via Iron Trap Garage
One of the largest improvements you can make to an Early Ford is installing “juice” or hydraulic brakes.
1939 was the first year of hydraulic brakes, so this was a common upgrade for early hot rodders to install on their Model A’s and 1932-38 Fords. While there are many ways to go about this swap, Matt shows us how to install Juice brakes onto earlier small pattern spindles.
The small pattern spindles can be found on Fords from 1929-36. The small pattern spindles have two issues that prevent this from being a bolt-on modification — the bolt pattern is slightly smaller and the center part of the spindle that keeps the backing plate centered is smaller.
Matt shows us an old school trick to make the two parts work together and whoever figured it out deserves massive credit…