Maybe. Possibly. Also maybe some adjustment on the old ones.
The new ones feel way higher quality, so I might put some pants on and take them for a test drive. Still pretty convinced I need to switch to disc brakes in front.
[Updated] WOW it stops way better than before! I think this highlights my need for uprated brakes. Hitting the bike shop today.
[Update 2] Ok ok ok.... I bought a new front wheel. The bike shop hooked me up with one with a machined sidewall and disc mount provisions. It was way more money than I was hoping to spend and I question the logic of not buying a used bike with the correct wheels, but alas it is done.
Bonus picture of Dog B and the bike (sans new wheel). (He looks weirdly scary in this picture, but I assure you he is a big sweetheart)