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  1. Classic Tech
    Just did a disc brake swap up front and then new drums on the back. Dual bowl, proportioning valve, 4 piston calipers, new brake lines, all that jazz. They brake worse than they did with my old drums and only 2 of them were working out of 4. Having 4 new brakes I thought they would crazy fast...
  2. Classic Tech
    Alright I am doing a 5 lug swap on my 200ci. Got everything done and went to put together my rear drums so i could get it on the ground, bu then i found out I DID NOT GET ALL THE PIECES FOR THE DRUM BRAKES.... UGH! So here is the issue. I do not have my parking brake anymore, and one thing I...
  3. Classic Tech
    I just finished a front disc brake swap - including master cylinder and proportioning valve - and now the rear drums gradually lock up on me as I drive. Any ideas what could be causing this? The lines are solid and aren't collapsing, the front brakes aren't locking, pressure just builds...
  4. Classic Tech
    I have a 67 289 coupe with power drum brakes I want to convert to front disc. Can I use the master cylinder and booster I have now or do they need to be replaced? Any suggestions for a conversion kit?
  5. Classic Tech
    Hey has anyone ever done a granada swap? If so are the one piston calipers good enough? I'm looking into doing this with my 1968 Coupe and I wanted to know what my options are with calipers because I have read on the internet that the one piston calipers arent as balanced and stable as...
  6. Classic Tech
    Trying to figure out if drum brakes (from backing plate to drum) off of an 8.8 axle will fit an 8" axle of the same lug pattern? It would make it easier and cheaper to find all the parts if that was the case. I have the 8" but I don't have any brake components. Any information would be...
  7. Classic Tech
    Hello All, I could use a little guidance again. I am in the process of reviving my 1967 Coupe which has been on jack stands for 15 years. With the help from members of this forum I was able to get her running again. I am at the point of going through the brakes right now and I thought I...
  8. Classic Talk
    All four wheel cylinders are leaking on my '65 convertible. I have drum brakes on all four wheels. Sometime in the (hopefully) near future I will upgrade to front disc brakes. I have been looking online for rear wheel cylinders and have seen some that are for hard tops and some that are for...
  9. Classic Talk
    Well im new to this forum for starters. Last week i just bought a 1965 coupe with a 302 engine quite cheap. Runs good and everything... well to get to the point. It has stock drum breaks and i dont like them because stopping isnt that great. Any opinions or advice on what i should do. Upgrades???
  10. Classic Tech
    hey, i have a 1966 mustang with 4 wheel drum brakes, and they recently failed on me. luckily i was going slow enough that having my foot out the door was sufficient to stop the car. i want to increase the safety of my car, but i don't want to change it to disk brakes for many reasons, and...
  11. Classic Talk
    I have a 1972 mach 1 mustang with a 351C has a automatic tranny, I want to switch from automatic to manual transmission. How much would that cost? (Aftermarket parts) One more question! How much would it cost to switch all 4 drum brakes to all 4 disc? (using after market parts as well!)...
  12. Classic Tech
    Hi guys, I have the Marti report for my 1969 Mach 1. Power disc brakes is NOT on the report...however my car currently has POWER disc brakes on the front, and drum on the rear. I am putting the car back to original, factory condition. Questions: 1. Was it possible to have MANUAL DISC brakes on...
  13. Classic Tech
    Hi folks, I am just starting to restore a 1965 Coupe with Power Steering and Manual Drum Brakes. The car came without a master cylinder and the previous owner can't find the old one and that is where my question comes from. When purchasing a new master cylinder for manual drum brakes, should...
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