Disc Brakes for 8-3/4″ Rear

Tech Question


Ron Boyd, Denver, CO, 1967 Plymouth Satellite 440

Hello. I’d like to put aftermarket disc brakes into my 8.75rearend without using Green bearings. I’m not into drag racing, so I needthe side-loading capability of roller bearings. My housing is in sad shape,so I was thinking of getting a new one anyway. Should I just be looking at9″ axles? I’d prefer not to get a D60. I recall you mentioning puttingcertain ends, I think they were a ford type, on an 8.75″ housing so thatdiscs can be installed. Is there someone who sells that setup all donealready on a housing? Thank you.



Why not simply use a brake kit (Master Power, Scarebird, etc.) that usesbrackets the same gauge as the drum supports were? Then no bearing change isneeded – 100% bolt-on.

The other alternative is to just narrow the hosing the slight amount needed,or get axles that amount longer.

I used those Ford sealed bearings (and “ends”) on a ’64-down 8¾” housingthat originally had tapered axles. That kind of work is done by DTS, Moser,Strange, etc, and Moser has all-new fabricated 8¾” housings made any wayyou’d like

As it sounds like you know, Green (ball) wheel bearing don’t last very longon the street.


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