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Old 08-25-2018, 09:57 PM
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Default Del's Disc Brake Conversion

Tom ~ scumdog sent me this information regarding mc & power booster mounting brackets. Here is what he had to say followed by a couple of pix.

"Hi Ray, After reading about fitting a brake booster to a Squarebird I thought I’d post you pics of the beaker I have on my ‘55 F100. It’s made from 5 sections of steel but could have been made from three bits - or even folded from a single piece by a skilled press operator. I reinforced the inside of the firewall with a suitably shaped flat bit of heavy gauge panel steel, this was to spread the load over a larger area when the pedal is being pushed, it seems to do the job as there is no movement if the master cylinder is grabbed and wrenched up-down and side-to-side. Regards from chilly Balclutha, Tom."
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On the second line of my post ‘beaker’ should be ‘bracket’!
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That's a pretty good post, del.
Brake Calipers - At first, we used the 4WD (S-10) style. I have them on my Galaxie. Then, Scarebird suggested using 2WD calipers. Turns out, the difference is where the banjo bolt connects to the caliper. 4X4 calipers connect on the back side (facing the spring). 2WD caliper banjo holes face the rear.

The same hose is long enough to fit either caliper but fitment is better on the 2WD version because the hose is out of the way.

- Dave

Finally got around to grinding those 4WD calipers so that the hose can connect and stay out of the way. I guess it would be interesting to know if there are any other casting differences between the two types, besides the way the hose connects. Here's some photos.
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...I guess it would be interesting to know if there are any other casting differences between the two types, besides the way the hose connects. Here's some photos.
Very nice job, Don! The 4WD and 2Wd take the same brake pads. They both have the same 2-1/2" piston and they use the same kits (for the seals and hardware). The only difference I can tell is where the hose port is located.

If you look on rockauto they show pictures of both calipers.

Your hose looks much better, now. I'm glad it didn't cost you any money. - Dave
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