INSTRUCTIONS

 

   

 

 

 

TURNER BRAKE

STUDEBAKER & AVANTI

DELUXE BRAKE KIT PACKING LIST

 

                                                                                                                                             1     LEFT CALIPER MOUNTING ADAPTER

 

                                                                                                                                            1     RIGHT CALIPER MOUNTING ADAPTER

 

                                                                                                                                            1     LEFT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET

 

                                                                                                                                            1      RIGHT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET

 

                                                                                                                                            8      3/8 x 1 1/4  GRADE 8 HEX HEAD BOLTS *

 

                                                                                                                                           8      3/8   LOCK WASHERS

 

                                                                                                                                           4      1/2 x 1 1/4 GRADE 8 HEX HEAD BOLTS *

 

                                                                                                                                          4      1/2  LOCK WASHERS

 

                                                                                                                                          2        GREASE SEAL TRACK ADAPTERS

 

               1        REBUILT LEFT CALIPER ASSEMBLY, LOADED

1        REBUILT RIGHT CALIPER ASSEMBLY

                                                                                                                                          2        BRAKE HOSES  #38160

 

             2        NEW ROTORS WITH BEARINGS AND SEALS

                                                                                                                                          1        SET COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

    *NOTE, EVEN THOUGH LOCK WASHERS ARE PROVIDED IN THIS

   BRAKE KIT, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE USE OF RED LOCTITE

ON ALL BOLTS !!!

 

TURNER BRAKE

7293 OAKBAY DRIVE

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA. 46062

www.turnerbrake.com

E-mail diskbrake1@comcast.net

(317) 877-0453

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 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TURNER BRAKE KIT

 

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

 

BEFORE YOU START, LOOK AT THE PRE-ASSEMBLED PARTS TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE LOCATION OF EACH PIECE AND PART! AND BE SURE TO READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!! AS YOUR SAFETY DEPENDS ON THE PROPER INSTALLATION OF THIS BRAKE KIT!

 

IF A POWER BOOSTER IS NOT USED! YOU MAY EXPERIENCE A HARDER BRAKE PEDAL, HOWEVER, WITH THE ADDITION OF THE DISC BRAKES, YOU WILL MOST LIKELY NOT NOTICE IT.

 

THIS KIT WAS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THE STUDEBAKER AVANTI, HOWEVER SINCE STUDEBAKER USED THE SAME PASSENGER CAR SPINDLES FROM 1953-1966, AND AVANTI MOTORS USED THE SAME SPINDLES AS STUDEBAKER THRU 1984, THIS KIT IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL. THIS KIT WILL ALSO WORK ON OTHER MODELS ALONG WITH THE AVANTI 2. HOWEVER, STUDEBAKER CHANGED FROM 4-1/2" x 15” WHEELS TO 5-1/2" WHEELS ON THE AVANTI. THEREFORE IF THIS KIT IS USED ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN AVANTI, YOU MAY HAVE TO USE 5-1/2" x 15” WHEELS OR THE NEW CALIPER MAY NOT CLEAR THE WHEEL!

 

***  IMPORTANT  ***

READ THIS SECTION ON NON-AVANTI INSTALLATIONS!!

 

IF THIS KIT IS USED ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN AVANTI, THE MASTER CYLINDER MUST BE DISASSEMBLED, AND THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE DEFEATED. THIS MUST BE DONE! OTHERWISE BRAKE LINE PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD UP AND EVENTUALLY LOCK UP THE FRONT BRAKES. TO DEFEAT THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE, (REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL FOR LOCATION) EITHER REMOVE THE VALVE ALTOGETHER OR PUNCH A SMALL HOLE IN IT TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSE! IT MAY ALSO BE NECESSARY TO INSTALL A 2# RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE IN THE FRONT LINE AND 10# CHECK VALVE IN THE REAR LINE. IT MAY ALSO BE NECESSARY TO USE LATER STUDEBAKER BEARINGS, (A-2, A-6 GROUP)

 

Remove the stock Avanti/Studebaker brake parts as per the Avanti/Studebaker shop manual; be sure to also remove the stock caliper mounting brackets, and dust shields.

 

CLEAN AND INSPECT THE STOCK STUDEBAKER SPINDLES

 

CHECK THE ENCLOSED PARTS LIST AND BE SURE YOU RECEIVED ALL THE PARTS.        

 

In the kit you will see (2) cup-like machined sleeves, these are called grease seal track adapters. The purposes of these are to 1; space the rotor out to the proper location on the spindle and 2; provide a machined surface for the grease seal to ride.

 

This sleeve is purposely-machined .002" undersize to the thick part of the spindle, so when heated, it will expand to slide over the spindle and butt up solid against the face of the spindle. When the sleeve cools, it will shrink fit on to the spindle.

 

TO INSTALL THE GREASE SEAL TRACK ADAPTERS, A WELDING OR PROPANE TORCH MUST BE USED! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS PART WITHOUT HEATING IT UP!!!

