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3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA #1333710 Thu Nov 14 2019 02:34 AM
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Hi....Chevy 1954 3100 PU...with 235 ...we still have the single chamber MC. I don't mind it but my wife will not drive in the truck unless I do something.....replace MC with dual chamber...along with disc brakes but no power booster. I want the MC in the same under floor position and don't need boost.......but the problem seems to be it's 6 lugs with OEM 15" wheels. Is there a complete kit out there that will solve the problem? Do I need to buy some new type of wheel like a steel smoothie? Or have five on the front six in the rear .....thanks for your help as always.
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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333743 Thu Nov 14 2019 02:03 PM
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There are kits available from several aftermarket vendors that will allow you to keep your 6 lug configuration. Speedway, CPP, Brothers Trucks and even Golden State Trucks (in Calif) all should be able to help you out. I would suggest you contact anyone of their Tech lines and let them know what you are wanting to do, most are more than willing to assist. Good luck


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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333746 Thu Nov 14 2019 02:14 PM
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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333751 Thu Nov 14 2019 02:32 PM
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You can get a power dual MC disk kit in 5 to 6 lug that will fit under floor.

Non power disk setup would be a HUGE mistake.


Many of the vendors are selling variations of the same kits and end up being dropped shipped from the “manufacturer”.

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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333752 Thu Nov 14 2019 02:48 PM
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I’ve been looking at the powered dual MC conversions and it seems that they are made for trucks with automatic transmissions. What mods are needed get them to work with the original 3 speed and keeping the original under the cab location?

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Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100 w/‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333763 Thu Nov 14 2019 04:10 PM
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Steve,
I have done several 6 lug disc brake conversions using the stock wheels on TF trucks. I believe that the brake components are the same for AD trucks with the exception of the booster/MC configuration. I get my conversions from ABS Power Brake in Orange, CA. 714-771-7329.
I also would recommend using a booster.
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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: showkey] #1333764 Thu Nov 14 2019 04:15 PM
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Thanks for the help.....but why is not having a booster a huge mistake? I don't want to change pedal location and certanily do not want a ugly booster can in my engine compartment.....could you elaborate....thanks Steve

Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333766 Thu Nov 14 2019 04:35 PM
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If you are dead set against power, do yourself a huge favor and stay with drums. There are kits available from all the major suppliers to install disc brakes and power assist while retaining the original under the floorboard mount. You are also able to keep the 6 lug wheels. Any modification whether just changing M/C or going full out power discs will require some amount of fiddling to make it all work. It’s just the nature of the beast. Good luck.🛠


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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333768 Thu Nov 14 2019 04:52 PM
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Steve,
As for your question about power brake booster and a manual transmission, the clutch linkage is usually the biggest issue. It can be done with a manual it just takes some creative engineering. I't hard to say what your actual configuration will be as there are a lot of MFG for the brake boosters and mounts. Most of the Kits are for under floor use though.


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Re: 3100 disc brakes 6 lug PIA [Re: WHO, ME ?] #1333786 Thu Nov 14 2019 06:53 PM
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I have followed these posts about disk brakes for many years as I would like to do the conversion. I have heard that using a late '60s early '70s dual master from a Corvette will work without power. Those Corvettes (from what I can gather) had non-powered disk brakes. Apparently, this master has a 1" bore. Now people are saying don't go without power, stick with drums. Just curious and would like more information and hear from anyone using non-powered disk brakes. I have a'47 1/2 ton with a 4 speed. I don't know if I have the ability to creatively engineer something.


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