When I purchased the car back in January, it had been sitting for almost 17 years. I ordered new AC Delco rotors/pads, bearings, hoses, the best PepBoy's calipers offered with excellent reviews. Once I started the job, I discovered all the hose fittings were fused, decided to replace the entire line with the SS kit from FS running quality DOT3.
Once installed, I followed the factory manual procedure to bleed. Brakes have always been spongy since, bled twice to be certain I did the procedure correct.
I moved on to my Honda project, now back to Fiero driving it daily until Honda is done, will then start the complete Fiero project.
The issue I have is with these spongy brakes, something I have planned to address, the cheap AC Delco parts were meant only for a temp/safe fix as I wasn't driving the Fiero often. Twice I've had to stomp on the brakes, which produced a grinding sound from the front right. The first time it went away, today it's hanging around a bit longer. Like the pad has bedded in, I will pull the wheel tonight and inspect further/
I see it has enough pad material albeit it's unusually worn for less than 2K. My thoughts are the master also needs replacing, though the fluid level is maintaining proper level. While I am at it, go for the new Summit S-10 booster and Rodney's pending new kit: Rodney's S-10 adapter
with new SS brake hoses since I will be mildly building up my Iron Duke. I have seen partial threads mentioning the Grand AM upgrade, would be nice if a sticky existed to guide user's on the correct parts and procedures. I am aware of Ogre's Brake Upgrade article.
So recap, my meant to only be temp brake job, has another underlying issue which I suspect is the MC.
Considering upgrade to S-10 booster/SS lines, worthwhile upgrade to support my engine build?
Which caliper/rotor modifications are suggested with proven results?
Disclaimer: So I am clear, I am restoring the car completely, resto-mod, I am not "throwing" parts at it to fix issues, logic says if it's been sitting/neglected, it needs to be replaced/rebuilt. I want to efficiently use my money during the restoration to safely correct issues as encountered, secondly, enhance performance to compliment pending engine modification, last, insure all systems have been properly reconditioned/repaired.
Or, am I better off with a good stock/reconditioned system and good quality hardware ie; rotors/pads like the EBC Green?