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disc brake conversion

Anyone have a recommendation about the best brand disc brake conversion kit? Also, are there any good links to videos/guides how to do it?
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What year? If 61-64, get them from a 66.
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What year? If 61-64, get them from a 66.
Thanks for reply. It's a 62. I keep seeing problems with converting from single to dual master cylinder because of shock tower brace. Any thoughts about that?
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Yes you will no doubt have problems with the brace. I'm not totally across 62's but wit the 64 some people use a 66 shock tower bracket they are curved and will give you some extra room but I think it is still close. A 70's mustang brake master cylinder with a flat top or a Willwood flat top may work. I have never seen one in person. I wouldn't buy a brake kit some of them are a bit dodgy unless maybe the one from ABS Power Brakes. Make sure you get a master cylinder for front disc and drums if going for disc brakes or drum, drum for drum brakes as they are different. You may also need a proportioning valve for disc's.

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Thanks, everything you said is helpful, especially about being careful about using a brake kit.
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This may be helpful but its a kit.
The Disk Brake Diary.....Thread covering Disk swap on a '63 - Vintage Thunderbird Club International
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Sorry forgot you will also need 15" wheels, spindles, lower control arms, basicly everything from the 66.
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Sorry forgot you will also need 15" wheels, spindles, lower control arms, basicly everything from the 66.
Any thoughts about the 15" wheels? I have a sports roadster and it has the factory 14x5.5 wide wire wheels. The reproduction wire wheels are either 15x5 or 15x6. I was thinking the 15x6 but not sure if there will be any clearance problems.
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No don't know sorry.
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