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Unread 09-30-2012   #1 (permalink)
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I am restoring a 1968 mustang coupe. This was a manual steering, drum brake, automatic car. I am trying to convert this to a power steering, power disc brake car with manual transmission. I am not sure if I need special conversion kit for the brakes to match the transmission?
Also any information on the steering convertion will be helpful I already have a Motorcraft power steering pump.
This is not going to be a high horsepower car it's going to have a 300hp 302.
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Power or non power brakes really have nothing to do with the transmission (or power steering for that matter). (maybe your thinking along the lines of headers as they are affected by both above)

If you go power brakes, you will need a different brake pedal. Brake pedals are specific for power / non power applications.

You have two sources for brake conversion who are also members on this forum.
If you want to go with original, look up Dan of "Chockostang"
Classic Mustang Disc Brake Conversions and Power Steering

Dan knows everyhting there is to know and do when it comes to brakes, steering for vintage mustangs.

You also have Dennis of "CSRP" Welcome to CSRP

He can set you of with conversion kits as well.

BOTH guys support their stuff and will help you with any question you have.
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I didn't think there would be a difference, but as I searched for conversion kits some of them specified automatic and manual transmission. So with that I started to question it. Thanks for the information.
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There are some other companies that sell brake kits, too (different forums recommend different folks, but I've heard great things about Dan).

As for the manual / auto, (hopefully someone can correct me of I'm wrong), but the difference is on the size of the brake pedal. The width is different (smaller) for manual transmissions to make room for the clutch pedal, and larger for the automatic.
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I am very happy with the CSRP kit and the support I received from Dennis. High quality and well engineered components for an extremely good price and value.

One of the best upgrades I did on the 66.

Good Luck and BE Safe
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