I've copped a bit of stick from some members on the value of doing what I've done. Most have been supportive and helpful but there also has been a few nay-sayers.
I'd like to reiterate the reasons for my decision to go down this path.
I established right from the start improvement of braking was not my primary goal. I was disappointed with the deterioration of the drum brake componentary. I was after something that was simpler.
I believe I've achieved that and given others much more information if they feel inclined to go down that path themselves for whatever reason/s they have.
Some members have suggested that the rear discs would be detrimental to the front/rear braking balance.
My experience so far is that there is no suggestion that the front/rear balance is compromised.
Without comparative testing I can't comment definitively on any improvement. The only thing I'm prepared to say is that the braking is as good as I would expect a well maintained braking system would be.
However, I am prepared to say this. Previously it was fairly easy to lock one or both rear wheels when braking heavily, that has not been my experience so far.
I've yet to have a real panic stop and at this early stage in the breaking in procedure I'm not prepared to simulate that just yet.
As far as cost, time and effort. Yes, it was at significant cost. Mainly for the kit itself and the cost of shipping from the US.
Knowing what I now know, I could easily produce the kit myself. However, I believe I've paid for the research Scarebird have done to determine the best combination of parts to work correctly on a Mk1 car.
The effort and time, for me, is irrelevant. What else am I going to spend my time on.
Others can make their own judgement as to whether they want to follow based on my experience.