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My 67 Galaxie has 4-wheel drum brakes. I'd first like to be able to use less foot pressure while using the brakes. Will I see a significant difference adding a power booster only as far as pressure to apply drum brakes? I do need a smaller booster that will clear aftermarket valve covers. Any suggestions where to buy a smaller booster? Later, I'd like to add a new aftermarket disc brake system. So far, I've not located a manufacturer that offers one for the 1967. Seems they all stop at 1966. Does anyone know of a company that sells a disc brake system for the 1967? Of course, I'll always consider doing both at the same time if a company offers a "package" deal. Thanks in advance for help.
 

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The answers to your questions have all been covered recently on the forum. Use the search function just above the 'add reply' button and put in any variation of 'disc' 'disc brake' , etc. The reason I say is that we end up answering the same questions over and over unless members search for the answer first. Not trying to be difficult, just practical.

Keep in mind that all of the brake swap information for '65--'68 galaxies should apply to your car, since those years are mechanically almost identical.
 

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http://www.autokrafters.com offers a front disc conversion kit to the tune of $995. I saw a rear disc conversion kit too, and I believe it was offered by http://www.dearbornclassics.com but they had it listed as separate parts, not a complete kit. I haven't seen a full front & rear kit.

I have power brakes on my 4-drum Galaxie and it's not great. I just redid the brakes, new master cylinder, front brake lines, new shoes and hardware all around...and it's nothing spectacular. I think it could be much better. I'd be interested in what you do for a disc conversion as I agree -- the kits for '67s are hard to come by. We seem to have the red-headed stepchild of Galaxies.

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MP Brakes makes a kit too, with front spindles and rotors. A kit is a good way to go if you don't have time to find donor core parts from the bone yards. Most of the time with kits or boneyard spindles you will have to swap your tie rod ends for 69-70 ends due to a thicker mount on the latter model spindles.

By the way, what does the Chief part if your label mean?
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Auto Krafter's front disc brake kit for 1960-1970 Galaxies ($995): Link

MP Brakes front disc brake kit for 1952-1972 Full-size Fords & Galaxies ($895): Link

Dearborn Classics' front disc brake kit for 1965-1969 Galaxies - uses stock spindles ($699.95): Link

Dearborn Classics' rear disc brake kit for 1960-1972 Galaxies ($885.95): Link



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You know, these kits look nice but consider this. I probably saved approximately $500 getting all the parts listed in these kits myself. I needed to do it that way though, because along with the conversion, I needed to learn everything about what was being done and why. Also, that way I got to chose what parts went into my build. Find yourself a 77-79 Ford Tbird that no one wants anymore. I say this model because it seems real common even in my area where there are hardly any old cars left. Take it home and pull the master cylinder, combination valve, spindles (and all the brake hardware attatched). Replace the parts you pulled with new if needed. You have a 67 so get a new power booster ($100 at any auto parts chain) for a 67 for disc/drum because you cant use your drum/drum booster or master cylinder. There you go. Anything beyond this look on the forum or on the web. Believe it or not I gave you the simple version LOL. Good Luck
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Im sorry if I am wrong about that. I am doing this on a 65 not a 67, so maybe that is why I was always advised to get a booster from a 67. I thought I read somewhere that a drum and disc booster were different somehow. I just can't remember where now.
 
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