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Rear disc brakes on the cheap!
#11
THats good to know... Thanks. Looks like the Crown Vic is the way to go.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#12
summit has a nice kit thats 450-550.

however, they say in the installation guide that all you got to do with the Master cylinder is to remove the residual valve in the OEM MC. i'm wondering if this is sufficient. some guys in the fordmuscle.com forums have done it but don't hear how well it comes out. some people just put an adjustable porportioning valve in there to the rear brakes. i guess some guys just put a original disc/disc brake car MC but i don't know if they still put a porportioning valve or not.

what have you guys done to your disc/disc set up?
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#13
I have heard it both ways. Some swear that you need a prop. valve and the next says you dont. No more than they cost I went ahead and bought one myself. Being I'm going to run four wheel manual disc I figured I would need all the help I could get. Wilwood specked out the mc and the valve. So they are the experts ........hopefully.
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#14
Tnfastbk;9588 Wrote:I have heard it both ways. Some swear that you need a prop. valve and the next says you dont. No more than they cost I went ahead and bought one myself. Being I'm going to run four wheel manual disc I figured I would need all the help I could get. Wilwood specked out the mc and the valve. So they are the experts ........hopefully.

having the wilwood MC with the valve seems like a greaet idea but i bet its a pretty penny. considering alot of people use some factory MC from whatever vehicle which is roughly 50-100 dollars or so.
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xoliex;9592 Wrote:
Tnfastbk;9588 Wrote:I have heard it both ways. Some swear that you need a prop. valve and the next says you dont. No more than they cost I went ahead and bought one myself. Being I'm going to run four wheel manual disc I figured I would need all the help I could get. Wilwood specked out the mc and the valve. So they are the experts ........hopefully.

having the wilwood MC with the valve seems like a greaet idea but i bet its a pretty penny. considering alot of people use some factory MC from whatever vehicle which is roughly 50-100 dollars or so.

Not to bad if you say it real quick and stay away from the polished.Big Grin
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#16
I'm thinking the CV master may be a good low buck option if it fits the Mustang booster.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#17
The CV MC does fit the factory booster, and its the route I chose.

"BOSS 331"
73 fastback
331ci stroker
wide-ratio toploader
power discs front & rear
9" trak-lok axle w/ 3.70:1 gears
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#18
John, how do the factory CV front brakes compare to the Mustang discs? Are the calipers and rotors comparable?

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#19
This is great to know!!! I will definately go this route on the rear. Any cheap options on a similiar setup for the front? I've heard Granada brakes work but don't know the details. I was prepared to lay down the cash for all new front and rear conversion kits but at close to $2000 I'm definately interested in some lower priced options.
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#20
customtronic;14602 Wrote:This is great to know!!! I will definately go this route on the rear. Any cheap options on a similiar setup for the front? I've heard Granada brakes work but don't know the details. I was prepared to lay down the cash for all new front and rear conversion kits but at close to $2000 I'm definately interested in some lower priced options.
Youd be better off with the setup I'm doing
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-got-a-delivery-today
All o4 cobra
Heres the setup on mine you can still do it with out the coilover conver.
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-video...ver-conver


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