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Old 10-20-2019, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

original drum brakes. thinking of up grading to power disc brakes up front. Can I keep my original brake pedal? Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

This is just one place that has brake conversion kits.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-1952-F....c100005.m1851


There is also this kit available -----
https://www.performanceonline.com/19...E-BOOSTER-KIT/


And this one--------------
http://www.lmctruck.com/features/fa/FAC93.htm
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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This is just one place that has brake conversion kits.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-1952-F....c100005.m1851

51 MERC...I don't see how using that pedal/MC/booster in your link would allow the use of the clutch pedal in the OP's F1 truck, when looking at the original pedal bracket below. I would find or build an adapter to mount a booster/MC combo behind the original pedal set. See original pedal set below. DD


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Old 10-21-2019, 02:07 AM   #4
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I don't see how using that pedal/MC/booster in your link would allow the use of the clutch pedal in the OP's F1 truck, when looking at the original pedal bracket below. I would find or build an adapter to mount a booster/MC combo behind the original pedal set. See original pedal set below. DD

Perhaps if you contacted the seller of the product they would enlighten you.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

The second setup from performanceonline works with your original pedals only needs a few holes drilled into the frame for a stabilizer bracket.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:58 AM   #6
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Using the speedway conversion, you can use athe yellow pads which work quite well without power.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

15 years ago or so I did the POL type kit on a '50 F1 for somebody else. Pretty sure it had original pedal and just replaced the original master. Some drilling required for the bracketry. Lines have to be adjusted. Can't remember if a clutch would be a problem as this one had a 302/AOD automatic. I do remember that it moves the reservoir back to where it is hard to see/fill.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:45 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for all the replies
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:33 PM   #9
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In 1973 Ford had disk brakes in front as an Option. It also came with a special MC. When you order it specify with out power
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:08 AM   #10
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Default Re: Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

You could also consider using a remote power booster. Midland Hy-Power units were used in some late 50's and 60's Fords but are hard to find now. PBR boosters are available either VH44 or VH40, 7" and 9" vacuum unit diameters I believe.


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+brake+booster
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:06 PM   #11
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The LMC catalog lists a whole kit (brakes, hoses, rotors, booster and master) that has an adapter bracket as an option for your stock clutch pedal. Don't know much about it other than seeing it in the catalog.

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Old 10-23-2019, 12:40 PM   #12
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Also watch ,which kit you buy ,most kits require the you drill and re locate grease fittings on spindles ,I found Wilwood does not require this .Im going with A kit from Wilwood ,and a master cyl kit from performance , for my 53 f-100,
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