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Is this a decent deal and what else is needed!

Want to know your opinion on this brake setup for my 50 Ford, what else will be required, and is price a good price. If it is a good price which option is best with or without rotors as I can have rotors turned free. 50 is going to be a cruiser, 302 engine. Found this and with shipping would be probably $250 - $275 with shipping and I can have rotors turned at work for free or $200 shipped without rotors and I buy new rotors locally.

Here is the ad! I've got a 1949-1951 Ford Car Disc Brake Changeover kit. I believe the calipers are Monte Carlo and the rotors are Aerostar. These were taken off a running car but have sat for a bit. Everything still turns but the rotors have surface rust and the pads could stand to be changed. Nice little set up for a better stopping!!




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Honestly the rotors with bearings are only in the 15 dollar range to start with. Do not waste time or money turning rotors they are not like a drum. What I notice right off, that cut brake line. What does that mean, I would be suspect that moisture has gotten to the calipers and would bet they are frozen .. another word for trashed;need replacement.

Check the prices of the rotors and the calipers, the calipers look like what in known as GM metric late model 70- 80s. I would bet brand new stuff less then 200. Tell him to keep the brakes and just sell you the bracket hardware, you would be money ahead..

The only part I can see that would be worth anything is the bracket that mounts the caliper to the spindle. A bracket for a 30s ford front end can be had for 75 bucks, I tell you this for a reference, I know you are working on a 50s .

Folks over sell disk brake parts, today they are common and every autozomby and the likes has the parts; reasonable; the key word common...

The part that is the hardest to find to modify an early model car to a disk brake set up is the bracket that holds the caliper to the spindle.

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brake buy

I agree with pepi, brackets good the rest to common to buy used.
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Thanks for the info....
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I put disc brakes on my 53 the suspension is the same 49 to 53 i agree with the other guys get the brackets the rest is pretty cheap i used 86 monte carlo calipers and they are the metric type and i used monte carlo bearings and rotors i made my own brackets for the caliper but if i had to do it over would buy the kit but I am cheap so i made them myself. the only other issue i had was from what i understand the kit comes with a ring that drives on the spindle to set the rotor out a little farther so i had to use spacers so the cotter pin would work on the castle nut. one car season down and I had no problems with it. good luck with the 50.
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