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Using a butane or welding torch, and a pair of channel lock pliers, heat up one of the grease seal track adapters, red hot, and slide it over the spindle. To make sure that the grease seal track adapter is properly seated up against the spindle flange, (SEE FIGURE 1, recessed end toward the motor) use a small piece of pipe and a hammer and GENTLY TAP on the face of the adapter to make sure that it butts up solid against the spindle flange. Repeat the same procedure for the other side. BE SURE TO GENTLY TAP THE ADAPTER, DO NOT BEAT IT ON!!

 

MVC-002S      MVC-003S

      FIGURE 1, WITHOUT TRACK ADAPTER        FIGURE 1B, WITH TRACK ADAPTER

 

Now install the caliper mounting brackets, (these are also marked (LEFT AND RIGHT) to the inside of the caliper mounting adapter brackets using (2) 1/2 x 1 1/4 bolts, and (2) lock washers, along with red loctite and TORQUE THESE BOLTS TO 75-80 FT. LBS. This needs to be done BEFORE going on to the next step!

 

Next install the caliper-mounting adapter, (the thick-machined bracket with the (4) standoff spacers on it); these brackets are marked (LEFT & RIGHT)! These brackets are mounted to the inside of the spindle flange (toward the engine) by using the back (3) holes on the spindle flange and the upper front hole on the spindle flange.

 

To install this bracket, use (4) 3/8 x 1 1/4 hex head bolts along with lock washers. BE SURE TO USE RED LOCTITE ALONG WITH THE LOCK WASHERS, AND TORQUE ALL THESE BOLTS TO 45-50 FT. LBS. Repeat the above step for the other side.

 

After you have finished mounting these brackets, be sure that the caliper will be in back of the spindle, not in front as originally installed on the Studebakers. (SEE FIGURE 2)

 

MVC-004S

FIGURE 2

 

 

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The Ford rotors use the same wheel bearing as the Studebaker, the bolt pattern is also the same, However, THE FORD GREASE SEAL MUST BE USED. Ford part # C8AZ-1190-A. or an aftermarket seal # (6815)

Now take a look at the G.M. caliper, on the bottom of the caliper, under the piston housing, there is a casting tab hanging down. This tab has no structural function what so ever, and for the caliper to clear the caliper-mounting bracket, this tab must be removed. A belt sander works best to remove this tab, however, a small hand held grinder, or an electric drill with a grinding disk can also be used. Be sure that the caliper clears the mounting bracket. DO NOT INSTALL THE CALIPERS AT THIS TIME!! Use of the 1999 S-10 4 X 4 caliper eliminates this step! OEM # 18-4129, 18-4129

 

Now install the Ford rotors (Ford part #C8OZ-1102-A) or the after-market R-M rotors (R-M # 6006), the only difference is the price. These rotors are from 1968-1969 Mustangs or Cougars. BE SURE TO ADJUST THE WHEEL BEARINGS PER THE STUDEBAKER SHOP MANUAL.

It may be necessary to use 2 axle nut washers to obtain the proper wheel bearing adjustment. If you experience a problem with the grease dust caps, try using the Mustang/Cougar caps. OR the stock Studebaker caps! (Lark type) they seem to be deeper then the new aftermarket caps.

 

Before installing the disk brake pads, you will notice that on the two stock G.M. inner pads, a small piece of metal riveted to one end. This is the early warning wear indicator, this “tab” should clear the caliper bracket with out any problem.

 

Now the calipers and brake pads are ready for installation on the vehicle. BE SURE THAT THE CALIPER MOUNTING PINS ARE FOUR (4) INCHES LONG FROM THE END OF THE PIN TO JUST UNDER THE HEAD. GENERAL MOTORS MAKES A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SIZES FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS!! THE CORRECT PART NUMBER IS 5468226, BE SURE THESE PINS ARE FOUR (4) INCHES LONG TO THE HEAD OF THE PIN, OR 4 1/2 INCHES IN TOTAL LENGTH!!

 

When mounting the calipers be sure to use the LEFT caliper on the LEFT side, and the RIGHT caliper on the RIGHT side, BE SURE THAT THE BLEEDER SCREWS ARE ON THE TOP OF THE CALIPER. The drivers’ side of the vehicle is the left side and the passenger side is the right side.

 

Before installing the calipers on the brackets, be sure to install the brake lines, Wagner # BH38160 , this hose is approximately 16 inches long. It is no longer necessary to start the banjo bolt in the caliper before installing it. This has been eliminated utilizing the S-10

4 X 4 calipers.

 

We here at TURNER BRAKE have strived to create the best product along with the ease of installation as we can. However, We cannot install each and every kit on a vehicle prior to delivery, if you or your mechanic does run into a problem. PLEASE let us know, so we can look into it, as we are constantly trying to improve our design.

 

TO INSURE YOUR SAFETY, We suggest after the first 1000 miles, you should pull one or both sides apart and inspect the spindles, and bearings for abnormal wear patterns. DO NOT REMOVE THE GREASE SEAL TRACK ADAPTERS.

