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
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.
__________________ Slowly restoring and improving dads '68 289 Coupe...
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.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.
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.
Global West arms
TCP Strut Rods
Wilwood Ft. Discs
Always a work in progress
63 Falcon Ragtop
New project for my honey
Hers to my His, er...Hers
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.
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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