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Ford Galaxie Disc Brake Conversion

We are going to convert a 1966 Ford Galaxie to disc brakes. I have looked over "Hotrodders Knowledge Cluster: Disc Brake Conversions" and found useful information there but it does not exactly answer my question.

I will start with the things I know about this conversion.

In 1966 Galaxies had a single brake system, Ford went to the duel system in 1967.

To convert a 66 Galaxie to disc brakes I will need:

1. a duel reservoir master cylinder.

2. a disc brake proportioning valve from a newer Ford

3. right and left disc brake spindles

4. two rotors

5. right and left calipers

6. a good quantity of new brake line

If I have left anything out please tell me.

Now for the things I do not know.

1. what years of full size Ford disc brake spindles will work?

2. will I need to change the power brake booster?

I have several models of disc brake equipped Fords in my possession and from eyeball comparisons I should have something that will work.

It looks like the spindles from the 1979 Thunderbird or the 1987 Crown Vic police car should work or do I need to look for something older?
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