 

TO HELP US KEEP OUR RECORDS IN PROPER ORDER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE LAST PAGE OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND RETURN IT TO THE ADDRESS BELOW. THANK YOU.

 

 

 

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TURNER BRAKE

 

DISC BRAKE KIT PART NUMBER LISTING

 

 

QUANTITY                    DESCRIPTION                                     PART NUMBER

 

        1                           G.M. LEFT CALIPER                              OEM 18-4128

    

      1                           G.M. RIGHT CALIPER                            OEM 18-412

                                                      2                           G.M. CALIPER REBUILD KITS                18003724

 

                                                      4                           G.M. CALIPER MOUNTING BOLTS          H5004

  

                                                  1 SET                       G.M. BRAKE PADS                                 D-154

 

                                                     2                           G.M. BANJO BOLTS                                14000404

                

                                                     4                           G.M. BANJO BOLT WASHERS                 14000172

 

                                                     2                           RAYBESTES BRAKE LINES                     BH38160

 

                                                     2                            FORD GREASE SEALS                           6815

 

                                                     2                           RAYBESTES ROTORS                             6006

1968-1969 MUSTANG-COUGAR                                                                     

 

                                                    1                            ADJUSTABLE PROPORTIONING

                                                                                                   VALVE *            

 

    

  

      *     MAY BE NECESSARY WITH DUAL MASTER CYLINDER

      EQUIPPED VEHICLES, AND MODELS OTHER THAN AVANTI’S

 

 

                                                                              TURNER BRAKE

7293 OAKBAY DRIVE

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA. 46062

www.turnerbrake.com

E-mail diskbrake1@comcast.net

(317) 877-0453

Cell (317) 294-1492

 

 

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THIS STEP IS FOR NON AVANTI INSTALLATIONS ONLY

HOW TO REMOVE A RESIDUAL VALVE FROM A MASTER CYLINDER


[1] Master cylinders used in trailer Hydraulic surge brake couplers are available either fitted with a residual valve [check valve], or without the residual valve in place. If a trailer braking system uses drum brakes the master cylinder should be equipped with a residual valve. This check valve maintains approximately 10# to 15# of hydraulic pressure [priming pressure] on the hydraulic circuit, from the master cylinder out to the drum brake wheel cylinders. This reduces the time of brake activation, by overcoming the pressure created by the drum brake return spring.


[2] If , however the trailer is to be equipped with DISC Brakes the 10# to 15# pressure created by the residual valve will partially activate the disc brakes, during highway travel , causing brake overheating and failure.


[3] If the master cylinder is equipped with a residual valve it will be necessary to remove the residual valve to eliminate it's hydraulic effect on the disc brakes. WARNING: Puncturing the residual valve can damage components internal to the master cylinder, and should not be attempted.


[4] To remove the residual valve, proceed as follows. As per the drawing below, remove the rubber dust boot exposing the Snap Ring. Compress the snap ring and remove. Be aware that the return spring is under compression and upon removal of the snap ring, the piston may shoot out of the cylinder. You should use some counter acting force to retard this problem. Upon removal of the snap ring, remove the piston, and the return spring. As the return spring is removed you will find the Residual valve inserted into, and thereby affixed to the return spring. Snap the Residual valve out of the return spring, then reassemble the remaining components in the reverse order from disassembly. Note that there is a thick rubber washer in the far end of the master cylinder tube that probably did not come out when the other components were disassembled. This is the washer that the residual valve previously sealed against. It is important that this washer be left in place in the master cylinder. Because of it’s thickness it will provide proper spacing for the length of the return spring to properly operate with the new disc brake assembly.

            [5] Now, upon final assembly you can use the master cylinder with your disc brake system.

 

 

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HELPFUL TIPS

 

Be sure to torque ALL the bolts, they are only hand tight
when I ship them out!

 

Do not try to rush assembly of this kit! YOUR life depends on    

proper installation of this kit.

 

All of the “wearable” parts are common off the shelf parts,

available in almost all parts stores.

 

Should you have any questions, please call AFTER 7 PM

eastern time, if you call before, leave a number where you can 

be reached AFTER 7 pm eastern time, As I run a large

Collision Center for a large dealer in town.

 

I try to make some of the bigger swap meets. Stop by my booth and say HI!

 

Stock Studebaker NON disc brake wheels will not

clear the caliper, I recommend NEW wheels from

Bob Ziff 215-428-9500

 

Brake fluid, I have used silicone fluid (DOT 5) in my 52

Commander, with NO “ill” effects, My 63 Avanti has

regular (DOT 3) in it. Both work fine. BUT if you

change to DOT 5, FLUSH the complete system out

with alcohol! Better yet, rebuild and or replace all the

wheels cylinders, hoses and master cylinder!

 

Be sure to CHECK ALL you steel lines for signs of

rust! They are at least 40 years old!

