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Old 07-12-2006, 03:45 PM
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Default RE: Update up disc brakes up front on the 58

does anyone know what master cylinder will work either of these bolt on kits?
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:00 PM
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Default RE: Update up disc brakes up front on the 58

I was also wondering about the master cylinder and what size rotor is this one using? Also, what about the brake light switch?Can I put a tee in the line?
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:12 AM
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Default RE: Update up disc brakes up front on the 58

The M/Cyl that came with my SSBC kit looked late 70's to mid 80's GM to me. It bolted right to a Bendex Pwr Booster. We just had to run a shorter pushrod so the pedal height would be correct. As I've stated in other posts, I had allot of problems due to this kit mounting the calipers forward (interfering with the sway bar links) and having to fabricate a sway bar. It was worth it. This car really stops well. You can be really moving (80 + mph) and bring her right down to a halt. I don't really drive it that fast very often, but I pour on the ol coals once in awhile. I do run it 70-75 on the freeway just riding with the traffic all the time.

I just wish this kit was available when I did mine. I'm sure the Granada setup would also be fine as long as you ran the 11" rotors and good quality brake pads. Machining the Granada spindle for the lwr ball joint is no big deal. Any Mach/shop can do it . . . Cheap.

In answer to your other question, this latest kit does use 11" rotors. Stock Ford 14 x 6 (or 7) inch wheels will clear. Stock 60 whls won't. They're only 5.5" wide. The offset is wrong also.

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Old 07-13-2006, 02:31 AM
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Default RE: Update up disc brakes up front on the 58

I saw an article on a Mustang website recently -- the guy put disk brakes all around (all 4 wheels). He used a Master from a late 90s Ford minivan (yeah, that ugly thing Ford made for a few years). Said it was perfect for 4 wheel disk brakes in a Mousetang.

I'll look for the website later, when I have more time.

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