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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 09:18 AM
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Re: Scarebird Front Disc Brake Installation (Picture Heavy)

Do they offer a kit for the 69-70 galaxie?

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Re: Scarebird Front Disc Brake Installation (Picture Heavy)

A quick question about the bevelled spacer plate , was it a knock on fit as it states in the instructions or was it a loose fit like mine ?
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A quick question about the bevelled spacer plate , was it a knock on fit as it states in the instructions or was it a loose fit like mine ?
I did not have to hammer it on, however it was a nice snug fit.

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I am remaking mine on wed as they are a loose fit and rock a little bit
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Re: Scarebird Front Disc Brake Installation (Picture Heavy)

One quick question on the master install did you use your stock linkage or get new, I'm in the process with My66 now and how much adjustment on the perportioning valve was required
PS. The pictures are invaluable again thanks from the beginners
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One quick question on the master install did you use your stock linkage or get new, I'm in the process with My66 now and how much adjustment on the perportioning valve was required
PS. The pictures are invaluable again thanks from the beginners
I used all the stock linkage, however I have been looking at getting an adjustable push-rod to get the pedal a little bit higher.

I currently have my prop valve all the way open since I'm still having a soft pedal. However I think I found a kink in one of my lines so that may change.

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Re: Scarebird Front Disc Brake Installation (Picture Heavy)

Ziggy I went to look at your thread, as I have a Scarebird kit on order, and I cannot see any photos. There is only a notification to "Please update your account to allow third party hosting".
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The missing pics is the greedy work of Photobucket, holding people's pictures for ransom. If Ziggy does not pay, I have some pics here https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/gala...onversion.html not as extensive but maybe better than nothing.

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This helps thanks Puttster!
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No way am I paying $350/year for a service that's been free for 10 years. I'd pay like $5-$10 a month, but that's max.

Any-who - where there's a will there's a way.

Here is a link to download a PDF version - #F*&$PhotoBucket

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Quick update on my fitment , I didn't use a proportioning valve I used a disc/drum master from a later galaxie. I cut my push rod and added a threaded section so it is adjustable and used that to set pedal height and feel .
At the mot (yearly roadworthinesstest) I had perfect brake balance front to rear and there was a1% difference between left and right front (legal limit is 25%) 20% rear . I can Stand my wagon on it's nose anytime I want and brakes don't fade at all going down hills at all.
The pedal feels like a modern car tbh
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No way am I paying $350/year for a service that's been free for 10 years. I'd pay like $5-$10 a month, but that's max.

Any-who - where there's a will there's a way.

Here is a link to download a PDF version - #F*&$PhotoBucket

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4...DhHYUhUbHJnbzg

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No way am I paying $350/year for a service that's been free for 10 years. I'd pay like $5-$10 a month, but that's max.

Any-who - where there's a will there's a way.

Here is a link to download a PDF version - #F*&$PhotoBucket

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4...DhHYUhUbHJnbzg

Enjoy
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Thank you Ziggy.
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Re: Scarebird Front Disc Brake Installation (Picture Heavy)

Ziggy,
Are you able to remove the cap from the reservoir with the MC and wiper motor in place? I'm about to change out my original single reservoir MC for and double. Previously I couldn't remove the cap without loosening the wiper motor first.
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Ziggy,
Are you able to remove the cap from the reservoir with the MC and wiper motor in place? I'm about to change out my original single reservoir MC for and double. Previously I couldn't remove the cap without loosening the wiper motor first.
It's very close, but yes I can open it no problem.
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