 

It is “recommended” that brake hoses be replaces

every 3-5 years! Not sure I agree 100% with that, but---

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BELOW ARE THE DUAL MASTER CYLINDER INSTRUCTIONS

The ONLY Difference Between Drum and Disc is a 2# Check Valve for the Disc Brakes,

They ARE the Same kit    

 

 

 

 

TURNER BRAKE

1953 thru 1964 STUDEBAKER UNDER FLOOR

DUAL MASTER CYLINDER PACKING LIST

DRUM BRAKES ALL 4 WHEELS

 

                                                                                               1      MASTER CYLINDER MOUNT BRACKET

 

                                                                                               1      MASTER CYLINDER MOUNT BRACKET BRACE

 

                                                                                               1      NEW LINKAGE / PIN ADAPTER*

 

                                                                                               2      3/8 24 X 3¼ GRADE 8 MOUNTING BOLTS* 

                                                                                        2       5/16 24 X 1 ½ GRADE 8 BOLTS M/C MOUNT BOLTS*

                                                                                              1      5/16 24 X 1 GRADE 8 BOLT*

 

                                                                                             16     3/8  WASHERS

 

                                                                                              3      3/8  LOCK WASHERS

 

                                                                                              3       3/8 LOCK NUTS

                           

                                                                                             3       5/16 LOCK WASHERS

 

                                                                                             3       5/16 LOCK NUTS

 

                                                                                             1      3/16 COTTER PIN

 

                                                                                             2      10# RESIDUAL CHECK VALVES WITH FITTINGS

 

                                                                                            1       ADJUSTABLE PROPORTIONING VALVE

                     

                                                                                            2       ½” x 20 Tube Nuts (Not used with Flex Lines)

                        

                                                                                           1        1” PLASTIC BODY PLUG

 

                                                                                           1        SET COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS

        

                                                                                                      LIST OF MASTER CYLINDERS

 

*NOTE, EVEN THOUGH LOCK WASHERS ARE PROVIDED IN THIS

BRAKE KIT, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE USE OF RED LOCTITE

ON ALL BOLTS!!!

 

 

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TURNER BRAKE DUAL MASTER CYLINDER MOUNT BRACKET,

1953 through 1964 passenger cars

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS!

 

Remove your stock master cylinder as per the Studebaker shop manual; you must also remove the strap, which goes from the brake pedal pivot to the master cylinder. Once this is done you are ready to begin installing the TURNER BRAKE dual master cylinder mount bracket.

 

************** PLEASE NOTE ON SOME APPLICATIONS***************

On some sedan models, it may be necessary to drill a large hole (2 1/8”) in the body support directly behind the master cylinder. This will give enough clearance for the master cylinder to clear, and also enough room to install the brake line.

 

Carefully select the master cylinder, which will fit your application, (with or without disc brakes). Since each master cylinder is slightly different, both internally and externally it will be necessary to install a residual check valve (RCV) in both the front and rear lines! This is necessary due to the fact that the master cylinder is mounted below the wheel cylinders and calipers. To achieve proper brake pedal travel, and overcome the tension of the return springs.

 

Look at the bracket and familiarize yourself with how it mounts. The TURNER BRAKE master cylinder bracket has been designed to bolt on the Studebaker frame in the same location where the original master cylinder mounted, thus, there are no holes to drill in the frame! Using the 2 3/8x24x31/4 GRADE 8 bolts mount the bracket directly to the frame, so that the one side with two slots and one large hole is facing forward, and about 5” from the brake pedal. Be sure to use the lock nuts along with the lock washers and RED LOCTITE! These bolts should be torqued to 55ft lbs. REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR SAFTY!  

 

Once this is done, on to the brake pedal. Now take a look at the 1/8” thick smaller bracket. This bracket ties the brake pedal to the TURNER BRAKE master cylinder bracket, (as Studebaker did) Since you have already removed the stock bracket that tied the brake pedal to the stock master cylinder, Now reinstall the bolt that holds this on. You will also need the 5/16”-24x1” bolt to hold this to the main bracket. Again, lock washer, lock nut and red Loctite and torque to 35-ft lbs. The TURNER BRAKE dual master cylinder mount bracket is now installed.

 

 

TURNER BRAKE

7293 Oakbay Drive

Noblesville, Indiana 46062

(317) 294-1492

WWW.TURNERBRAKE.COM

 

 

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************** PLEASE NOTE ON SOME APPLICATIONS***************

Again, some models may have a different length from the brake pedal to the master cylinder bracket. If you run across this, you can use the stock bracket and cut it to the correct length and bend it in a vise, or modify the supplied bracket to work. In either case, YOU NEED TO INSTALL THIS BRACKET!  It ties the pedal to the master cylinder for strength.

 

We at TURNER BRAKE have always stressed for quality, and ease of installation. We have had a special bolt/pin made by one of our suppliers. This bolt/pin is made of 4130 steel and is hardened for strength. This bolt/pin is slightly stronger than a grade 10 bolt. Proper installation of this part is essential for your safety!

 

This bolt/pin bolts to the brake pedal and lines up the pivot point to the new master cylinder, (the centerline of a dual master cylinder is further out from the frame) before installing this part, CLEAN the area where it mounts on the brake pedal, both sides! Using the supplied washer, lock washer and grade 8 lock nut, install this bolt/pin to the same hole which you removed the original pin from, and torque to 45 ft lbs.

