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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 02, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I just installed the Master Power kit to add power front discs to my '68 that had 4 wheel manual drum.

All the parts were there to do the swap, but the old lines won't reach the new prop. valve. Had to bend and flare new lines for both front wheels, and I just extended the rear line with a coupler and 12" extension.

I bought and used Russell Speed Bleeders which make bleeding a one man job and very quick-they work great.

The bolts that hold the steering arm to the spindle from the old drum setup are supposed to be re-used, but are too short since now one goes through the caliper bracket. I called MP but they said the old ones should work. Ended up buying longer bolts ( 3" ) and that fixed that.

Test drove today and what a HUGE difference! I highly recommend this mod to anyone with drums. Now I can start on the engine mods knowing that I'll be able to stop in less than 2 zip codes.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 02, 06:39 PM
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I'd probably have killed myself if not for putting discs on my 67.
Just checking, but I hope you double flared the brake lines as required?
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Yes I did use my double flaring tool. Thanks David.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 02, 03:59 AM
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Could you give me some inof on the "Master Power kit?"

I would like to put 4 wheel dics on my 69 (4 wheel drum) and would like a good kit that has EVERYTHING I need!

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I have been debating on which brake kit to use on my 69...haven't done it yet. I have read numerous posts to try and determine the best. MP Brakes seems to be the one. For $895 you can get Power front Discs with slotted/drilled rotors....seems to be a good deal for me. I am keeping the rear drums, but did order the Praise Dyno spring kit, brake shoes and wheel cylinder ($206.75 w/shipping) so i hope this will help my rear drums. The new drums they offer are worth the price i am sure, but i didnt want to spend an extra $250.00. Praise Dyno also has a front disc brake kit with slotted rotors and their kevlar type brake pads for $995.00. I have not heard anything about their kits, so i will most likely go with MP Brakes for my kit.
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