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Rory McNeil

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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-17-2002 03:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody here installed disc brakes on the front of their late 50`s Ford? Although I recently replaced the front shoes, wheel cylinders, & rubber hoses on my 59, I may look at installing discs up front, at a later date. I have heard the Granada spindles can be made to fit, but that the lower ball joint tapered hole needs to be enlarged, also the spindle hieght is different, making the front a fair bit lower. I have also heard that the mid-late 70`s Torino, Tbird, LTD 2 are supposed to pretty much "bolt in". Anybody got any input?

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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 12-22-2002 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go to Google and search for Ford disc brake swap. You'll find this:


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Bob Hopkins

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posted 01-08-2003 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rory try this site

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From: Orange County, CA
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posted 01-09-2003 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anybody tried any of the kits for a disc swap from any of the brake places, like Stainless steel or anything. I have my '57 Fairlane that I want to add disc brakes to, since drums would look dumb behind 16" polished Torque Thrusts II's. I've seen the kits, and have kicked around the idea, but haven't anything good or bad yet.

Gary M.-
1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford pickup, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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