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F100 Disc Brake Kits

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Berzerk, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Berzerk
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    Berzerk
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    Looking to install Disc brakes on my 57 F100 Beater. Been looking at Speedway and CPP. Does anyone have any experiences with either- Good or Bad? Any other suggestions appreciated.

    Berzerk
     
  2. Primer Podcast
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
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    from LBC

    would not mind discs on my 65 as well

    suggestions?
     
  3. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
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    I put ~'74 spindles and discs on my '66. Rumor said kingpin locks were in different spot but mine weren't. I also grabbed the dual MC. One pushrod was too short and other too long so shortened it and rounded end.
     
  4. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
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    I have installed discs on 65 and newer. you just match the king pin to the axle. I have thought about doing it to the 64 and earlyer but have not tried it yet. The important part is the king pin angle and size. 65-79 twin-I-beam stuff is interchangeable but don't know if it will interchange with straight axle. Try it and let us know. The other option is to use the 70's Ford rotors and make a caliper bracket that uses gm calipers or maybe someone makes the bracket already. Try it and let us know. Jim (55willys)
     

  5. Molonewolf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
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    I used cpp went together with no problems, works good.
     
  6. 4rod
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    Classic proformance products has good stuff, also, good tech help if needed...You may want to try Sac vintage as well
     
  7. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
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    The kit I ordered from Speedway was a CPP kit. Mine is a 51 F1 axle so it might be a little different but I had to make a 1/8 spacer to put behind the bearing adapter. By the time I went to adjust the wheel bearings I could not get it tight enough because of the length was too long. It could not be adjusted any tighter and the bearings were loose. I went with the 4 3/4 bp kit and changed the bearing races like the directions say. Never got an email reply from cpp, maybe because I got it from speedway?
     
  8. 100% Matt
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  9. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    You might try a search for Scarebird online or on that auction site just to see what he's got.
     
  10. Rick 1957 F100
    Joined: Jan 29, 2013
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    I installed speedway disc brakes I am very pleased. They were easy to install.
     
  11. saadrvb
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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    from new york

    would not mind discs on my 65 as well[​IMG]
     
  12. Scarebird or ECI is what I recommend. The kit from ECI for my 50 ford fit awsome!
     
  13. Brutis28
    Joined: Oct 26, 2011
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    from Colorado

    1975-79 f100 spindles and disc will fit the 65 axle
     
  14. InstantT
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
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    InstantT
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    from SoCal

    I really liked the kit from American Brake and Steering. Also check out a place called Bob's F1s. Bob is here in social, and he is a super great and knowledgeable guy.
     
  15. I'm right in the middle of swapping an ECI kit onto my truck right now. Good stuff!
     
  16. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    If anyone is abandoning their f100 53 to 56 drums and hubs we would be very interested in a front set. Thanks .
     

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