[Healeys] 1959 100-6 front disc brake conversion

Peter Dzwig pdzwig at summaventures.com
Fri Nov 28 04:05:11 MST 2014


I did a conversion job on my 100/6 a few years back. Two things turned out to be
crucial (i) was balance and (ii) was purpose. The advice that I received was
that for fast road work rear disks and front drums were preferable so that the
greater braking was applied to the driven wheels. For rally or other similar all
round disks were fine but it was again critical to ensure the balance.

I rebuilt mine with for fat road and occasional rally and hill climb and it was
fine on everything I used it for including track and hill climb. I would also
advise that you look at the suspension set up as a whole to ensure that it can
handle the extra braking well. If I recall I ended up with stiffer shocks and
bushes and an anti-dive bar.


On 26/11/2014 19:13, Chris Scholz wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am looking for advice on converting my front drums to discs. Keeping my wire
> wheels. Any vendor?  I see some use Willwood discs. Who makes the brackets?  I
> will also have rear discs with a narrowed after-market rear end and have to
> figure out some kind of proportioning valve.  Thanks.
> Sent from my iPhone
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Dr Peter Dzwig				

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