth stud is not exactly a secret. There is only a nut and lock washer there. The proprietary parts are the other three attachment points. I think that the error that you are making from what you wrote is imagining the mounting plate under the wheel bearing. There is no backing plate. The proprietary parts attach the caliper bracket to the front of the wheel bearing. As Michael says, the design allows movement so that it does not bind on the rotor as the swing axle moves along its axis.

PM with any specific questions.

Crawford

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: February 04, 2018 06:14AM

I'd like to thank everyone for their help explaining this to me. I appreciate you all.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: StukintheMud ()
Date: May 05, 2018 11:33AM

Hi guys, I have this kit as well, but have not got it fully installed yet. Are you running it at the moment? And did you change out the axle mounting studs or just use the originals. I may run the emergency cable below, however this would mean removing the calliper to bleed properly.How did you find the alignment of the bracket to the rotor? I'm using a '76 corvette master as well

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: May 05, 2018 10:39PM

I am not driving this car currently but the installation does not require changing control arm studs though we did change the axle studs for the increased thickness of the rotor. Each time you bleed the brakes you must remove the caliper unless you want to wipe up the mess. The bracket floats the caliper up-down and in-out.
Master cylinder should be for disc brakes.
Crawford

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: May 09, 2018 06:45AM

StukintheMud Wrote:
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> Hi guys, I have this kit as well, but have not got
> it fully installed yet. Are you running it at the
> moment? And did you change out the axle mounting
> studs or just use the originals. I may run the
> emergency cable below, however this would mean
> removing the calliper to bleed properly.How did
> you find the alignment of the bracket to the
> rotor? I'm using a '76 corvette master as well


If you or anyone who has a kit wants to part with it, PM me.

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: May 09, 2018 06:36PM

Leveque told me that if 5 more people wanted kits he would make more of them. Is there any real interest from anyone else in buying one? I would buy one for sure.

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: EM rear disc question
Posted by: kaminski45 ()
Date: May 09, 2018 06:57PM

Any idea how much a kit would cost?

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