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tceddia
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Hey all,

Just about to start on the front brakes. Wanted to change them from drums to disks but I'm not sure how to go about it. Any advice?? I don't need brand new everything. I heard that you can take them off a falcon? But does that mean the whole front axle? How much do you think I'm looking at?

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I havent seen any info on falcon swaps for pre 67 cars, so cant really comment..
However, keep in mind, anything non factory will require engineer sign off (so may not work out cheaper if that is your motivation for using falcon parts).


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Ahh I see, but if I get a conversion kit I should be ok?


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Sign off may depend on the State, so best do some checking as when I had the Fairlane disc's on the 66 they went straight through rego natzi's here in the ACT and car had new Vic rego when I purchased it.


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To use Falcon brakes you need Falcon spindles, and apparently fitting them to a pre-67 car will introduce incorrect geometry that will result in bump steer. How much and how bad I cant comment on.

From my research the best way to do it seems to be to get a SSBC kit that includes all the factory components- 11in rotors, 4 piston Kelsey Hayes (copy) calipers, brackets, etc.

Seems to me that way you know everything is "right" for your car.


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Thanks all,

I'll look into getting a conversion kit from somewhere here in Melbourne. I think mustangs of Melbourne have some sort of a kit that will work. At least I won't have to engineer anything


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You have to beend the steering arms if you use falcon stubs on pre67 to correct bump steer


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Shaun is right (as expected) and this is what I have had done on my 65FB to return it to factory geometry.


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65-6 drum brake spindles are the same as the disk spindles. You just need the caliper plate, disks, calipers & flex lines. Then add a booster & get a dual master cylinder & separate the front & rear lines with a proportioning valve on the rear line.

That way you do the conversion without messing around with suspension & wheel alignment.


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ozbilt wrote
65-6 drum brake spindles are the same as the disk spindles. You just need the caliper plate, disks, calipers & flex lines. Then add a booster & get a dual master cylinder & separate the front & rear lines with a proportioning valve on the rear line.

That way you do the conversion without messing around with suspension & wheel alignment.
Unless its a 6cyl 4 stud setup incase anyone else reading this for info. V8 spindles are the same


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I have a complete setup here in the ACT, off a '66; Spindles, rotors, calipers, brake hoses. discs could do with machining Will be in Melb tomorrow if interested.


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scott66stang wrote
ozbilt wrote
65-6 drum brake spindles are the same as the disk spindles. You just need the caliper plate, disks, calipers & flex lines. Then add a booster & get a dual master cylinder & separate the front & rear lines with a proportioning valve on the rear line.

That way you do the conversion without messing around with suspension & wheel alignment.
Unless its a 6cyl 4 stud setup incase anyone else reading this for info. V8 spindles are the same


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This is the kit we do!!!

It is great kit that has everything you need just to unbolt yours and bolt this in! Very Straight forward!
No need to worry about trying to match up anything! And all brand New!
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COMPATABILITY: This kit is compatible with 5 lug 63-69 US Falcon/Comet (60-62 as well with 63-65 control arm replacement and 8 cylinder type spindles), 62-69 US Fairlane, 65-73 Mustang, 67-73 Cougar, Maverick/Comet, and some Torino. This kit installs onto existing V8 drum brake type spindles. The spindles are not included. Users with 6 cylinder cars will need to acquire and install 8 cylinder type spindles.

CONTENT: The kit includes everything needed to swap out your front drum brakes for OE type "KH" Kelsey-Hayes type 4 piston caliper front disc brakes originally found on 1965-1967 V8 Mustang and other 60's Ford cars. All new parts including a dust shield kit, caliper brackets, corrosion protected performance 4 piston calipers, performance ceramic brake pads, hose brackets and attachment hardware, adjustable proportioning valve, residual pressure valve, wheel bearings, wheel seals, caliper attachment hardware, wheel attachment hardware, dust caps, performance slotted rotors with bearing races pre installed, Grade 8 attachment bolts, thread lockers, anti-sieze grease for the brake fittings, caliper lube, and wheel bearing grease. Note that you will need to adapt or re-fab your hard brake lines to accommodate the proportioning valve, the residual pressure valve.

SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS: This kit is ideal for users with 5 lug 63-69 Falcon, Mustang, Fairlane, Torino, Cougar. The kit installs onto the existing spindles and thus is an easy mechanical install that does not affect the wheel alignment. This choice is also uses OE spec replacement parts with 65-67 applications. Most original V8 type14" wheels will fit this conversion. This is the kit that you should choose if you desire to use your original wheels and/or maintain "originality" with 65-67 applications.

This kit is $1250 plus $90 for the dual circuit master cylinder shown.


Add $250 to the brake kit price, if you want to add a Power Booster and master cylinder conversion for 66,

or $350 for a 67 - 69 (includes auto or Manual Brake Pedal, with pedal pad and stainless trim).


Brake kits don't come with hoses, these are easily sourced locally, if you need them to be marked ADR approved.
We do have new Braided hoses to suit, but these are made in the USA, so DO NOT come with ADR approval. These are $100 pair.

We can supply the ADR approved hoses, in Rubber or Braid, if required.


For Forum users who buy the Disc Brake kit, and the Booster Kit, , we will deliver to Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney Canberra, Hobart or Melbourne for FREE! Other places get discounted shipping. Insurance is extra, if required.


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The Mustangs of Melbourne kit will need an engineers certificate, because you are using fabricated brackets for the callipers etc etc.
An original or repro of original system won't need an engineers cert.


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