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Stanger76
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posted 05-16-2002 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK guys, question time. What is the easiest and cheapest route to installing disc brakes on a '65 Galaxie? I know someone out there has bound to have done this swap. I'm in the middle of buying this car that has been sitting for 10+ years and the brakes do not work and now would be the time to switch them since they aren't working.
Thanks, Shane

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Thud
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posted 05-20-2002 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Easiest? Probably the Master Power Brakes kit. They have them in manual or power and since the spindles/brackets/rotors/calipers come assembled, it's pretty slick. The booster/master cylinder comes with a distribution block, too. About all that ther is to do is bend some lines. It ain't cheap though ($700 for manual, $800 for power).

Cheapest? Junkyard scrounging. Look for cars with the complete setup from '65 (you won't find many) up through '72.

(I'm going Master Power 4-wheel Discs)

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Stanger76
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posted 05-20-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks a million. Good friend of mine has a '70 Galaxie just sitting I can rob the whole lot from.
Shane

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-23-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOPS! FoMoCo had a running change in bearing suppliers in 1969. The 69-72 rotors will NOT fit the 65-68 spindles. You should be able to install the 70 spindles on your 65 ball joints.

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Thud
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posted 05-23-2002 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex!

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-14-2002 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wilwood has a nice kit as well and talk about stopping power. I put them on my boss car along with a 1 1/16 master cyl. They work VERY well...

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rm302 boss
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posted 12-16-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can this car use the Mavrick, comet spindles form the mid 70's? I did it to my 65 mustang.
nice and cheap......
Rene

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posted 12-17-2002 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NOpe.

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posted 12-17-2002 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(( NUTS )))

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posted 12-17-2002 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look at this site they may be able to help..
www.fatmanfab.com
Rene

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