When the 63 Corvette hit the showroom floor, it was an instant success. A bold new body style captured the hearts and minds of the automotive press and consumer alike. Its hard to believe that one of the major changes that would greatly benefit the Corvettes performance persona would be another two years down the road. A car that goes fast but cannot stop is deadly, and the designers at Chevrolet introduced disc brakes on Corvettes starting with the 65 model year and they havent looked back.
Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation has looked backback to the cars that should have utilized disc brakes. When engineering a kit to replace the drum brakes on the 63-64 Corvettes, Stainless Steel Brakes included technology that not only exceeded the drums of the earlier cars but also contained benefits over using the factory disc setups that were such an improvement back in 1965. Its new Force 10 aluminum calipers are lighter, removing 16 pounds of unsprung weight from your Corvettes front suspension. Also, the Turbo slotted rotors have CNC-machined groove patterns for improved wet braking, reduced brake fade, and improved pad cleaning. These attributes are beneficial for any brake setup from 63 to 82, and light-years ahead of drum brakes. Follow along as we bring this 64 Corvettes front drum brakes into the next century.