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Disc brake conversion

Discussion in '1955 - 1966 Classic Ford Thunderbird' started by Birdman57, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:14 PM.

  1. I’m looking to upgrade the front brakes on my 57 Teebird to disc brakes can anyone tell me if I will have issues with the Kelsey Hayes replica wire wheels ?
     
  2. This is one I've been considering. Their site says it will work with no offsets and will also fit 14 inch wheels. I should think it would work with your wheels. (thunderbirdbrakeparts). I think if you use the booster they supply you would have to move your battery. Not a problem for me because I am planning to move my battery to the trunk.

    1955 1956 1957 Thunderbird Front Disc Kit & Power Booster Kit. Comes with 11" rotors, loaded calipers, mounting brackets and hardware. Includes 8" Dual Power brake booster combo w/ mounting brackets that bolts to the firewall and clears the hood hatch. This is our best selling front disc kit and does not offset the wheels and fits most 14" wheels.
     
  3. What is the best company to get these disc brake conversion kits?
     
  4. Like anything else it depends on who you talk to. I know Hill's does the conversions on customer cars and they can tell you all about the system they use and any issues they have had. From everything I've read there are usually some problems no matter what system you buy. I just like the system I am looking at because it has a power booster right at the firewall. I have also been toying with the idea of installing an electric powered master cylinder then there would be no connections to the vacuum system. (I'm also planning on electric wipers to get away from those ancient vacuum wipers)
     
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