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mattmoz 11-09-2012 10:26 AM

rear brakes??
 
I herd on here once before that you can use meccery cougar rear disc brake converson has any body done this or know its true any in sight on this? Then secondly if you change from drums on the rear to discs do you have to rebalance your master cyclinder or anything like that to make it work all good with out locking up the rear wheels?????

1sloho 11-09-2012 10:55 AM

moved u to the appropriate forum

matmatician 11-09-2012 12:39 PM

I'd be interested to know as well.

amc49 11-11-2012 03:44 AM

Generally any time you switch that needs to be looked at. I know that drums have pressure limiting valves at the line exit from the m/c, the little cylinders. If pulling parts from a yard car look at the setup on m/c and follow lines to see if any proportioning valve stuck in there somewhere.

Assuming non-ABS here.

sleepyboy 11-11-2012 04:35 AM

I've heard of something like this but never seen anyone do it, it was all mainly talk.

felixthecat 11-11-2012 08:54 AM

I'd be figuring out what the old FRPP's svt brake conversion comes w/. As it was designed to up grade from rear drums to disc brakes. On a few foxbody brake upgrades I pulled out the proportioning valve & spring out.

amc49 11-11-2012 11:13 PM

I used to swap V8 brakes for 6 cyl. on drag cars, not swapping or modding proportioning setup could make for some screwy braking issues. Even did some backward front disc to drum conversions for weight loss, it could be 50 lbs. difference.............

mattmoz 11-12-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felixthecat (Post 4450313)
I'd be figuring out what the old FRPP's svt brake conversion comes w/. As it was designed to up grade from rear drums to disc brakes. On a few foxbody brake upgrades I pulled out the proportioning valve & spring out.

is there any ones for sale any where and do you mean foxbody mustangs too?

felixthecat 11-13-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattmoz (Post 4451988)
is there any ones for sale any where and do you mean foxbody mustangs too?

Yeah, There are a few kits out there. Baer, Stainless steel & a lot more. A great one I like is the frpp's that uses the pbr calipers='93 Cobra setup or you could use the '94-'95 cobra setup for 5lug wheels. I remember frpps & Baer's were similiar.

mattmoz 11-13-2012 09:48 AM

and those will fit on a focus then


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