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I have a friend who is converting a 69 fastback from drum brakes to disc, but not adding a booster. Didn't disc brakes on this car always have boosters? Power will be a modified 351 C. Will we be picking up the pieces?
 

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Yes, the 69's had the opional power disc brakes. The 65 had drum, optional disc or I believe they also had the option for power assisted. But to put in disc nowdays without the booster would not make sense as the room is there and why not instal it right.

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I converted my 1968 CS/GT coupe to '68 front disc's with out
a booster. But I did put in a new master cylinder for (I believe)
a truck with non power front disc's.

I have driven many mustangs with power brakes and do not like
them. I love my non-power front disc set up and I run it on the
track this way. Great control without the "on-off" feeling of
original power brakes.

Joe P.
 

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Sounds just like my car. Discs all around (the backs were on the Lincoln Versailles rear end). I don't have a booster but put on a new master cylinder and porportioning valve. You need a strong leg especially if you are accustomed to power brakes but the car sure does stop well. Major problem in my case is the emergency brake, something I still haven't corrected. There isn't enough pull on the cable to engage the the rear brakes completely, in this case some modifications have to be made. Just one more for the list.

69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

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I've never liked the power brakes in older mustangs - Too sensitive for me. But when I decided to convert my '65 to granada discs, I figured I'd need to go with power. Since thats a little more involved on a '65 than it is with '67-up, I decided to try it manual first, and I'm glad I did. Feedback is much better than with the power booster, and when I added Porterfield Carbon Kevlar pads, the effort was decreased some while adding major brake force. Note, however, that my car weighs 2780 lbs, and I'm thinking the '69 is quite a bit heavier. Still, since it's not that difficult to add power on that car, I'd try it without first and then add it if he thinks he needs it.
 
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i have the same problem with my emergency brake- tried tightening it up util u have to pull it with both hands - still doesnt work good.

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I think the only solution is to put a lever in the cable somewhere to multiply the pulling action. I'll do it when my wife is on vacation and I can spend all day under the car without getting anyone pissed off! I sure would be nice if someone here has done it and can provide instructions, photos and dimensions....

69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

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