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Old 11-05-2013, 05:32 AM
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Kirby, the brake light switch options are dealt with on my disc brake swap how-to page. Ford
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Kirby,

We mounted the proportioning valve at the master cylinder via a Simpson strong-tie bracket available at hardware stores. Keeps the valve accessible and simplifies plumbing. As you can see in these pics we reused the original brake light switch by placing it in a tee feeding the rear circuit. You can put a tee in any of the delivery lines if you want to reuse the original style switch.
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First off thanks everyone for walking me through this conversion you guys have really bailed me out. Hopefully you can help with 1 more. The old brake light switch was screwed into the end of the 66 master cylinder. Now how do you tie in the brake lights do you have to attach switch to 66 brake pedal what's the easiest direction to go. Again thanks for everyone's help.
to add to this- I just did this swap last year. I also used the same pressure type switch and put it in-line near the master. That seemed like the easiest solution to me. Click the image to open in full size.
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Just FYI, I have been told by more than one mechanic that those pressure switches have been known to blow apart and then you don't have any brakes. I went with the later type setup for peace of mind.
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Ive been around this type of brake system my whole life.

I have never heard of this type of brake light switch "blowing apart".
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Just passing on what I have heard. I doubt the mechanics made that up. Maybe that's why Ford changed to a different style switch. Do what you want with the info. I know I will never have to worry about it.
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Mark, Not to argue, your friend may know about a particular switch that failed. I can only say that I have been around Slicks since they were new, have been on this site about every day since before the reset date on my user, and don't recall reading about a switch blowing apart.

I freely admit my forgetter works in overtime, just don't recall hearing that before.

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can you send me the link for the parts kit from Master for my 1966 F100 ? I've all the feedback and wow, excellent details on different experiences with donor vehicles. I don't have any space to keep a donor vehicle and i want to use Ford parts so this looks like a really good option. Secondly, if i select the donor vehicle it may have some "iffy" parts. I do want to keep my twin I-beam suspension.
I like this option and would like t see the cost of the kit "including shippin".
Should i spend the $$'s on a long bed? This question is haunting me. Chris
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I have a 1966 F100 long bed with a T18 4-speed transmission. I'm thinking about getting a 2003 to 2008 crowne vic as a donor car and putting that front end on my truck. this way I get power disc brakes and power steering. some of the articles are a bit sketchy....what say you all? is it worth it? You can pick up a donor car pretty cheap and if it a pretty straight install it sounds like a good option. There are a few troubling details:
does this conversion "lower" the front end? I don't want it lowered?
Is it reversible? I could save the original twin I-beam parts? should I?
Do I get to use my original steering wheel and column?
does someone have a URL that points to a well documented conversion?


thanks guys. any help hugely appreciated.
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I've got a '74 donor truck, if anyone needs one. 390, p/s, PB, no bed, no fuel tank, no bumpers. What do you reckon it's worth? hood is very good, fenders and grille are good..
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