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Brakes 1955 F-100

Good day. I am new to this forum so please forgive any mistakes I may make. I just recently got my dream truck, a 1955 F-100, but it does have some issues. It still has the stock brakes, drum's all the way around and what looks to be the stock master cylinder which is bad. I would, for now, like to keep the drums but upgrade the cylinder which is under the floor pan. Can anybody suggest the best way to do this. From looking on the net it seems that there are upgrades available, I'm just not sure of the best way to go. Thanks.
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i upgraded my '49 to a dual master, using a late 60's mustang dual master for a 4 wheel drum mustang. i got it from napa. if your system is the same as the earlier, you will need to buy or build an adapter to attach the new master to the the original mount (3 bolt to 2 bolt). you could also need an adjustable master push rod. hopefully, the folks who know about the 55's will chime in and confirm or correct what i have posted. welcome to FTE. took a quick look and here is one adapter available for your application. i'm sure you will want to look around and wait for more guidance, but the stuff is around. dick r.

http://www.performanceonline.com/195...acket-mca5356/
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Good day. I am new to this forum so please forgive any mistakes I may make. I just recently got my dream truck, a 1955 F-100, but it does have some issues. It still has the stock brakes, drum's all the way around and what looks to be the stock master cylinder which is bad. I would, for now, like to keep the drums but upgrade the cylinder which is under the floor pan. Can anybody suggest the best way to do this. From looking on the net it seems that there are upgrades available, I'm just not sure of the best way to go. Thanks.

Check the for sale section, might be of some help.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/12...ke-set-up.html
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