Hi Ape, sorry for the delay. Very busy! Here's what I have so far; again, sorry in advance for the long-windedness of the post!
Option #1: Direct Fit Brakes kit
: Cheap cost could mean cheap parts. Would want to confirm it's a stock appearing booster. Piston likely not sleeved with stainless.
Total kit cost is
: $549USD + brake lines.
I emailed these guys, but never heard back from them. I also didn't find any reviews/feedback on thier kits, so I have no idea about quality, etc.
Option #2: Complete MP Brakes (DB1724P
) or LGC kit (520125
: Pre-assembled kit, designed to bolt right up to a 1969.
: Non-stock appearing booster, piston likely not sleeved with stainless.
Total kit cost is
: $955USD + brake lines.
I spoke with Fred from MP Brakes on the phone for a while. We actually decided my best best was to actually buy the manual kit ($100 less), as it contained everything BUT the booster. This meant I needed to determine if I could use my stock oem drum booster behind a new master cylinder in his kit. I did see/hear a few things about MP's quality and would feel comfortable buying from them, although their kit at $855 was probably the most expensive of the kits I'm considering.
Option #3: Complete kit from ABS Power Brake Systems Inc
: ABS Power Brakes sells stock appearing boosters.
: Piston likely not sleeved with stainless.
From [email protected]
: "wise choice.#311-A13.complete front disc kit zero off set.$400.00 a simple bolt on . original look 11" Delco style booster master with prop valve $250.00"
would be $650USD + brake lines.
Option #4: Complete kit (FSC65DCC
) from Right Stuff Detailing
: "Your choice of booster". Cheap, but had a seemingly good response in the forums about quality.
: Need to source 1967/8 spindles, piston likely not sleeved with stainless.
cost is: $495USD + brake lines+ spindles.
I spoke with Todd on the phone for a while, he admitted he probably couldn't help me out, but praised MP Brakes as I guess they sell to each other.
There were quite a few other options, eg PST has a kit very similar to above, free shipping, but the kit cost was $760, and required '68 spindles.
SSBC has a kit, but it's non-OEM appearing.
I considered building a kit relying on research and sourcing as many parts locally as I could, but that route seemed like it would be time consuming and likely quite frustrating in one way or another...
I also considered mixing a few kits, eg buying JUST the bottom kit from MP Brakes and sourcing the other components from TRSD; With this route, I'm likely to get all the right parts, but it was also probably the most expensive route. (Probably $1000+ by the time you factor in shipping, etc)
Option #5: MBM Brake Kit
This one I could source "locally" (Canadian side of the border). Don't know anything about the kit quality-wise. I had met a vendor based out of the Windsor area at a local swap meet this spring. I came across his information again after
I made the initial post, and emailed the other day for more info about the kit. Haven't heard back yet - I'll try and give them a shout when I get a moment.
Thanks to Gary/BBDropTop, I have a lead on a 1970 setup. I'm hoping that they'll sell the components minus the consumables (eg the rotors) to keep the weight down. Not to mention, the kit was obviously used and the rotors were nearing the end of life, no sense paying for shipping on that... If the lead turns out, I'd likely order the required refurb kits from OMC. My biggest problem there is OMC's detail on the refurb kit (2485GM
) was limited, and upon email inquiry, they said that the piston was not stainless sleeved. Gary assures me nevertheless that it is, as that's what he ordered.
Regardless of which route I take, I'm likely going to order the stainless refurb kit and "upgrade" the brakes prior to install.
I also have a local speed shop guy looking at a few options via his supply chain for me, I need to touch base with him to see how he's making out.
So, that's where I'm at. Pretty much still in a wait-and-see mode.
Thanks to Gary on several useful leads, he was a big help in getting me going.
Anyone know anything about the booster question? Will the disc/drum master line up with the oem drum booster?