SSBC Front Disc Conversion

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  1. mercgt73

    mercgt73 Member

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    Hey all,

    I was doing some dream shopping the other day, and looked up SSBC's front drum to disc conversion kits. I was a little confused, as they list two different kits for a 1973 Maverick and a 1973 Comet. Both kits were for manual drum to disc. I thought the mavs and comets both shared the same front end parts around those years. Am I wrong? :confused:

    thanks
     
  2. PCGUY112887

    PCGUY112887 Needy For First Car (Mav)

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    HOLY CRAP $1,000 for 2 front disk brakes???
    I suggest you find a cheaper way... I know that everyone that has converted hasn't paid $1000.

    But yes I thought they were the same too?
     
  3. mercgt73

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    yeah... very $$$. hence the "dream" part. I was just seeing what was out there... but the different kits threw me a curve.
     
  4. Mercurycruizers

    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    I bought a 74 Comet 4dr with manual disc brakes for $200. Then I swapped the brakes to my 73 Comet. The 4dr Comet now has drum all around. A lot cheaper than $1,000.
     
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    littleredtoy Seth

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    They should be the same.
     
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    i am looking at the granada swap kit at CSRP. i have a donor, but after replacing all the parts except the spindles, my pricing is placing me very close to the kit price.

    mike
     
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    Earl Branham Certified Old Fart

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    I have '75 Comet brakes on my '69.5 Maverick. Work great!
     
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    im probably going to get wilwood disk brakes later this month (parents want for saftey...and they are paying so thats good)...but it sure is pricey
    i will probably get my mechanic to do it but hes asking 1200 or so for the installation and kit...but how hard is it to do it yourself...(never worked on brakes)

    has anybody had wilwood disks? ...how are they?
     
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    My brother is installing a CSRP swap on a Falcon as I speak. He is very happy with the quality of the kit & service he received. The web site is http://discbrakeswap.com . Good Luck!
     
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    just be patient and watch ebay for spindles inless you can find some either in the parts wanted section on this site or a boneyard. all said and done, if you find spindles, your total price for the project including:
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    should come in around 400 bucks assuming you got the spindles for 100 bucks or less. kinda sucks becaise there are 3 or 4 granadas locally in yards but they want 100 for them.
     
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    I used the CSRP kit on mine and it was great. Very good product and great instructions.
     
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