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Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What have you used for disc brakes, used donor, or were you able to fab up a new assy from whats available new,...if so how did you figure out what would work, where did you start?

Many places carry new disc conversion assy, I'm assuming that these are just parts and pieces from whats currently available new on current cars, that they have figured out work together...?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got conversion brackets from mustangsteve.com and ultrastang.com to put a more modern 4whl disk setup on my '67.
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Like 66FSTBCK mentioned, CSRP is a good source of information and parts. I installed a four piston Kelsey-Hayes set-up from a '67 in my '65 and they helped out when I had some questions regarding my install. Here's a link: Welcome to CSRP
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15 years ago there wasn't so much out there for conversion kits, so most of us had to use doner car parts. I remember back in the day removing the entire rusty front spindle set up brake pads and all and installing it saying good enough. May be lucky to be alive, wasn't such a good idea thinking back. I think today like anything else you get what you pay for. Yeah you can buy a used set of calibers, rotors, spindles and it all will work to a greater or leaser exstent. Did you think the granada had a great factory brake set up, that's what you would be building. I think going with new parts makes a lot more sense and you would hope a kit is set up so all the parts work well together. Sometimes I do wonder thou, how great these kits are. In my head if you put great big 4 caliber brakes on the front you really need to do something to the rear to balance out the braking power or you've created something unsafe. Unlike most I have opted to sick with four wheel drums and make sure they are set up correctly, this included new rubber brake lines and high qauility shoes. They stop better than most disc conversions I think. They are however drums so will have more fade after repeat hard use.
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I did the granada swap and I'm in the middle of putting it on now.
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Many places carry new disc conversion assy, I'm assuming that these are just parts and pieces from whats currently available new on current cars, that they have figured out work together...?
The best of the kits use newly manufactured parts duplicating the OEM optional disc brakes for the year car you have. You can do this for under $600, and installation and maintenance will be as per the Ford Shop Manual. Kinda makes reconditioning used brakes an annoying waste of money.

What year is your car?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Interesting read from another board:


$200 Disk Brakes Anyone - MustangForums.com
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I did the granada swap and I'm in the middle of putting it on now.

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,...
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The best of the kits use newly manufactured parts duplicating the OEM optional disc brakes for the year car you have. You can do this for under $600, and installation and maintenance will be as per the Ford Shop Manual. Kinda makes reconditioning used brakes an annoying waste of money.

What year is your car?

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.

The link from mustangforums.com is basically the same idea, he just fabbed his own bracket from trial and error rather than buying one from someone.
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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.

The link from mustangforums.com is basically the same idea, he just fabbed his own bracket from trial and error rather than buying one from someone.
I have a barely used set of SSBC with spindle and all! Check 67-68 parts forum.
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