front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brakes

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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby navychief » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:47 pm

Thank you ,did you weld the plate on ?
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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby popscomet » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:26 pm

navychief wrote:Thank you ,did you weld the plate on ?

NO SIR, MY son made a plastic plate from some very tough stuff from his job,made it to fit and drilled the holes ,brought it home and just bolted it in,,works great,and has for over 20 odd yrs...thank you..good luck pop
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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby navychief » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you pop,sounds like a plan,I will keep you guys posted on the progress,wayne
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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby popscomet » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:36 pm

navychief wrote:Thank you pop,sounds like a plan,I will keep you guys posted on the progress,wayne

this plate was made very neat and fits like a glove and we used SS allen heads ,,other then being a gray color ,it looks like factory could have installed it.......way back in the early 90's,we put frt disc on wife's 56 ford without a booster and left the orig rear drums on the rear...it has never gave a moment of trouble,stops great ,even in a panic stop.....so you should not have any regrets......................pop
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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby poboyjo65 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:39 pm

I found some pics of a 64 falcon with factory PB booster pics which is probably like a 65 comet/falcon. also pics of the pedal mount/support & a piece cut out of the firewall. it has 5 studs vs mustang's 4 studs. So Like Joe said when you mount the new MC you'll have a big hole to cover & it probably needs to be the same thickness as the reinforcement plate on the top 2 holes so the MC has a flat surface to seal.You'll need 4 new bolts ,they also hold the pedal support & 2 of them for the MC. One thing I kinda remember about my install was 1 1/2'' long bolts were a tad short for the MC so I got 2'' long ones. the new MC is thick & the bracket for the adj proportioning valve adds to it.

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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby comethead » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:19 am

That’s what I did to mine. Sold it as a kit with the pedal and all on eBay.
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Re: front disc brake conversion on 65 comet,with power brake

Postby popscomet » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:19 am

I still have mine thought I might have a need for it,someday...should've sold it all....but that ain't OL pop .....letting anything go......
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