Brake material question

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Brake material question

Post by rfoll » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:02 pm

Does anyone have a suggestion for a high performance friction material that won't turn the white wheels on my 71 C20 black or brown? I have been towing a lot of heavy loads in the past few years and I upgraded the friction materials to improve the braking ability. The stuff I am using is one of those carbon ceramic, or something like that. I think they sold me the same thing for my car, and now I have to wash the material off the wheels every time I race.
So much to do, so little time...

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Re: Brake material question

Post by pdq67 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:22 am

Is Jamie Praise still around? (Of Praise Brakes)..

At least I think that is his name??

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Re: Brake material question

Post by MadBill » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:43 pm

Ah yes: "Praise Dyno Brakes"; used them ~30 years ago in a Showroom Stock Camaro Series.

Appear to be closed now, per: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/praise-dyno-brake-royse-city
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Re: Brake material question

Post by Calypso » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:04 am

Check with Porterfield.

They can custom make. I got their -71 Pantera pads. Huge improvement, no mess.

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Re: Brake material question

Post by pdq67 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:25 pm

Sorry, I forgot about them!

If I remember right, they might(???) still sell the old "stock-type" metallic shoes, don't know about pads though?

Good for anti-heat fade, but hard on drums and such due to abrasion.

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Re: Brake material question

Post by cottonwood green » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:02 am

I believe Praise Dyno was either sold or re-named Muscle Car brakes. They are still in Texas. Once you see their website, you'll recognize all of the old praise dyno nomenclature and kit stages.
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http://musclecarbrakes.com/index.html

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Re: Brake material question

Post by Greenlight » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:28 pm

The Ceramic pads are touted as being "dust free" or "low dust". Most OEMs now use the Ceramic pads as standard equipment.

I suspect that the "carbon/ceramic" pads you have are an inferior brand. Try a high end brand of Ceramic pads and I think you will be pleased with the results.
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