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Ok this is the next project on the to - do list. I have a 1965 289 2 barrel 3 speed. One day I will rebuild the motor and go 4 barrel. I plan on driving once twice a week, so don't need a ton of stopping power. My thoughts are Front Disc Conversion ( maybe Power??) from what I read probaly dont need to convert the rears? So long story, but my questions are : 1) what are some conversion kits that are moderatley priced and easiet to do( from 1-10 im probaly a 5 on mechanic scale LOL but I can follow directions well ) 2) just do fronts? Do fronts with power? or all four?

THANKS ahead for any and all suggestions!!
 

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I got my converted but kept it manual. Works great without a power booster in my opinion, and I can compare using this kit as oppose to my Titan with power brakes. Not much more expensive to add one on though, but it's up to you. As for rears, I was told by LOTS of people that it's not necessary, but only if you race it and need that extra stopping power. Just change out your drums to a new set of drums, or resurface them and put some new brake pads on. I got my kit from this guy:CSRP discbrakeswap Mustang Disc Brake Conversion Kits SWAP3
Fit perfectly with no issues, use your v8 spindles already so it's almost a basic swap. I had my mechanic do it because I have no time at all, but from what others say, takes about half-full day. Depends if you run into any issues. There's another kit from a guy here called chocostang. Maybe someone will link you to them as well.
 

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I got the Chockostang kit for my '65 and have been completely satisfied. A previous owner had installed Granada brakes on it, and it bumpsteered all over the place. Dan at Chockostang hooked me up with some original '65 spindles, and now I can let go of the wheel and continue going straight. I kept the brakes manual, because I am used to them and it's a little simpler.
 

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+1 on the CSRP conversion kit

I got the CSRP conversion kit and went from drum to disc AND went from manual to power two years ago and absolutely love it - best modification that I have made to the car. My 13 year old son and I completed this over two days (disassemble on the first and install on the second) and the only difficult part was bending a couple of brake lines.

I dont remember the kit # that we used but it was the basic 65/66 V-8 drum to disc.
 

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CSRP kit for me too.

I went with his Granada based kit before the 4 piston KH kit came out. Recently upgrade to the CSRP kit that uses 2001 aluminum PBR calipers and 11 inch rotors. It stops even better now.

Easy install, high quality and a great value

Good Luck and BE Safe
Ron
 

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Do at least check out Chokostang, if for no other reason because Dan is a good contributor here and I always feel bad for him because everyone is always suggesting the CSRP kit (which is also a good product). I will someday do a disc conversion but have not yet. I will look into both products and probably go with the one that is most affordable.
 

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I didn't know about Choco before I got my disc setup, but I've heard good things about Choco's brake system as well on other forums. Compare, research, and BUY!!
 

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I got the Chockostang kit for my '65 and have been completely satisfied. A previous owner had installed Granada brakes on it, and it bumpsteered all over the place. Dan at Chockostang hooked me up with some original '65 spindles, and now I can let go of the wheel and continue going straight. I kept the brakes manual, because I am used to them and it's a little simpler.
I went with the SSBC, with 67 style master cylinder, kit on my 66. It came with everything. I didn't have to run to the parts store for a single thing. Half a day or less, start to finish. It all fit just like it was supposed to (kind of a change from a lot of the stuff I get). It also let me keep my 14" wheels. Some may be less expensive, some may be just as good, but I would use SSBC again.
 

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Scarebird mixs and matches rotors and calipers that's not something i would run on my car.Brakes are not something to go cheap on,But no matter what on a 64-66 car the fruit jar master cylinder needs to be replaced with a dual bowl for safety.
 

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Here is the new PBR caliper and rotor kit from CSRP on my 66. They are from 99-04 Mustangs.

Good Luck and BE Safe
Ron
 

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I know several that have used scarebird "kits" and they work just fine although not as beefy as some of the other ones. What would you expect for half the cost though.
 

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Another reason I went with the Chockostang kit, as Hwyman pointed out, was that it let me put 14" SSW's on. The 15" ones just looked wrong, and forced me to run wider tires than I wanted. I got exactly the look I wanted with 14X6" SSW's and 205/70/R14's.
 

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Another reason I went with the Chockostang kit, as Hwyman pointed out, was that it let me put 14" SSW's on. The 15" ones just looked wrong, and forced me to run wider tires than I wanted. I got exactly the look I wanted with 14X6" SSW's and 205/70/R14's.
Exactly, Joes72/65. Got the stance and look I wanted without doing a lot of suspension modifications.
 

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I went with Scarebird because there aren't many options for disc brakes for us sixers. Everything works great :bigthumbsup.
 
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