fordtrucks61-79-digest Sunday, December 28 1997 Volume 01 : Number 403
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks Digest
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> I have seen many kits on the market and would recommend that you go with
> I complete kit. Keep in mind the fewer custom parts the better. ( break
> a stock part in the middle of nowhere and you might be able to find a
> replacement. break a custom part and your in deep doo doo!
I went with TSM. I originally ordered the 9" kit, but then I decided
to go with a dana 60 rear and finally installed that kit. Both kits use
custom made caliper brackets, 1/2 or 1 ton Ch*bbie front rotrs and Olds
toranado rear calipers (if you want a praking brake). I also got SS
lines to allow caliper removal. I would recommend getting brackets and
from TSM and getting the rest of the parts locally. TSM will tell you
exactly which parts to get. I know is sucks to have ch*bbie parts on
your rig, but as mentioned, at least you could find a part out in the
middle of no-where and axle shafts are stock. The calipers brackets are
1/4 inch steel plate and will definately never break. I still have a
mushy pedal, but at least I can lock up the rear brakes again. I have 38
inch tires and the brakes were getting weak. I have also heard that the
brake booster/master cyl from a 79, F350, 2WD will bolt up to that year
Bronco/F-150. This combo supposedly gives a much shorter stroke
(although more pressure needed) for braking.
> One more thing:
> The break balance is tricky so you will need an adjustable >proportioning valve.
I didn't seem to need one, and I have bigger disk brakes out back than
in the front at this point. Probably because I need all the brakes I
can get. Maybe with smaller tires it might be a problem.
>And remove the back check valve from your master cylinder (
> easier said then done
I was told by TSM to leave this in with the toranado calipers as they
have had complaints about the calipers not being adsjusted up enough to
the rotors. Part of this problem is keeping E-brake adjusted up and
using it as GM's rear calipers freeze up consistantly if E-brake is not
used. The residual 10 lbs of pressure helps keep the pads adjusted up,
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 23:02:48 -0800
From: Kurt Albershardt
Subject: Gearbox & T-case info
I'd like to start compiling a (reasonably) comprehensive reference on this
I've got a model referenced below, but its info is outdated and incomplete.
Anybody with info or suggestions for organization please reply.
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