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Old 08-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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1964 1/2 disc break conversion

Have a 1965 mustang original straight 6 but had a 289 in it when i bought it so it has a four lug drum break set up right now what kind of kit would you recommend to convert to a 5 lug disc break set up? Something that wont break the bank!! thanks guys
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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You can do a few different options. Go some research on disk brake conversions. What a lot of peoria do is go to salvage yards and pick up the wheel hub assembly from a 75-80 Ford Granada, Maverick, Versailles, and I think maybe one more. The only issue with that is these cars are now becoming an endangered species because it's an easy fix on the cheap for mustang fans. Try a classic salvage yard or any junk yards in your area. Ask them about doing this very thing, I'm sure they will know what you need because, when I called to get my set, every junk yard I called knew exactly what I was looking to do.
Cheapest set up by far.
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Yeah i know a guy who did that about 8 years ago and said he paid about 700.00 but then ran into some issues with the gears being to low or a ratio and having torque but his top speed sucked he couldn't get it over 80 then had to buy a new ring and pinion set up and then had problems with his tires lol yeah I've looked around but everyone says they are really hard to come by because everyone has already bought them up
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Keep an eye on e-bay. I've seen sets go for pretty cheap on there too.
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For the fronts, try SSBC, stainless steel brakes co. They have a conversion for 6 cyl to 5 lug. You need an 8" rear end from any early V8 for the rear
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I have the Granada setup on my 64.5 coupe works great but I did it over 10 years ago. There are MUCH better disk brake options out there now. No way I would recommend the Granada set up now. Do plenty of homework on this one
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I got my rear end for 500$ used 8" with drums and wilwood disks for the front and they were 800$ plus like 250 or something for power booster which you dont really need plus like 50-100 for new brake lines and other parts. Just a reference for the whole price
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