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Old 03-17-2005, 00:16   #1 (permalink)
John Hale
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1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes. I
heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this with
used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly needed
to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but what
about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or links to
websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in advance!
John


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Old 03-17-2005, 00:17   #2 (permalink)
Mark C.
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info

Upgrade to some high qualiy rotors and pads in front and add rear disks and
a better master cylinder.

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"John Hale" <radconjohn@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:r5WdnYPyPv1LObbfRVn-hQ@adelphia.com...
> Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes. I
> heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this with
> used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly
> needed
> to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but
> what
> about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or links
> to
> websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in advance!
> John
>
>



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Old 03-17-2005, 00:17   #3 (permalink)
Michael Johnson, PE
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info

Try this site: http://svo73mm.cjb.net/

John Hale wrote:
> Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes. I
> heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this with
> used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly needed
> to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but what
> about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or links to
> websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in advance!
> John
>
>

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Old 03-17-2005, 00:17   #4 (permalink)
ironrod
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info

A 73mm caliper from a Lincoln LSC or Crown Victoria will bolt right up,
depending on the size of your master cylinder you might have to upgrade that
as well. In my case I upgraded the rear brakes on my 88GT with the SSBC
rear disk conversion kit, (essentially stock Turbo Coupe rear rotors and
calipers along with a larger master cylinder and some hardware) the upgrade
helped in the braking department but the peddle effort became uncomfortably
high, switching to the larger front calipers dropped the peddle effort back
down to where it belonged.

"Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in message
news:2LqdnfgLEZ6LV7bfRVn-rw@comcast.com...
> Try this site: http://svo73mm.cjb.net/
>
> John Hale wrote:
> > Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes.

I
> > heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this

with
> > used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly

needed
> > to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but

what
> > about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or

links to
> > websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in

advance!
> > John
> >
> >



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Old 03-17-2005, 00:17   #5 (permalink)
cprice@here.com
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info


I did the 73mm caliper upgrades to an 87, and it was worth it. I would
strongly suggest going to a bigger master cylinder.


ironrod wrote:
> A 73mm caliper from a Lincoln LSC or Crown Victoria will bolt right up,
> depending on the size of your master cylinder you might have to upgrade that
> as well. In my case I upgraded the rear brakes on my 88GT with the SSBC
> rear disk conversion kit, (essentially stock Turbo Coupe rear rotors and
> calipers along with a larger master cylinder and some hardware) the upgrade
> helped in the braking department but the peddle effort became uncomfortably
> high, switching to the larger front calipers dropped the peddle effort back
> down to where it belonged.
>
> "Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in message
> news:2LqdnfgLEZ6LV7bfRVn-rw@comcast.com...
>
>>Try this site: http://svo73mm.cjb.net/
>>
>>John Hale wrote:
>>
>>>Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes.

>
> I
>
>>>heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this

>
> with
>
>>>used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly

>
> needed
>
>>>to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but

>
> what
>
>>>about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or

>
> links to
>
>>>websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in

>
> advance!
>
>>>John
>>>
>>>

>
>
>

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Old 03-17-2005, 00:17   #6 (permalink)
cprice@here.com
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info


Oh, and I used the instructions from the website below to do the
conversion (cred to MJ in the thread below).

http://svo73mm.cjb.net/

ironrod wrote:

> A 73mm caliper from a Lincoln LSC or Crown Victoria will bolt right up,
> depending on the size of your master cylinder you might have to upgrade that
> as well. In my case I upgraded the rear brakes on my 88GT with the SSBC
> rear disk conversion kit, (essentially stock Turbo Coupe rear rotors and
> calipers along with a larger master cylinder and some hardware) the upgrade
> helped in the braking department but the peddle effort became uncomfortably
> high, switching to the larger front calipers dropped the peddle effort back
> down to where it belonged.
>
> "Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in message
> news:2LqdnfgLEZ6LV7bfRVn-rw@comcast.com...
>
>>Try this site: http://svo73mm.cjb.net/
>>
>>John Hale wrote:
>>
>>>Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes.

>
> I
>
>>>heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this

>
> with
>
>>>used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly

>
> needed
>
>>>to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but

>
> what
>
>>>about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or

>
> links to
>
>>>websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in

>
> advance!
>
>>>John
>>>
>>>

>
>
>

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Old 03-17-2005, 00:17   #7 (permalink)
Michael Johnson, PE
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info

I did the front brake conversion to '94+ brakes. I need to install the
master cylinder as the brakes are a little spongy with the stock MC.
Even with the soft pedal it stops much better than the stock front brakes.

cprice@here.com wrote:
>
> I did the 73mm caliper upgrades to an 87, and it was worth it. I
> would strongly suggest going to a bigger master cylinder.
>
>
> ironrod wrote:
>
>> A 73mm caliper from a Lincoln LSC or Crown Victoria will bolt right up,
>> depending on the size of your master cylinder you might have to
>> upgrade that
>> as well. In my case I upgraded the rear brakes on my 88GT with the SSBC
>> rear disk conversion kit, (essentially stock Turbo Coupe rear rotors and
>> calipers along with a larger master cylinder and some hardware) the
>> upgrade
>> helped in the braking department but the peddle effort became
>> uncomfortably
>> high, switching to the larger front calipers dropped the peddle effort
>> back
>> down to where it belonged.
>>
>> "Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in message
>> news:2LqdnfgLEZ6LV7bfRVn-rw@comcast.com...
>>
>>> Try this site: http://svo73mm.cjb.net/
>>>
>>> John Hale wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes.

>>
>>
>> I
>>
>>>> heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this

>>
>>
>> with
>>
>>>> used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly

>>
>>
>> needed
>>
>>>> to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but

>>
>>
>> what
>>
>>>> about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or

>>
>>
>> links to
>>
>>>> websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in

>>
>>
>> advance!
>>
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>>

>>
>>
>>

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Old 03-17-2005, 00:19   #8 (permalink)
John Hale
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Re: 1987 5.0 Front Brake upgrade info

Did you replace your brake hoses with SS?? And if so, how much of a
difference does it make??
Thanks





<cprice@here.com> wrote in message news:422C5E5F.8040606@here.com...
>
> I did the 73mm caliper upgrades to an 87, and it was worth it. I would
> strongly suggest going to a bigger master cylinder.
>
>
> ironrod wrote:
> > A 73mm caliper from a Lincoln LSC or Crown Victoria will bolt right up,
> > depending on the size of your master cylinder you might have to upgrade

that
> > as well. In my case I upgraded the rear brakes on my 88GT with the SSBC
> > rear disk conversion kit, (essentially stock Turbo Coupe rear rotors and
> > calipers along with a larger master cylinder and some hardware) the

upgrade
> > helped in the braking department but the peddle effort became

uncomfortably
> > high, switching to the larger front calipers dropped the peddle effort

back
> > down to where it belonged.
> >
> > "Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in message
> > news:2LqdnfgLEZ6LV7bfRVn-rw@comcast.com...
> >
> >>Try this site: http://svo73mm.cjb.net/
> >>
> >>John Hale wrote:
> >>
> >>>Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my 87 GT Convertible front brakes.

> >
> > I
> >
> >>>heard that this is possible. I would like to know if you can do this

> >
> > with
> >
> >>>used parts or do you have to get new parts and what parts are exactly

> >
> > needed
> >
> >>>to do this. I realize that you would probably need new brake pads, but

> >
> > what
> >
> >>>about the rotors and other parts that are needed. Any help, info or

> >
> > links to
> >
> >>>websites for parts or procedure would be a great help!! Thanks in

> >
> > advance!
> >
> >>>John
> >>>
> >>>

> >
> >
> >



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