Recommendations needed for power disc brake kit
"The 14" wheels Ford used on the 4 piston disc brake cars was a special wheel."
Which is correct because I had a 67 gt (disc) and my pops had a 67 std(drum) and my gt std wheels had more of an offset than my pops std wheels. When we put the std drum rim on the disc, it binded on the caliper when tightened. I didn't know what I did wrong but the car wouldn't move, then we figured out it was a difference in the std wheels (we used hupcaps, not the styled steel wheel).
I called MustangsUnlimited today and asked if their kit could be used on std 14" drum wheels and the guy told me yes. He said him and his buddy put their kit on his 65 gt and his stock rims worked fine. But I asked and he conferred that the gt came factory with disc brakes. I told him about the difference between drum and disc wheels and he just laughed and said he'd never heard of it. I reassured him it was true and he said I could think whatever I wanted and that the kit would fit w/o any flaws or additional modifications. This was the part technician specialist whom I had been forwarded to! I don't think I'd want him working for me.
It seems that most enthusiasts whom change to discs already have some sort of aftermarket wheel/styled steel wheel which clears most disc set-ups unlike the early mustang 14" x 4 1/2" or 5" stock factory wheel.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've come to the conclusion that to put discs up front on a 65-66 v8 mustang, I'm going to have to find the special original offset rims, and/or put on wider 68 and newer wheels, and/or buy a new set of aftermarket rims.
Comments/corrections anyone? thanks