Disc Brake Conversion advice
I know there are a lot of threads about disc brake conversion for a 66 Mustang, but some are dated and the most recent ones aren't providing me with the advice I am seeking.
I have recently purchased a 66 Mustang, 289, auto, which is mostly stock. I have been informed that I should change the single master brake cylinder to a dual master cylinder for safety. It is a daily driver. The only modification I have made so far has been installing a Weiand Street Warrior intake manifold and a 4 barrel 500cfm carburetor (both from Summit Racing).
I have a few questions:
1. What do I need in order to do this?
2. Should I also change to front disc brakes at the same time? Or will a dual master cylinder for drum/drum be able to be used for disc/drum when I upgrade at a later stage?
3. What kit should I be looking at for this?
4. Do I also need to modify or replace the export brace to fit a dual master cylinder (or is this only required if I opt for power brakes? I am a fit mid-40s military member, so don't really have any issues pushing a pedal down with my leg, so not sure if this is required).
4. Is this something I can do with my limited experience or should I be taking the parts to a professional (I am a keen amateur with access to a workshop at the MWR on the local military base; but have 4 kids on a single income so need to balance safety and being frugal - I like working on the car myself, as I think that makes it more of 'my' project and I learn more about the car while doing it).
I have so far looked at Summit Racing's brand, CSRP, Leed Brakes, Master Power Brakes's Legend Series, and CJPonyParts's offerings.
Grateful for any advice before I start shopping for parts.
1966 Coupe, 289 C code, auto
- mostly stock except: Weiand Street Warrior intake manifold; Summit Racing 4 barrel 500cfm carburetor
- absolute amateur - willing to learn and work hard
Last edited by rui-1975; 04-06-2018 at 11:44 PM.
Reason: added some info