Front Disc brakes for your Traction Avant 11

After converting my Traction Avant to 4-speed, I noticed that the car’s braking power is only just sufficient to drive safely in today’s traffic. 

Unless you firmly press the brake pedal; then something does happen!

Especially with several passengers in the car the braking power seems to be on the small side, probably because we are used to power brakes in modern(er) cars.

Kicking harder on the brake pedal also helps, and the well adjusted new brake linings on the brake drums make sure that the car will block on all wheels in case of a panic stop.

Nevertheless, I started looking for possibilities to mount disc brakes on the front wheels.

In France, until 2004, there was a manufacturer that sold kits with discs, caliper adapters and calipers. 

Without a brake booster but that is certainly not a big problem, a 7 inch brake assist booster (aftermarket add-on)  fits from any ’60-’65 kit . So this might be the next project:

Did call and email but never got in touch….

Still going to make it myself! 

Or just place a brake booster in combination with a suitable master cylinder, then I can use the existing drum brakes and make 2 separate circuits.


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