WHERE THE MONEY WENT
Item: PN: Price:
Baer A-body Track 4 front brake kit 4301381R $1,395
Baer A-body Track rear brake kit 4302112R $1,225
Baer proportioning valve 2000035 $50
Detroit Speed brake booster 050103 $375
THE COST SO FAR
Description: PHR Issue: Price:
'65 Olds Cutlass January 2010 $7,500
DSE four-link suspension January 2010 $2,345
DSE front suspension February 2010 $3,982
Baer front and rear brakes March 2010 $2,670
DSE brake booster March 2010 $375
Total $16,872

Breaking Them In
The purpose of breaking in a new brake system is to burn off residual machining oils off the rotor surface, and relieving the internal stresses inside the rotor before subjecting them to extreme temperatures. Baer recommends easy street driving for the first 400-500 miles, with a minimum of 8-10 normal heat cycles. Zinc-plated rotors, like the ones on our Cutlass, require an additional 100-200 miles and 4-6 heat cycles. Next, it's time for the fun stuff. Baer suggests performing 10 partial stops at 40 percent pedal effort, slowing from 60-15 mph. This process should be repeated at 60 percent pedal effort. After allowing the rotors to cool with 10 miles of relaxed freeway driving, another 10 partial stops must be performed at 85-90 percent pedal effort. Once the brakes cool for several hours back down to ambient air temperature, they're ready to go.

SOURCE
Detroit Speed Inc.
185 McKenzie RD
Mooresville
NC  28115
704-662-3272
www.detroitspeed.com
Performance Restorations
1500 McCormick Blvd
Mundelein
IL  60060
847-566-7469
www.performancerestorations.com
Baer Brakes
Phoenix
AZ
602-233-1411
http://www.baer.com/