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I am restoring a 69 Mach1 428 4spd that originally had 4 wheel manual drum brakes. I purchased a front end from a 70 mach1 with disc brakes and plan to install the spindles with new rotors and calipers. Does anyone know if I can use this set up without a power brake booster? What mastercylinder should I use? Also have seen conversion kits that require changing the brake pedal but am not sure why. Can I use my 69 pedal? I know that the 70 spindles require larger tie rod ends. Is there anything else I will have to change to complete this? Thanks for any help!
 

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Not sure about using it without a booster, but they definitely use a different pedal. The pivot point on the pedal is in a different place. IIRC it is higher on the manual pedal for more leverage.
 

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You can DEFINITELY use them without power. I am doing it as we speak! I am using a 1974 Maverick master cylinder for disc/drum non-power brakes. Works well.
 

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Im doing the exact same conversion right now, except my 70 donor had power. NPD had the best prices I could find on the rotors, rod ends, etc (suprisingly). Whole process at the spindle end took me an hour or so. Havent done the MC/block/PPV/pedal yet, but the pedal was different in my case.
 

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We installed manual disc brakes on a 65 coupe. The donor parts came from a 6 cyl Granada that had manual disc. The brakes work great.
 
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