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Old 08-21-2002, 06:39 PM
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Has anyone here put disc brakes on the front of a 1964 Ford Galaxie? I am trying to find out what kind I can adapt without using some aftermarket kit that you can never find replacement parts for.

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The Granada/Monarch (Maverick/Comet) seems to be the most popular. Single piston sliding caliper.
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I put Granada brakes on a 67 Fairlane and they work great but the suspension is different on the 64 so I don't think Granada style will work.
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They need to be reworked to accept the '64 ball joint taper. <a href="http://www.fatmanfab.com/" target="_blank">-Fatman Fabrications-</a> sells a set reasonable.

There are other options. The '65/'66 Bird came with four piston Kelsey-Hayes or you can adapt from a later Galaxie/LTD.
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We are doing a swap over on a 64 comet and are using a 75 mercy Monarch! direct swap. rear end as well minus the rear end yokes. they are different. a little cut here and there and the driveshaft will match.....the a arms and everything swap directly over
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[quote]Originally posted by 56don:


<strong>I put Granada brakes on a 67 Fairlane and they work great but the suspension is different on the 64 so I don't think Granada style will work.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I guess I need to clarify this...Only the spindles from the GRANAD/MONARCH are used (along with the caliper/rotor) on the big FORD. The suspension type is different but not relevant.

The spindles have to have the ball joint holes resized to accept the big FORD ball joint studs.
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