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Installing Rear Disc Brakes the Hard Way #FairmontProject

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Nobody's perfect is what comes to mind when I made this video. What started out as a simple rear disc brake installation with new parts, turned into a master cylinder, adjustable proportioning valve, and power brake upgrade. All because I wasn't paying attention.

It could have been a 15 min job and an easy video. It turned out to be a 2 day affair.

I was going to do the other upgrades anyway, so no problem there. It's just the time and frustration this mistake cost me that bothers me the most. However, I bet I never put another set of calipers on upside down again.

Still, I think this video contains a lot of useful information in addition to the 'note' about caliper installation.

I don't mind doing things wrong in videos as long as there's some benefit to the viewer. I think this is one of those times. Please don't beat me up too bad. I've done that enough myself at this point.

Link to previous video in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E9BA6YlhjU

The #FairmontProject playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L22GsHQi7tU&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov2nxWVKCeU14Vt7JJ_QSZvs

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Camera: Brian Kast

Thanks for watching!

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Test Drive Video: Video link posted when available

Rear disc conversion kit I used: https://lmr.com/item/SVE-2300DK-B/1993-Mustang-Black-SVE-5-Lug-Conversion-Kit-31-Spline

Splash shields: https://lmr.com/item/LRS-2028A/94-04-Dust-Shield-Rear-Brake-Rotor-Will-Not-Fit-99-04-Cobra

HumbleMechanic: https://www.youtube.com/user/HumbleMechanic

Special thanks to O'Reilly's auto parts: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/home.oap

Tools

Zep Brake Cleaner Sprayer: http://zepequipment.com/products/category/sprayers#!prettyPhoto

Zep Brake Cleaner: http://www.sustainablesupply.com/Zep-Professional-Brake-Wash-Solution-5-Gal-Pail-R18935-C1260503?CAWELAID=120205040001864786&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=23086252105&CATCI=pla-184156393465&catargetid=120205040003848986&cadevice=c&gclid=CJP30ceRlM0CFVGAaQody3ENpQ

Wilton vice: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/wilton-14600-6-5-reversible-swivel-mechanics-vise#oid=1002_1

Related videos

Master Cylinder Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trotrlIG2sk

How to Bleed Brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5O_pbC8R2E

#DarkMatterPikachu on the Dyno: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UADOHm6-BJc

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