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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA USA
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posted 05-03-2003 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this isn't an "Old Ford" Forum,, But I do know that all you gearheads are the most knowledgable FOMOCO guys around..

My partner has a presteen '55 T-Bird and wants to put "Disc Brakes" on it..

What are some of the better quality disc brake conversion units on the market that will fit his '55..

Talk To Me,, Any advice is appreciated..


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Don
'66 Fastback
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'94 Skidoo Mach Z, 925cc,, 175 hp,, 2" Camoplast Long Track..

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Mpcoluv
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posted 05-03-2003 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big D:
I know this isn't an "Old Ford" Forum,, But I do know that all you gearheads are the most knowledgable FOMOCO guys around..

My partner has a presteen '55 T-Bird and wants to put "Disc Brakes" on it..

What are some of the better quality disc brake conversion units on the market that will fit his '55..

Talk To Me,, Any advice is appreciated..


I'm pretty sure Master Power Brakes makes a kit.
www.mpbrakes.com

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Big D
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posted 05-03-2003 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Checked their Web-Site out and they are pretty competitivly priced..

I've never heard of them before.. But then again,, I am not up on Brake systems..

Any more suggestions out there..

Don

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KULTULZ
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posted 05-04-2003 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
-57 FORD (TBIRD) Disc Brake Retrofit-

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Big D
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posted 05-04-2003 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Article.. Converting Mustangs to Granada/Monarch front discs is pretty common,, it's good to know that is another option for the T-Bird..

That's going to be my "NEXT WINTER" project.. I was given a Lincoln Versaille.. The car is complete except the motor is missing..

From what I've read: Even though the 9" rear is the same width as my '66 Fastback,, to convert to Versaille 9" with rear discs isn't any great advantage over a front disc/rear drum system set up properly..

Any Comments ??

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Don
'66 Fastback
302 with 5 speed
Royal Blue Metallic w/Ghost Flames
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/BigD.html
'94 Skidoo Mach Z, 925cc,, 175 hp,, 2" Camoplast Long Track..

"OK, So What's The Speed of Dark"..

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KULTULZ
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posted 05-04-2003 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
-Installing A Versaille Rear End-

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