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Old 07-16-2005, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

What would be a good donor car for me to put front disc on my 64 bird? What all would I need to take off the donor? Can I buy some of these parts from the parts store? Any info would be appreciated
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Old 07-23-2005, 02:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

probably a 70's bird....take all u can get...spindles, calipers, hoses, steel lines(u may need the fittings off of the donor car) stay away from linc stuff, the got the 5X5 lug pattern
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

70 all the way up to 79? Pretty much a direct bolt on?
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

that would make it the same chassi as the 64 galaxie?
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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70 all the way up to 79? Pretty much a direct bolt on?
Whoa, not so fast. Remember, 70-76 t-birds were on the same chassis as the Lincolns and consequently had the same bolt patterned hubs. Stay with the 77-79 t-birds, cougars, and Ltd II's and you'll be fine.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Will do, thanks for the advice.
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

This one is easy. Sorta...

Find a '66 T-Bird in the boneyard. A '66-'69 Lincoln Continental might work, too -- they had similar cowls, front suspensions, etc.

Unbolt everything that has to do with the brakes. Bolt it to your car. Presto!

I'm sure the '66 T-bird had K-H discs standard. They were 11.875" diameter, about an inch and a quarter thick if memory serves, which is big-ass in any book. They were used to good effect in TransAm racing Mustangs and NASCAR Road Racers.

They are the 4-piston style, and getting a little harder to find parts for these days, relative to the later single piston calipers used a few years after... they tend to jam pistons, and are susceptible to corrosion.

Not sure about big car knuckles, bearings, etc... the chassis was different than the Galaxie, I know that . The T-Bird was a unibody, the Galaxie, body-on-frame.

You might want to look over at the Lincoln Continental Owner's Club boards, they are very active tinker-ers with their cars, and would know if and how the parts might interchange.


Good luck!!!
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I ran across this last night....I'm thinking about this for my '62


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...E:X:EMTFS:MT:1

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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

1964-66 share the same body design for the thunderbird. 1966 is the first year for disc brakes on this model. just find a 1966 thunderbird and dont forget the preportioning valve. posssibly the master cylinder also.

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Old 08-30-2006, 02:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

I have access to '79 spindles from T-bird and am wanting to add the "granada swap" to my '65 Fairlane.
Does anyone know if the ball joint and tierod ends are the same? I know the dimensions are the same but I get mixed info from here.
How about a comprehensive list of spindle interchangability amoung the different years?
That would be great as I have access to several different model and brand cars from a local salvage yard.
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Old 08-31-2006, 05:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Disc brake conversion on a 64?

65s had disk brakes too!
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Check this out.
http://www.tbirdranch.com/64dualmc.html

By the way, Flairbird fans, tbirdranch.com is run by John Draxler, a true encyclopedia of these cars. Check out the rest of his site, and join his email list.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: Disc brake conversion on a 64?

I want to add disc brakes to my 64 too. I'm thinking about just taking everything I need off a 65 or a 66. Did the 65 or the 66 use a dual master cylinder?
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