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Old 09-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone used these brackets before?

http://www.scarebird.com/index.php?id=38

It looks pretty striaght forward but under their parts list for the rest of the repair they are a little vague with the parts,

Rotors: 1995-97 Ford Ranger 2WD
Calipers and Pads: 1983-95 S10 2WD
Hoses: 1979-85 Cadillac Eldorado (17")
1979 Cadillac Seville (15")


so my question is has anyone used these and if so what exact parts should i get, there are a lot of different choices for rotors alone. 9 inch or 10 inch, and so on. any help would be great. thanks
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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It's a pain in the ***, I don't recommend it. It may seem straight forward, but they don't tell you some things. Such as the master cylinder rod is too long for the car and none of the brake line fittings are the right size for the hoses or the new master cylinder.

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"It's a pain in the ***, I don't recommend it. It may seem straight forward, but they don't tell you some things. Such as the master cylinder rod is too long for the car and none of the brake line fittings are the right size for the hoses or the new master cylinder."

have you done the swap? right now i have power drum brakes and all the reading that i have done says that the rod is a little long on the maverick MC, but not long enough to hurt anything. so your saying that the caddy hoses wont hook up to the ford MC/dist block? thanks for anymore info. i would like to keep my booster, and the link above is for manuel discs. thanks
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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Ive seen the Scarebird 64-66 6 cylinder kit installed, and the results looked and ran very well.
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"It's a pain in the ***, I don't recommend it. It may seem straight forward, but they don't tell you some things. Such as the master cylinder rod is too long for the car and none of the brake line fittings are the right size for the hoses or the new master cylinder."

have you done the swap? right now i have power drum brakes and all the reading that i have done says that the rod is a little long on the maverick MC, but not long enough to hurt anything. so your saying that the caddy hoses wont hook up to the ford MC/dist block? thanks for anymore info. i would like to keep my booster, and the link above is for manuel discs. thanks
yes I have done the swap on my 67 and to me of wasn't worth all the trouble. The rod was long enough for mine that it constantly had the brake lights on. And the caddy hoses won't fit the brake lines by the spindles, and yeah the dist block lines won't work with the new master cylinder. You have to redo all the fittings and declare them.
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yes I have done the swap on my 67 and to me of wasn't worth all the trouble. The rod was long enough for mine that it constantly had the brake lights on. And the caddy hoses won't fit the brake lines by the sponsors, and yeah the dist block lines won't work with the new master cylinder. You have to redo all the fittings and declare them.
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so this kit seems to be popular to, how does the manuel disc compare to power drums? Is there anyway you could work that kit into using a power brake booster?
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