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Old 05-30-2004, 02:48   #1 (permalink)
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66 XR Falcon Brakes ( conversion to discs )

Hey guys I am looking at fitting disc brakes to my 66 XR ute. Im tossing up whether to go the later 4 wheel disc conversion or simply run two boosters with the XT master cylinder setup

Either way I have to get disc brakes on the front
what is the best way to acheive this?
from what I undertsand ( if you can find them ) XR/T disc brake spindles will obviously bolt straight on and vented, slotted discs are available from DBA.

Other than that can i fit later model spindles ( XF ) to the XR, i know the balljoints are the same but what about the tie-rods? different size i think - can you get sleeving kits or will the XF tierod ends fit onto the XR's inners?

Any advice would be appreciated guys
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Re: 66 XR Falcon Brakes ( conversion to discs )

Easiest way is to get the disc brake setup from an XW-XY or ZC-ZD. These have the booster located behind the master cylinder, rather than a remote booster as per earlier models. Later spindles etc should all bolt up, but there may be a couple of differences with the booster mounting to the firewall - minor I'd reckon.

Unfortunately, AFAIK, the later (XA-on) booster and master cylinder will not fit, as the bolt pattern is different.

Not sure about the 4-wheel disc option - some people reckon the front wheel disc-only master cylinder can be used as is, but others say it must be modded, (from memory I think the rear drums always have a bit of pressure in the line, held in by a valve which may cause rear disc pads to drag).

Anyone confirm this?
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