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Mopar suspension and brakes questions submitted by our readers and answered by our technical editors.

Shocking Development

I have a 1967 273-2 Dart with 22,000 miles, a true survivor—of sorts. While there is minimal rust, the paint is very poor. The car ran great, though, except for some minor leaks (timing cover, transmission yoke). My plan, which I have

Drumdance Kid

I’m attempting my second-ever ground-uprestoration, this one’s on a ’72 ’Cuda 340.One thing I’d really like to do right is the reardrum (11˝) brakes. I’ve seen guys displaytheir rear brakes at shows with the wheeland drum off, and,

Let It Bleed

Can silicone brake fluid go bad? I have apartial gallon of Dow brand that has gonegolden brown in color and has objectsresembling bread crumbs floating in it. Ibought the full gallon about 20 years ago,but it has been well sealed since. If

Piston Picking

Can I get your opinion on an item? Thephenolic brake caliper pistons—Raybestoshas these. It seems to me that thesewould be insulating in nature. Is it betterto have an insulator between the pad andthe caliper or is it better to have a

Braking Down

. I have been threatening to finallydo a front brake disc conversion on my1970 Road Runner. It is a manual drumbrake, manual steering, 4-speed car. Ihave been thinking about getting one ofthe great conversion kits out there, but Iam

Snubbed

 My question has to do with the necessity of the use of a pinion snubber on my vehicle, a 1972 Scamp with a 360. Do I need to use it, or can I get away without the use of one? I have an 8¾˝ Sure Grip but will not be using the car at the

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