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Old 02-08-2019, 04:52 PM
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Disk Brakes

So Iím sure thereís been stuff posted before. But when looking for conversion kits all the ones I found were for the manual brakes. Thatís fine but I was wondering If anyone had a manual brake disk combo and how you liked it over stock. Or if I should go out and find a way to have all disks with a booster.

I was going to wait to do this and really plan it out. But while driving to work, I had a wheel come off. No vibration prior. So I need to get a new wheel and tire since mine is lost in the desert. Never found it after an hour of looking. I also need a new drum assy. For that back wheel. Iíve been wanting to do disks and powered if it wasnít too hard or expensive.

Im a bit on a budget at the moment since I was planning on doing this later. But I need to have the truck driveavle in a month. But Iím also not wanting to cheap out on crap parts.

Any tips, threads to find, and thoughts?
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:37 PM
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:30 AM
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I am currently working on installing disc brakes on the front of my 66 F100. The back will stay manual. I got the kit from Classisms Performance Products. I also got a new master cylinder, proportioning valve and Booster from them also. I have been working on this a little at the time. I am replacing all the brake lines which has been more of challenge than I thought they would be. The reason I went with CPP was the price and also the kit replaced everything including the spindle. Kits for the 66 F100 are hard to find not many people making them so the price is elevated. Unlike a C10 where you can get anything you need you have to do a lot of searching to find what you need for the 66 F100. I haven't completed the project and I am by no means a mechanic, but I have been able to figure things out. Good luck.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:34 AM
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I pulled the front complete front off of a 77 f100. the beams bolted in with no modification. bought a new booster and master from napa for the same 77. again bolted in with no modification. you will have to run new brake lines and install a proportioning valve. I left the rear drums. overall it was an easy swap and it stops much better.
 
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Originally Posted by 66f100restoration View Post
The back will stay manual drum.
I fixed that for you. If you go power instead of manual it will apply to both front disc and back drum brakes unless you design a system that is power front and manual rear, which would be quite odd.

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:07 PM
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Are the parts for the CPP kit the same as what is available at parts stores? I think I read somewhere that one manufacturer has proprietary parts.
 
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The rotors, bearings, seals, calipers, pads, anti-rattle clips, retaining bolts and hoses are stock Ford replacement parts. 72 and up I think.
 
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Is the CPP bolt pattern 5x4.5 or 5x5.5?
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:42 AM
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It's 5 x 5.5 standard lug pattern. Just make sure you carefully measure your wheel's center bore to fit over the hub. I had already bought new American Torq-thrust wheels and ended up having the rotors machined down a 16th or so to fit right.
 
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The rotors, bearings, seals, calipers, pads, anti-rattle clips, retaining bolts and hoses are stock Ford replacement parts. 72 and up I think.
Disc brakes were not available for F100 2WD's until 1973, for F100/150 4WD's until 1976.

1973/79 F100 2WD: Manual disc brakes were standard equipment, power disc brakes were optional.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:01 AM
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Disc brakes were not available for F100 2WD's until 1973, for F100/150 4WD's until 1976.

1973/79 F100 2WD: Manual disc brakes were standard equipment, power disc brakes were optional.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:04 AM
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The parts as far as I know can't be bought from a Auto Parts Store. This kit include the spindle also. I know I could not find this at a local Auto Parts Store for a 1966 F100
 

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