 

Although we strive to create a product that will “bolt in” you may need to modify your linkage. If you do please let me know, as I will try to keep track of any “trends” which may tend to occur.

 

Now install the master cylinder of your choice, using the provided hardware. All the mounting holes are slotted, both on the frame side and the master cylinder side to allow for any inconsistencies in both the Studebaker frame and various master cylinders. Once you have your master cylinder mounted, adjust the linkage the same as indicate in the Studebaker shop manual.

 

Now on to the brake lines! You MUST have available a double flaring tool, if not, you might be able to bend, shape, and or loop a stock length steel line from your local auto parts store to fit. However, I suggest buying or renting a double flaring tool to install the brake lines. You will be much happier with the final installation if you do.

 

When you purchase your master cylinder, be sure to get the correct fittings that allow a 3/16” brake line to fit into the master cylinder! Most parts stores have a good selection of these!

Remember that the large reservoir is for the front brakes and the small one for the rear brakes! Plumb your brakes correctly! These fittings are ½ -20 inverted flare to 3/16 flare.

 

TURNER BRAKE

7293 Oakbay Drive

Noblesville, Indiana 46062

(317) 294-1492

WWW.TURNERBRAKE.COM

 

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We at TURNER BRAKE recommend that you install the included residual check valves (RCV) a 10# RCV (RED) in the rear line and a 2# RCV (BLUE) in the front line, for disc brakes. This over comes the return springs and will keep brake fluid in the wheel cylinders/calipers. Both vales should be as close to the master cylinder as possible. We suggest on the inside of the frame rail to “hide” them.

 

It IS also be necessary to install the supplied adjustable proportioning valve in this system, using the supplied brass fittings to adapt the brake lines to the proportioning valve!

 
Install the proportioning valve in the rear line BEHIND the rear residual 10 pound
(RED) After installation; open the vale all the way! (Counter clockwise)

After completing the installation, and properly bleeding the brakes, TEST DRIVE the vehicle!

And determine if the rear wheels are locking up before the front brakes. If they are, then turn

The proportioning valve control knob in (clockwise) 1 turn and TEST DRIVE the vehicle

Again! And AGAIN determine if the rear wheels are locking up first. Have a second person

Help you if needed!

 

This will be MORE noticeable on a hard braking! Keep working with the adjustment until you feel the rear brakes are not locking up. Once you have the knob set, lock it in with the setscrew

 

Once you have installed your brake lines, bleed the brakes and CHECK FOR LEAKS!

 

After bleeding your brakes, test-drive your vehicle, and slowly work up to higher speeds to check how your brakes are working!

 

Now drill a 1” hole through the floor above the rear reservoir of the master cylinder. This will make it much easier to fill the master cylinder. Use the provided 1” body plug to seal the hole when done, this plug just pushes into place, do not glue it in! As when you need to fill the master cylinder again, you will have access.

 

IF YOU ARE INSTALLING THIS KIT ON A STICK SHIFT VEHICLE PLEASE READ!

 

YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR THE CLUTCH RETURN SPRING TO ATTACH; WE SUGGEST USING A WELDED EYE BOLT, (AVAILABLE FROM HARDWARE STORES) AND ATTACHING IT TO THE BODY CROSSMEMBER JUST BEHIND THE MASTER CYLINDER.

 

I ask that you fill out the last page and return it to me so that I can keep track of which master cylinders are used and any problems/suggestions that you may have. Please fill out all the information about the master cylinder that you used, if you installed a residual check valve, proportioning valve and anything that you changed or had to modify to install our product.

 

Rev 4/2018

 

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Below are the instructions for the Studebaker Truck Kits

TURNER BRAKE

DELUXE TRUCK BRAKE KIT PACKING LIST

 

                                                                                                                     1     LEFT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET

 

                                                                                                                     1      RIGHT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACET

                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                     8      3/8 x 1 3/4  GRADE 8 HEX HEAD BOLTS *

 

                                                                                                                     8       3/8   LOCK WASHERS

                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                     8       3/8   GRADE 8 LOCKNUTS

 

                                                                                                                     2       GREASE SEAL TRACK ADAPTERS

                                                                                                                     2       NEW ROTORS WITH BEARINGS AND SEALS

                                                  

                                                                                                                     2       NEW G.M. STYLE LOADED LEFT CALIPER

 

                                                                                                                     1       NEW G.M. STYLE LOADED RIGHT CALIPER

 

                                                                                                                      1     PAIR    BRAKE HOSES

                               

                                                                                                                      1     10# RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE

 

                                                                                                                      1     SET COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

    *NOTE, EVEN THOUGH LOCK WASHERS ARE PROVIDED IN THIS

   BRAKE KIT, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE USE OF RED LOCTITE

ON ALL BOLTS !!!

