Nice 65. Looks like you're having fun. What is it do you find scary about the brakes? I have an all stock 65 2+2 and don't mind the brakes. I rebuilt the master and the wheel cylinders had the drums cleaned up and put in a better set of shoes. I can't say it stops like a new high pro car but it stops as well if not better than are 03 full size van. I know the motor and trany are already moded it's not like you're taking apart an untouched gem. I'm just not sure sometimes when we change things if we're really gaining anything. Years back I helped a guy just add disc's to the front on a budget and remember thinking it braked better before we messed with it. I know since then parts and knowledge has improved but by how much?
1965 Fastback-Scat 331, Dart heads, FPA headers, Air Gap intake, 650 Ultra DP, Cobra pan, Lunati VooDoo cam 61003, C-4, 10 inch converter, Reverse manual valve body,Detroit Truetracw/3.50s, subframe connectors.
1968 S-code Torino Fastback= project
1966 A-code Mustang coupe=Basket case not sure what to do with it used some parts for the fastback.
I think you find the brakes scary because they're not power. Every car today has power brakes, which means much of the effort is the vacuum working on the booster; very little effort is on part of the driver. Upgrading to 4w disks won't help that.
Without power assist, you actually have to PUSH the pedal, assuming all is adjusted correctly with the right parts installed.
If they're currently power assisted, then something is really wrong.
My 65 notchback (200ci) had manual 4 wheel drums. I was 15 when I got it, so more than likely I never noticed. Now with a coupla kids and Mommy with me (and nearly 2 million miles driving professionally) I think I'm more in tune to notice such issues.
The color is Twilight Turquoise.
My first Mustang, 1965 hardtop, 200ci C4
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