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Author Topic: Rear disk brake conversion  (Read 3808 times)

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Offline jebidia24

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Re: Rear disk brake conversion
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2019, 08:02:02 AM »
Well, after a vacation, a new vehicle project, and some extensive body repair on the eagle, I'm back on this project.  I got the rear end performance upgrades finished and remounted in the car and I am now ready to fit this brake kit.  And that's where the proverbial wheels fall off.  I do not know if TSM sent me the wrong kit or if it just doesn't fit but..... it doesn't fit.  The instructions that came with the kit say "Dana 44" on them.  When I received the kit, I just assumed (first mistake) that all the kits were the same and TSM saved some money by using their most popular instructions for some of the less popular models.  All the parts are in good order but the mounting ears are not only the wrong size to fit over the axle tube but the mounting holes are also in the wrong locations.  It is noteworthy to state that this kit is designed for the Dana 35 and I am trying to fit it to a M15 (although one is just an evolution of the other).  So it looks like I will have to fabricate my own mounting ears using the TSM one as a template out of 5/16ths inch steel.  After that it looks like the kit will work as designed. Below is a layout of the parts that came in the kit.


Offline Murdoc1905

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Re: Rear disk brake conversion
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2020, 09:46:51 PM »
You said you installed a Dana traction-lok differential, do you have the part number or link to this? Was it specifically designed for the AMC 15 or was it for the Dana 35 and just happens to fit?

Offline kcinenoel

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Re: Rear disk brake conversion
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2020, 06:31:37 PM »
I put the disc conversion on the Rally Eagle rear axel when I owned the car.
I used front Eagle rotors and calipers.  I am a welder and cut the mounts seen on the axel.
I cut the backing plate off the axel. With the axel out of the rear I used my bench grinder to turn down the hub.
I used 2 Eagle inner pads  with the caliper. With the axel and cut down rotor back in the rear I mounted the caliper on the rotor and put brake pressure on it to center it on the rotor.  I tacked the mount to the rear and then welded it.
I did not have money for exotic arts all were junk yard parts.



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