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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-02, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a disk conversion kit for my 67 coupe w/200 cu. in. I6. I was wondering how difficult it would be to convert to power brakes? What do I need?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-02, 04:47 PM
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Usually you can purchase a kit to do that too. Or buy, the factory parts.

Usually you need:

Booster
Master Cylinder
Lines
Vacumn hose that is non colapsable
Linkage
Maybe different pedal assy.

But, it makes a BIG difference....

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You will have to get a new brake pedal from a power brake car. They are a little hard to find. There is a company that makes a bolt up booster that uses the old pedal setup. I think this would be the way to go for all but concourse cars. I think its american racing, or american thunder. They cost about the same as a stock unit, but are smaller and fit the space much better. Just unbolt MC and bolt this thing into place, hook up one vacuum line and you are there from what I understand. Anyone else use these or know what I am talking about??
 
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Has anyone here driven a car with front disk and rear drums without power assist? I have seen the kits and they are about $400 that I don't have. I was actually hoping to save that money and just rebuild the front suspension, while I am doing the brake conversion.

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Drove a 66 with front disc and rear drum, but no power brake mustang. It stops OK, but not great.

I really don't know how else to describe it.

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Why do I have to modify the brake pedal?

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the stock power brake unit used a different pedal to lessen the leverage of the pedal. they are not that hard to come by but you will pay about 50.00 for an auto pedal and 75.00 for one for a stick shift (you can use the automatic and cut the metal pad so that the stick rubber cover fits, it works perfect). hawkrod

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My 67 has just that, non power front disk and rear drum. I think it feels great. Used my standard pedal and a 73 mavrick non power disk brake mastercylinder. I think the pedal feels better than a power setup because you have a better pedal feeling.
 
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yeah, if you want a better feel (and a leg workout, i must be getting old<G>) then the maverick MC on the stock pedal is just the ticket. but if you use the stock power booster you have to change the pedal or you will find your ass on the hood after the first stop! now the question that begs to be answered, do mavericks use a different pedal with power brakes or are the boosters recalibrated. if a maverick does not use a special pedal with power brakes then that booster would be a candidate for a mustang swap with the stock pedal (whew, talk about run-on thoughts!). hawkrod

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A website I found said that he used 87 Mustang 4cyl and an aluminum master from an 87 Lincoln LSC. I am going to try that, with the stock pedal. I am also going to consult Willwood tech support. Hopefully I will be able to do this in about month. While I am at it I am going to rebuild my front suspension. Just need money.

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