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MDF99
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From: Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Registered: May 2001

posted 10-16-2001 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What brand of front disk brake conversion kit do you all recommend for a 66 coupe? I'm looking for a complete kit. These old drums have got to go. Thanks much!!

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67coupe
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From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-16-2001 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i used granada spindles in the begining so i couldnt tell u the diff but im happy with the way it stops

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67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-16-2001 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just have the stock front discs. They aren't bad. I will probably add a more aggressive pad and some slotted rotors.

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danieldykstra
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From: Atlanta, GA, USA
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posted 10-16-2001 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for danieldykstra   Click Here to Email danieldykstra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this website:

http://www.ssbrakes.com/

Apparently they are one of the better systems out there. They have a complete kit and everyone says it is the easiest in that it doesn't require any modifications.

I asked the same question elsewhere and got mondo responses. After digesting them all, I think this is going to be the best bang for my buck.

Take it easy.

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JAAZZY
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posted 10-17-2001 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have their kit for the rear. It was an easy install.

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Originally posted by danieldykstra:
Check out this website:

http://www.ssbrakes.com/

Apparently they are one of the better systems out there. They have a complete kit and everyone says it is the easiest in that it doesn't require any modifications.

I asked the same question elsewhere and got mondo responses. After digesting them all, I think this is going to be the best bang for my buck.

Take it easy.


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Moneymaker
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posted 10-17-2001 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the Wilwood stuff as well as the SS Brakes parts.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 10-17-2001 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If using SSB, you may want to check out their upgraded stuff. Force 10 The original setup is OK but I'd like better stopping power.

I'd check out the Wilwood setup also. Supposed to be more advanced.

A problem with disc brake setups on 65/66. not all systems will work with original style steel wheels if you're using them. I have 1/8 spacers with one wheel for caliper clearance and I have the original setup.

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John Mitzel
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From: Chester,NH USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 10-18-2001 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Mitzel   Click Here to Email John Mitzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put the SSB kit on the front of our '66 coupe. With the exception of some small hardware errors, the kit was a simple bolt-on operation with easy-to-follow instructions and quality parts. Very happy with the results!

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AlphaDog
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From: GA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-20-2001 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AlphaDog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much is the front and rear kit from the ssbrakes.com folks?

-Dog

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
Registered: May 2001

posted 10-20-2001 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wilwood, baer racing, ss brakes, cobra automotive, and global west all have very good disk brake kits. they run from about 600 to about 1500 per axle.

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