Is that a disc brake on the driveshaft on Page 26 of the February 2011 issue on Luke Gibson’s F-250? If it is, then it’s a cool way to stop the truck.
Daniel J. Schofield
Las Vegas, NV
Good eye, Daniel. That is in fact a disc brake, and we should have mentioned something about that. But it is not the main braking system on this truck. There are brake kits for certain transfer cases, but they are parking disc brake kits only. They’re not for the main stopping power (like a pinion brake you might sometimes see on a Rockwell axle).
But they’re still very cool, and a great secondary brake if you are adding rear disc brakes to a vehicle and don’t want to opt for a parking brake at the wheel.
Females Do Put Up With a Lot!
My girlfriend said your March 2011 Rant was on the money. It brought up a time when I got stuck, and she was pushing from behind and got a sand shower! Guess I should’ve told her to stay in the middle of the rear tires, ha ha. Good times. Keep up the good work.
Vortec EFI Retrofit
In the December 2010 there was an article (Vortec Engine Fueling Fix) about replacing a CSFI system with a MDFI system in a Chevy V-8. No information was given on the name of the manufacturer or where the systems could be purchased. Is this information available?
As the article mentioned, you can pick up one of these kits at your local auto parts store. There are multiple companies that produce this kit. Our author tells us that he bought his kit at Autozone, and it was about one third of the cost of some kits he found at some other auto parts stores. OR
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