Originally Posted by Further99
I bought a 79 Excella 500 with the vacuum disc break system. Unfortunately, new cars today can't be used with this system. Do I need to replace the entire break system or is ther another option? Has anyone converted this system, and what was the cost.
You need to purchase an electric over hydraulic actuator to replace the vacuum portion of the brakes. If you search this forum you will find out what is available, or contact an Airstream service center.
Disc brakes are much better than electric. But if you decide to go backwards to electric drum brakes, I will take the discs.
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA