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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 06-29-2002 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a 77 F-150 that I'm going to use for parts on my 68. The big thing I want is disk brakes on front. I've got that part covered. I was thinking though, how much difference is there between power disc brakes and manual disc brakes? Does it actually stop better with the power assist? Or is there just more pedal effort without? I thought about putting in the power steering too, but I just don't think I need it because I think it steers just fine without it.
Will the power disc setup from the 77 even function correctly if I choose to go manual? Am I stupid for even asking?

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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 06-29-2002 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would go with the power brake setup. Once you go with them,you will never go back.

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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
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posted 08-04-2002 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The disc calipers themselves don't care if you have power or not. The pushrod on the brake pedal mounts in a different place to give you different leverage for manual or power assist. The master cylinder will be the same. The only difference will be the pushrod connection on the brake pedal. Use the power pedal with the power booster.
I have a '78 F-150 with power discs and a '66 with manual drums. I actually prefer the manual feel. I'm going to go with manual discs on my '66.


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