 

 

 

TURNER BRAKE

7293 OAKBAY DRIVE

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA. 46062

www.turnerbrake.com

E-mail diskbrake1@comcast.net

(317) 877-0453

 

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TURNER BRAKE KIT

 

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

 

BEFORE YOU START, LOOK AT THE PRE-ASSEMBLED PARTS TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE LOCATION OF EACH PIECE AND PART! AND BE SURE TO READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!! AS YOUR SAFETY DEPENDS ON THE PROPER INSTALLATION OF THIS BRAKE KIT!

 

TO INSURE PROPER BRAKING WITH THIS KIT, A POWER BOOSTER SHOULD BE USED! IF A POWER BOOSTER IS NOT USED, A HARDER BRAKE PEDAL WILL BE EVIDENT.

 

***  IMPORTANT  ***

READ THIS SECTION FOR ALL INSTALLATIONS!!

 

TO ENSURE PROPER BRAKING WITH THIS KIT, THE MASTER CYLINDER MUST BE DISASSEMBLED, AND THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE DEFEATED. THIS MUST BE DONE! OTHERWISE BRAKE LINE PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD UP AND EVENTUALLY LOCK UP THE FRONT BRAKES. TO DEFEAT THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE, (REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL FOR LOCATION) EITHER REMOVE THE VALVE ALTOGETHER OR PUNCH A SMALL HOLE IN IT TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSE! IT IS ALSO NECESSARY TO INSTALL A 10 # CHECK VALVE IN THE REAR LINE. See page 10 for removal prodedues

 

 

Remove the stock Studebaker brake parts as per the Studebaker shop manual, be sure to remove everything down to the bare spindle.

 

 

CLEAN AND INSPECT THE STOCK STUDEBAKER SPINDLES

 

CHECK THE ENCLOSED PARTS LIST AND BE SURE YOU RECEIVED ALL THE PARTS.        

 

In the kit you will see (2) cup-like machined sleeves, these are called grease seal track adapters. The purpose of these are to 1; space the rotor out to the proper location on the spindle and 2; provide a machined surface for the grease seal to ride.

 

This sleeve is purposely machined .002" undersize to the thick part of the spindle, so when heated, it will expand to slide over the spindle and butt up solid against the face of the spindle. When the sleeve cools, it will shrink fit on to the spindle.

 

 

TO INSTALL THE GREASE SEAL TRACK ADAPTERS, A WELDING OR BUTANE TORCH MUST BE USED! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS PART WITHOUT HEATING IT UP!!!

 

 

                                                        

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Using a butane or welding torch, and a pair of channel lock pliers, heat up one of the grease seal track adapters, red hot, and slide it over the spindle. To make sure that the grease seal track adapter is properly seated up against the spindle flange, use a small piece of pipe and a hammer and GENTLY TAP on the face of the adapter to make sure that it butts up solid against the spindle flange. Repeat the same procedure for the other side. BE SURE TO GENTLY TAP THE ADAPTER, DO NOT BEAT IT ON!!

 


Grease seal track adapter installed

 

Next install the caliper-mounting bracket, these brackets are marked LEFT & RIGHT! These brackets are mounted to the inside of the spindle flange (toward the engine) by using the back (3) holes on the spindle flange and the upper front hole on the spindle flange.

 

To install this bracket, use (4) 3/8 x 1 3/4 hex head bolts along with lock washers and lock nuts.  BE SURE TO USE RED LOCTITE ALONG WITH THE LOCK WASHERS AND LOCK NUTS!  TORQUE ALL THESE NUTS TO 36-38 FT. LBS. Repeat the above step for the other side.

 

After you have finished mounting these brackets, be sure that the caliper will be in back of the spindle, not in front as originally installed on the Studebakers.

 


Right side Bracket and Grease seal adapter installed

 

 

 

 

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The Cadillac rotors use the same wheel bearing as the Studebaker Car, the Studebaker Car wheel bearing must be used, this is an A-2 and A-6 bearing, and any auto parts store will know which bearings they are. When changing the bearings be sure to change the bearing races in the rotor so they are the correct ones for the bearings. The bolt pattern on the Cadillac rotor is the same as the Studebaker Truck. Be sure to use THE CADILLAC GREASE SEAL for this rotor. Part # 8871

 

When installing the Rotor, it may be necessary to use 2 axle nut washers to obtain proper

Adjustment on the wheel bearings.

 

 

Now install the Cadillac rotors, after-market R-M rotors (Raybestes # 5028, Bendix 141216), the only difference is the price. These rotors are from 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood’s. And are 12” in diameter. BE SURE TO ADJUST THE WHEEL BEARINGS AS PER THE STUDEBAKER SHOP MANUAL.


