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Old 11-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So where's your write with full, step by step, easy to follow instructions,....??

I'd like to follow you as I'm sure would many others,...
You'll need to find a 75-80 granada, which is kind of hard,
-then take the spindles, caliper brackets, shroud, disc, calipers, the hole 'shabang' (if they're in good condition), also the rear axle (if you want it) and master cylinder
-then everything just mounts straight on from there

The only draw back is that you can't run torque thrust wheels ,and a few others I can't think of, because of the large calipers.

Now, I found a 75 granada on craigslist for $350
so of course i got it, took what i needed then scraped it for the same price.
I bought all new disc, calipers, pads, and I plan on reusing all the bearings.
And all that ran me $200, at Oreillys
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Israel,
I pieced my front discs from a few places.
The backing plates, caliper mounting brackets, and proportioning valve from MU.
The calipers, rotors, pads, seals, flex lines and shocks all came from Rockauto.
Autozone had the best price for a power booster.
Since I'm adding a power booster, I bought a new power
pedal from CSRP ($49 on E-Bay).
I cleaned, re-packed, and reused the existing inner and outer bearings.



^68 drum spindles, so most parts used are for a '67.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:19 AM   #18 (permalink)
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67,...not looking to refuburish or use anything snagged from a boneyard, kinda looking at what SCAREBIRD seems to offer,...his "kit" is a fabbed bracket and small fittings, he then makes note of parts that you can buy new from donor cars that will work.
For a 67, use the chockostang or CSRP kits. OEM style, and under $600. No "late model adapting" required.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #19 (permalink)
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So where's your write with full, step by step, easy to follow instructions,....??

I'd like to follow you as I'm sure would many others,...
You couldn't pay me to use Granada brakes on an early Mustang. If you were offering to pay me, I would insist on a better, OEM Mustang style brake.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You couldn't pay me to use Granada brakes on an early Mustang. If you were offering to pay me, I would insist on a better, OEM Mustang style brake.
Any reason why?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Any reason why?
GT is correct--The Granada in a Pain in the A--.

Why jump through the hoops of getting the tie rods to fit, have small calipers, smaller rotors, stock wheels don't fit, etc.

Just Bolt on the 67 Disc Brakes?

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I looked at the Granada swap a few years ago when I did mine. I had even sourced the parts at a friends junkyard. When I added up the cost of replacing the junk parts I wouldn't use with new parts I realized it was a lot of money for 40 year old technology and I would still need to convert to power to work the single piston sliding caliper. I decided on the Wilwood brakes without a power booster and love them. They do however widen the track I believe 1/2 inch per side but I'm running late model bullit wheels so that was to my advantage. In retrospect the stock 4 piston disc brakes seem to be the same basic technology and should work just as well. It's a shame the car manufacturers cheaped out with the single piston sliding caliper design. You may have noticed the hot ticket now is the old fixed caliper multi piston design. I would stay away from any sliding caliper design.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I made my own brackets to put 2006 GT front brakes on my 65 Falcon. I have access to AutoCad at work so I designed them based on a drum spindle and the dimensions of the 06 caliper mounts. The hardest part was compensating for the offset needed on the mount to align the caliper to the rotor.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with Granada disc brakes. My family bought a 1977 Granada brand new and drove it for 30 years before rust took the body. The brakes never failed to stop the car during that time. I salvaged the entire drive train and have installed the rear end and disc brakes on my 1966 Coupe. I also have the original Granada rims to which I can use my 1966 hubcaps on. If you have deep pockets by all means buy one of the "kits" that some people offer. Some of us don't and have found other options. The rotors from our Granada were 11.0" which will provide plenty of stopping power for a classic Mustang under normal driving conditions. People seem to forget that the Mustang was just a made over Falcon and the Granada was just a made over Mustang. All use mostly the same parts. That's my 2 cents worth.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It's not a good idea to cheap out on brakes or cobble together a misc group of parts.

We're not talking about your driving here, we are talking about when someone cuts you off, with your wife beside you, and your kids or grand kids in the back seat.

I don't drive around thinking to myself, geeze I wish I had saved money on brakes. These cars don't have airbags or chassis that are engineered to absorb crash impacts, and save the occupants.

Good luck to you

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If you can make the caliper mounts, Lincoln/Thunderbird K-H calipers & big rotors. See this older post....

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