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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Performance Brake pads and shoes

Here is what I am building: 67 GTA coupe with a CJ blocked 428. Mild performance cam. C6 trans, 3.50 to 3.77 rear end.
Brakes will be stock Kelsey Hayes capipers, and the rears will have the 2 1/2" wide shoes with all the Shelby tricks.
Yes, I am along the way to building a tribute to Lil'Red.
Not a daily driver, hopefully 2-3 times a year for track day. Fun car with road use.
So, the stock brake pads and shoes will not do. What did you use? any issues? No need to reply with any aftermarket conversion brake ideas.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 03:21 PM
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Porterfield R4-S front and rear. If more track than street, R4.
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^ What he said.
And, we never seem to get enough threads on this subject.....


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Do a search on the forum. This has come up several times in the last month or two.

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PS. I prefer the ebc redstuff pad and the Porterfield R-4s shoes, but you can't go wrong with the Porterfield pads either. Lots of folks using both brands , and liking them.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 12:49 AM
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ZRay, Have you used the Redstuff pads on 68 - 73 style stock single piston calipers? Those calipers normally have the pads pinned in place. Itís been well documented that the Red stuff pads are missing the holes for the pins. The company doesnít recommend drilling holes and claims you donít need th pads. That has deterred many folks form using them.

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I have to admit , I've modified the ebc pads to fit the single piston calipers. Although I've never had problems with doing so, I can't advise anyone to do what I've done, if there was a pad failure (based on my advise to modify) I would feel a heavy weight of responsibility.

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Looking at the design I wonder if the pins are really needed. They may have been for holding the pads in place on the factory floor during installation. Once the brakes are installed I can’t see how the pads would move.

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