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Old 07-03-2010, 04:56 AM
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Ford 9" disc brake upgrade question

I am going to install disc brakes on my Model A ,9" ford. I want to know if anybody has an opinion as to where the caliper should go, front or back. I have looked at a lot of new cars w/4 wheel disc and everybody puts them in different locations.

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These are the rears as you asked. The fronts are on the back side.









Either way works fine - if you can figure a way for that e-brake cable to run. I did mine in the front so I would have a good run without a sharp bend. You just swap the parts side to side.

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I'm running a Ford 9 inch on my 56 Ford truck. I did the conversion using a kit and GM Cadillac calipers. My calipers on at the 10:00 oclock postition toward the rear of the wheel. No problems with braking or ebrake. Not sure if it matters if the caliper is front or rear?
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I even looked at some over seas type cars (Mazda,Porsh,Nissan) and they all have calipers in different locations too.
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