I've looked at Stainless Steel Brakes website and I haven't been able to locate Force 10 calipers that can be used on a C-3. What kind of modifications or special brackets are required to use the Force 10's?
There was a post about these about a year ago and it seemed the general consensus then was there is no braking performance increase offered, but you gain with the lighter aluminum caliper giving you less unsprung weight.
The Force 10 calipers for C3s are substantially Delco calipers done in aluminum. They offer no braking performace increase over the iron Delcos. They do save weight...a lot of weight and it's unsprung weight so you can realize a handling improvement. So if your brakes are powerful now, they aren't going to be any better with the Force 10s. And if your brakes suck now, they'll still suck but your wallet will be $1,200 lighter.
I'm using Force 10s on my '67 Fairlane. The car came with from the factory with K-H four-piston calipers. The Force 10s for this car only differ slightly in outside appearance. There was no difference in brake performance. They do look better and they are lighter. And that's about it.
Can only speak to the slotted rotors. They were all out of spec when I recieved them and had to ship them back because they would not bolt on. If you are interested in serious brakes check out the hydratech brake boost system. I dont like the pedal feel personally but it will certainly lock them up.
I installed them on my '75 a couple of months ago but haven't had the car on the road since. I'm still having trouble getting a hard pedal (no other problems getting hard). I might have ruined the master cylinder while bleeding the brakes. No mods/ special brackets are required. I had some trouble getting a leak-free joint at the banjo fittings. They use copper crush washers to connect the banjo fittings to the calipers (different from the OEM calipers) and the seating surface on the calipers is smooth, not serrated (poor design, I think). You can't just tighten the bolts since they thread into the aluminum caliper body and could be stripped if overtorqued. It's trial & error. Mine are red and they do look good.
SSBC Claims up to 40% better stopping power. They also give you SS braided hoses which in turn are a lot better than rubber and help the car stop better.
Also the postion the of bleeder screws is important. SSBC Calipers have there bleeder screw above the pistons unlike other brakes. Yes the pads are different too. Instead of having 1 pin for the pads it has 2. By having the 2 pins it reinforces the caliper better when it flexes and makes it stronger than the 1 pin.
You need no adapter for it. You get everything you need for $700. Calipers, pads, lines. You can not delete the lines from the package b/c the are different from the original lines. The fittings are angled different and won't work.