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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Front Disc Brake Kit

Hi guys,

My next project is a front disk brake kit, I am thinking of going power brakes.

What kits have you guys installed and or what would you recommend?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Stay with the manual brakes. No real reason for power brakes on the early Mustangs as they are such a light car. If you have factory v8 drum brake spindles just go with the Factory style Kelsey hayes brake kit. Classic Mustang Disc Brake Conversions and Power Steering
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I went with a power disc brake conversion from Master Power Brakes. I did so after I had to take the shoulder when a vehicle in front of me hit the brakes pretty hard, no way my '70, 351C-4v with manual drum brakes was going to get stopped. Easy to convert with basic hand tools. Would do it all over again.
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Rick (NPD) just posted that he has lots of SSBC kits available...deeply discounted.
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Power brakes will not make the car stop faster, just takes less pedal effort to stop.
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Not racing the car, weekend cruiser but want to upgrade it.

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Rick (NPD) just posted that he has lots of SSBC kits available...deeply discounted.
where can I find his post?

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I have the CSRP power kit, and I'm not overly impressed. I'd get the SSBC kit from Rick if I were in your shoes.
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I wouldn't trade my manual K-H discs for a power set-up...
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I wouldn't trade my manual K-H discs for a power set-up...
Ditto! I removed the Midland booster, swapped 14" rotors and 4 piston 2015 Mustang Brembos. I made a panic stop the other day when a knuckle head pulled out in front of me. I braked hard enough to get some tire squeel, but didn't lock them up. I'd never stopped the 69 as quickly before, even when it had power 13" 2001 Cobra brakes on it.

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Is there a reason most of what I am reading is to stay away from the power brake system? I understand it will not help brake. Just interested on why so many say to stay manual.

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