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Sal65Stang
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posted 10-31-2002 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sal65Stang   Click Here to Email Sal65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm new to the site, so I hope I'm doing this right!!??

I have 65 Stang with stock V8 4 wheel drums. I wanted to get some front brakes and I like Stainless Steel Braking Company (SSBC). Will one of their kits fit without changing backspacing requirements for new rims? Will 15" rims work? Is it easy to install? Do I need a power brake booster? Any help would be great. Any good experiences from SSBC.

Thanks,

Sal

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mstngjoe
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posted 10-31-2002 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mstngjoe   Click Here to Email mstngjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have this kit on the front of my car. I'm running 14 inch TTD and no booster. Never a problem and stop super. Not a tough install and all quality pieces.

Have fun and good luck.

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ccode67
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posted 10-31-2002 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been looking at their setup, also check Master Power brakes, they have some nice stuff also.

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-31-2002 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a SSBC front disc kit on mine. Quality is very good for the money, and the car stops great. Installation shouldn't be difficult, but the instructions I was provided SUCKED! They just forget to mention little things like needing adapter fittings on later cars and stuff like that. No biggie. Just a PITA when you're elbow deep in grease then find out you don't have all the parts you need.

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rockafellz
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posted 10-31-2002 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Sal,

Welcome to M&M!! The best Mustang and Ford site on the net!!

I have the SSBC front disc brake kit on my '66 Mustang and it's a straightfoward install. I am using a '74 Maverick master cylinder (manual front disc and rear drums). Considered a power brake conversion, but it's out of the question since my new motor only makes 10in. of vacuum.

15" wheels will work with NO special wheels or backspacing needed. It's just to clear the rotors in diameter not width.

I would also greatly recommend that you get a '74 Maverick master cylinder. It has a smaller bore and uses less pedal pressure to stop. Make sure you tell the parts man at Napa that you have a '74 Maverick w/manual front disc (not power). I also got this tip/info from this site. I'm sure someone like Alex can 2nd this recommendation.

Good luck!!

Erik

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Sal65Stang
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posted 11-01-2002 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sal65Stang   Click Here to Email Sal65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all for the input. My car should be coming back from the paint shop next week!! Saphire Blue Pearl Metallic!! As soon as it does, I'll order the brakes and install them. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks

Sal

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-01-2002 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M, Sal!

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