Drum to Disc brake conversion

66 flatz

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I have a 66 289 mustang and trying to find out the easiest options for converting drum to disc brakes with out buying a conversion kit. Anyone have any solutions or ideas?
 
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chris66dad

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I would recommend the CSRP kit. You will need everything in it to make it work. 525 for everything. Cant go wrong. Dennis will help you out for your application.
 

78cobra2

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The cheapest and a very easy way to do it is to find an older ford granada, everything is the same, i did it to my 68 coupe i bought new pads and rotors, but i would grab the pedal and the master cylinder/ booster for power brakes.
 

ultrastang

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The cheapest and a very easy way to do it is to find an older ford granada, everything is the same, i did it to my 68 coupe i bought new pads and rotors, but i would grab the pedal and the master cylinder/ booster for power brakes.
It's the same for a '67-'70 Mustang, but not the same for a '65/'66 Mustang. Front end geometry and track width of '75-'80 Granada/Monarch is same as '67-'70 Mustang, but '65/'66 Mustang is 2" narrower.

CSRP, however, also has new Granada-based spindle castings specifically designed to put the Granada type discs on a '65/'66 Mustang.

Wrecking yard Granada discs can be put on a '65/'66, but the potential for excessive bumpsteer issues can occur --particularly if the front suspension has been modified with shorter springs and dropped A-arms.
 

chockostang

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I have a 66 289 mustang and trying to find out the easiest options for converting drum to disc brakes with out buying a conversion kit. Anyone have any solutions or ideas?
You can bolt the Factory style K/H 4 Piston per caliper disc brakes on your present spindle, won't even have to change alignment.

Rotors are 11 19/64", Excellent factory 65 66 Mustang Brakes.

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tx65coupe

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I have the Granada brakes on my car and it was any easy swap. I think its great.

Swapping to the original style brakes is also a great way to go.