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Mooney
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From: Marietta, Ga
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posted 10-09-2004 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found two 66 T-Birds at the local Pick n Pull and both of them have power front disc brakes (4 piston calipers) and they're in excellent shape. And I'd really like to fit them onto my 65 stang. Is there anyway possible this can be done? Will they mount up? Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Luke

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KULTULZ
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posted 10-09-2004 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. The calipers should mount directly to your present spindles (8 cyl). Also take the rotors and hardware.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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Mooney
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posted 10-09-2004 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome man! Completely and totally awesome! I'll I was going to buy the complete setup so this is great! Gotta get there early and get 'em while there still there! Do you think the power brakes would be able to be crossed over as well? Or is that pushing my luck?
Thanks again,
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KULTULZ
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posted 10-10-2004 02:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The BIRD booster will be too large for the application. You will need an origional booster installation or one of the new aftermarket kits. Actually, manual disc with these style calipers will be all you need.

Now be advised this style caliper is subject to piston freeze (8) and will most likely have to be overhauled if has been sitting.

-Stainless Steel Brakes- will take them, install stainless sleeves and pistons w/ stainless crossover lines and there will be no more freeze-up.

This setup was available on the 65/67 MUSTANG factory, so parts will be readily avalable. The BIRD caliper has larger pistons and uses a larger dia. rotor than the MUST/FAIRLANE.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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