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Jim Sams
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From: Charlotte NC
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-30-2001 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Guys,
I am new to the forum, and have a question.
I have converted my '69 mustang to Granada disk brakes with a granada manual master cylinder.
The problem is that it still is pretty weak in the braking department.
Anyone have a monster braking system on their mustang?
Thanks, Guys.

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 01-30-2001 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, Jim - Welcome to M&M!!

Another '69 fan - Kool! I can't help you with your killer brakes question (I've got OEM discs/drums on my '69 Mach I), but I'm sure their are a few M&M folks here that can get you 'jump-started' in your project!
Good Luck !!
Ryan

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 01-30-2001 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey again, Jim.
Check out the 1/21/01 post (on page 2 of this forum). It has a bunch of good stuff on such a swap and may be helpful in correcting your symptoms.
Later,,, Ryan

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Jim Sams
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From: Charlotte NC
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posted 01-30-2001 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies. I already have the Granada setup, and while it's better that 4 wheel drum, it is not that great.
I want brakes equal to my 372C powerplant.

Thanks, Jim

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 01-30-2001 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah - me again , Jim:
Are you sure you should be using the Granada MANUAL master cylinder with discs?

...I'm thinking that it may not move enough fluid for a disc system..

If you pump the brakes does the performance improve?

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Jim Sams
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From: Charlotte NC
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posted 01-30-2001 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ryan,
I have the manual disk brake master cylinder. "should" be OK I would think.
Of course the Boss 302 Chassis book calls out a '69 truck master cylinder for the old race brake kits.

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Dave Gibson
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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 01-30-2001 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Jim,
Welcome to Mustangsandmore.com. Glad to have you here. Check out all the Forum's and enjoy. Please stop by Sam's Place and introduce yourself to the gang.
Are you using a singal or dual resevor master cyclinder for your brake application??? Just curious.

Dave & Terri

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TomP
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Registered: Dec 99

posted 01-31-2001 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Granada's don't have "better" brakes... they are simply cheaper to produce and more of them.

The old 4 piston types are better.

I made my own setup ,using 12" rotors and the original drum brake spindles,and 4 piston aluminum calipers, its riceburner stuff ,but cheap in wreckers and lightweight. Problem is that most 15" wheels won't clear.

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Jim Sams
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From: Charlotte NC
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-31-2001 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, you may be right about the granada brakes. Tell me about your japaneese retrofit.

Thanks, Jim

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302Mustang66
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From: Virginia
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-31-2001 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 302Mustang66   Click Here to Email 302Mustang66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd also like to hear about your brake upgrade.

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Nos351C
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Registered: Jul 2000

posted 01-31-2001 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Jim

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