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1957 Ford front disc brakes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vee 888, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Vee 888
    Joined: May 23, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Vee 888
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    from texas

    Can anyone tell me if there is a manufacturer out there that does bolt-on front disc brake kits for 1957 Fords.
     
  2. ECI makes a kit that bolts onto the original spindle, I installed it on mine a few years ago. went together well, no problems, and the price isn't too bad.
     
  3. Vee 888
    Joined: May 23, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Vee 888
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    from texas

    Thank you for your reply. I will check them out.
     
  4. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook
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    master power brakes did a swap on my 59 ford good customer service also
     

  5. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,103

    OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Find a mid '70's T-bird. Get the spindles and brakes complete. It's a bolt on deal, and a 1" drop to boot.

    Don't let anyone tell you different. DIRECT swap. I've done it and it works great.
     
  6. Verminator
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
    Posts: 816

    Verminator
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    I used 69 Lincoln Mk III complete spindles on my 57 Custom 300. Everything bolts right up. I used 1/2" longer tie rod adjuster sleeves cause it had a little too much toe out and when lined up there weren't enough threads inside the 57 sleeves for my taste. You also need to use 15" rims with this setup. Stopped Great !!! I have the same setup on my 58 Edsel wagon, but it's not on the road yet.
     
  7. fairlane_1958
    Joined: Oct 13, 2010
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    fairlane_1958
    Member
    from Oregon

    Ford Granada spindles work great and also lower
    the front about an inch, that plus aerostar springs
    another 2 1/2"- 3" .
     
  8. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,505

    abe lugo
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    Guys don't forget that these stock swaps put yoru track width out, just check into it. My old 57 seems to look like the front track is wider than the front, I did the versailles spindles.
    I would personally go with a bracket like scarebirds, you can even run stock 14" wheels if you machine the hub center and the track width in not widened a lot like 1/2 inch as a opposed to 2 inches.
     
  9. Custom300Madman
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 68

    Custom300Madman
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    from Houston

    I plan on piecing parts together, and going with explorer rear parts. still researching though and unsure about the master cylinder options.
     
  10. Custom300Madman
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 68

    Custom300Madman
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    from Houston

    Would I be able to do all four wheels with the mid 70s setup?
     

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