Left side rotor installed

 

Before installing the disk brake pads, you will notice that on the two stock G.M. inner pads, a small piece of metal riveted to one end. This is the early warning wear indicator, on some pads, (each manufacture is just a little different in design), this rivet may have to be drilled out and the tab to which it is attached may need to be ground down, to clear the mounting bracket. On most          

Pads, this procedure is not necessary to do. The pads are D-52

                                                  

Now the calipers and brake pads are ready for installation on the vehicle. BE SURE THAT THE CALIPER MOUNTING PINS ARE FOUR (4) INCHES LONG FROM THE END OF THE PIN TO JUST UNDER THE HEAD. GENERAL MOTORS MAKES A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SIZES FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS!! THE CORRECT PART NUMBER IS 5468226, BE SURE THESE PINS ARE FOUR (4) INCHES LONG TO THE HEAD OF THE PIN, OR 4 1/2 INCHES IN TOTAL LENGTH!!

                                                              

 

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When mounting the calipers be sure to use the LEFT caliper on the LEFT side, and the RIGHT caliper on the RIGHT side, BE SURE THAT THE BLEEDER SCREWS ARE ON THE TOP OF THE CALIPER. The driver’s side of the vehicle is the left side and the passenger side is the right side.


Note placement of bleeder valve

 

After installing the calipers on the brackets, be sure to look at the brake lines, Wagner part # F98913, this hose is approximately 17 inches long. Before installing the brake line, carefully remove the metal bracket off the hose; be very careful not to damage the hose. I have found the best way to remove this bracket, by clamping the metal bracket in a vise at the hose. Then using a pair of channel lock pliers, bend the metal part of the bracket away from the hose. Be sure to use 2-10 mm crush washers on each hose along with the banjo bolt (G.M. part # 14000404)

 

We here at TURNER BRAKE have striven to create the best product along with the ease of installation as we can. However, we cannot install each and every kit on a vehicle prior to delivery, if you or your mechanic do run into a problem. PLEASE let us know, so we can look into it, as we are constantly trying to improve our design.

 

TO INSURE YOUR SAFETY, We suggest after the first 1000 miles, you should pull one or both sides apart and inspect the spindles, and bearings for abnormal wear patterns. DO NOT REMOVE THE GREASE SEAL TRACK ADAPTERS.

 

TO HELP US KEEP OUR RECORDS IN PROPER ORDER, PLEASE COMPLETE PAGE 7 OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND RETURN IT TO THE ADDRESS BELOW. THANK YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURNER BRAKE

7293 OAKBAY DRIVE

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA. 46062

WWW.TURNERBTRAKE.COM

E-mail diskbrake1@comcast.net

(317) 877-0453

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BELOW ARE THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EARLY 4 BOLT CARS

 

 

TURNER BRAKE

1939-1951 STUDEBAKER CHAMPIONS

4 BOLT LUG PATTERN
DELUXE BRAKE KIT PACKING LIST

 

                             1     LEFT CALIPER MOUNTING ADAPTER

 

                               1     RIGHT CALIPER MOUNTING ADAPTER

 

                               1     LEFT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET

 

                                  1      RIGHT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET

 

                                    6      3/8 x 1 1/4 GRADE 8 HEX HEAD BOLTS *

                                                                                                                                                                                                          12      3/8   LOCK WASHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           6      3/8 24 LOCKNUTS

 

                               4      12 MM GRADE 8 HEX HEAD BOLTS *

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           4      1/2 LOCK WASHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           1        REBUILT LEFT CALIPER ASSEMBLY, LOADED

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           1        REBUILT RIGHT CALIPER ASSEMBLY, LOADED

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           2        BRAKE HOSES 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           2        NEW MODIFIED ROTORS

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                           8        WHEEL STUDS

 

                         1        SET COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

*NOTE, EVEN THOUGH LOCK WASHERS ARE PROVIDED IN THIS

BRAKE KIT, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE USE OF RED LOCTITE

ON ALL BOLTS !!!

 

TURNER BRAKE

7293 OAKBAY DRIVE

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA. 46062

www.turnerbrake.com

E-mail diskbrake1@comcast.net

(317) 294-1492

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TURNER BRAKE  KIT

 

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

 

BEFORE YOU START, LOOK AT THE PRE-ASSEMBLED PARTS TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE LOCATION OF EACH PIECE AND PART! AND BE SURE TO READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!! AS YOUR SAFETY DEPENDS ON THE PROPER INSTALLATION OF THIS BRAKE KIT!

 

IF A POWER BOOSTER IS NOT USED! YOU MAY EXPERIENCE A HARDER BRAKE PEDAL, HOWEVER, WITH THE ADDITION OF THE DISC BRAKES, YOU WILL MOST LIKELY NOT NOTICE IT.

 

THIS KIT WAS DESIGNED FOR STUDEBAKERS WITH A 4 BOLT LUG PATTERN

 

We have strived to put together a kit that will improve the braking on your vehicle, while maintaining a stock looking vehicle. We have also worked to use stock off the shelf parts. However, on the kit, the rotors need to be modified. They are bolted on the backside of the stock hubs, and the center hole needs to be larger. We have also re-drilled the rotors for the 4 on 4 bolt pattern.

 

***  IMPORTANT  ***

READ THIS SECTION ON ALL INSTALLATIONS!!

