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1966 Thunderbird Master Conversion

I'm looking for a master cylinder to convert my single (suicide) to a duel Master cylinder in a 1966 Thunderbird. I've had quite a time trying to find something "Bolt-In". Seeing as how there are a ton of duel masters out there with the same bolt pattern there has got to be one that works. Some one HAS to have done this before without making a hooky jumbled mess of fitting and grinding/cutting. I've been directed to a '73 Mustang master, but it was a mess with all the fitting elbows and conversion fittings. Is this my only option? Is there a company that has more than just a generic style that might work . I'm no stranger to fabrication and hard work-my career demands it-I just think there is something better. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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has anyone solved the problem yet?

which parts were used, what difficulties are to be expected, a manual would be great.....

After a total failure of the brakes on my ford thunderbird 66 convertible I also want to convert to a dual master cylinder

I would be very grateful for help, Michaela
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Need to know do you have manual or power brakes..makes a difference..later model Ford master cylinders should bolt up and then you will need to re-plumb the brake lines to the more modern configuration..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Hi Sam, thx for your quick response.

My 66 Tbird Convertible has power brakes. A problem is there is very little space under the shock tower braces and the additional round strut bar the 66 T-Bird convertible is equipped with.

So I look for someone who has already done this successfully and can send me pictures and "what to buy"

Buy all sorts of parts and try it isnt a option for me because shipping to europe is very expensive.

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73 Ford master should do the trick
but you must know
Disc brake master and a drum brake master is different
power brake and manual brake is different

so if you now have power discs on the front---you need a power disc master.
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