If YOU ARE NOT CONVERTING TO A DUAL MASTER CYLINDER, THE STOCK MASTER CYLINDER MUST BE DISASSEMBLED, AND THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE DEFEATED. THIS MUST BE DONE! OTHERWISE BRAKE LINE PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD UP AND EVENTUALLY LOCK UP THE FRONT BRAKES. TO DEFEAT THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE, (REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL FOR LOCATION) EITHER REMOVE THE VALVE ALTOGETHER OR PUNCH A SMALL HOLE IN IT TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSE! IT IS NECESSARY TO INSTALL A 2# RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE IN THE FRONT LINE AND 10# CHECK VALVE IN THE REAR LINE.

 

Remove the stock Studebaker brake parts as per the Studebaker shop manual; be sure to also remove the stock backing plates.

 

CLEAN AND INSPECT THE STOCK STUDEBAKER SPINDLES

 

CHECK THE ENCLOSED PARTS LIST AND BE SURE YOU RECEIVED ALL THE PARTS. 

 

Begin by removing the drum from the hub and bearing. DO NOT BEAT OUT THE STUDS!

If you beat out the studs, you will most likely destroy the: Brake Drum, and Hub! Cut or grind the studs far enough until you can “tap” them out with a punch and hammer. Be sure to wear proper eye and safety protection.

 

Once the hub has been removed from the drum, you are ready to install the caliper mount bracket using the 3 3/8-24x1/14 Grade 8 bolts, lock washers, and lock nuts. FOR PROPER CLEARENCE YOU MUST ALSO INSTALL A LOCK WASHER BETWEEN THE SPINDLE AND BRACKET. See Figure 1

 

 

 

 

 

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Figure 1

 

Once the Brackets are installed, be sure to also use Red Loctite on all the bolts, and torque them to 45-50 FT LBS

 

Now, press the new studs into the BACKSIDE of the rotor, DO NOT BEAT THEM IN! You WILL Crack the rotor! Pack the bearings per the Studebaker shop manual and install the rotors. Be sure that there are NO clearance issues with the brackets, spindles and rotors.

 

Next, separate the caliper from the caliper adapter bracket, Again, using the enclosed flat washers, install one (or two) washer between the caliper bracket and the caliper mount bracket. See Figure 2

You want to make sure there is clearance on BOTH sides of the caliper bracket.

 

 

 

Figure 2

 

 

 

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Using the included (4) 12x30 x1.25mm Caliper to Bracket bolts, along with Red Loctite tighten these bolts to  FT LBS of torque. You MUST use the supplied bolts, along with 2-3 drops of RED LOCTITE!. Lay the pads  into the caliper adapter bracket, BE SURE TO INSTALL THE WIRE SPRINGS and install the caliper, and tighten the 2 bolts to 37 FT LBS of torque. Be sure to install the calipers so that the bleeder is at the TOP of the caliper, This MAY require using the RIGHT caliper on the LEFT side, and the LEFT caliper on the RIGHT side. Install the supplied brake hoses, be sure to use the 4 copper sealing washers, (2 per side)  be sure to Torque the Banjo Bolts to 25 FT LBS. Then properly bleed the brakes per the Studebaker Shop Manual.

 

***  IMPORTANT  ***

READ THIS SECTION ON ALL INSTALLATIONS!!

If YOU ARE NOT CONVERTING TO A DUAL MASTER CYLINDER, THE STOCK MASTER CYLINDER MUST BE DISASSEMBLED, AND THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE DEFEATED. THIS MUST BE DONE! OTHERWISE BRAKE LINE PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD UP AND EVENTUALLY LOCK UP THE FRONT BRAKES. TO DEFEAT THE RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE, (REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL FOR LOCATION) EITHER REMOVE THE VALVE ALTOGETHER OR PUNCH A SMALL HOLE IN IT TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSE! IT IS NECESSARY TO INSTALL A 2# RESIDUAL CHECK VALVE IN THE FRONT LINE AND 10# CHECK VALVE IN THE REAR LINE.

 

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Once you have bled the brakes, and have checked for leaks and corrected any that you may encounter. Install the wheels and tires, and again, torque them to the factory specs, take your vehicle on a test drive. Start at slower speeds and work up to higher speeds. Once YOU are satisfied that they are good to go, Re-check all connections for leaks!

 

We at TURNER BRAKE recommend that after 500 miles, pull the front wheels and re-torque ALL the bolts. This will insure your safety

 

 

 

Enjoy driving your Studebaker with the finest disc brake kit available! We have been manufacturing disc brake kits since 1983! Originally for the Avanti, and other Studebaker Disc Brake cars. Our product line has grown tremendously in the last 35 + years.

 

We now manufacture ALL of our own brake hose’s, including DOT approved, braided stainless steel, Braided stainless oil lines, early car Power Steering Hoses, with the correct fittings. And we now carry wheel cylinders for various Studebaker models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURNER BRAKE
7293 Oakbay Drive
Noblesville, Indiana 46062

317-294-1492

www.TURNERBRAKE.com

diskbrake1@comcast.net

 

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