Don't have anything for you on the brakes but a cool story about a late 70's Versailles I do have.
I was working at a body shop and next door was a big machine shop. The owners had a Versailles and the Granada (husband and wife) both bought new that year. The wife drove the Versailles of course.
She wanted wire wheels so he bought some for her and put the Versailles aluminum wheels on the Granada two door he drove. He liked it so much he had us at the shop put a Versailles front and rear ands on the Granada! Everything bolted right on but the decklid, that needed a corner welded on each side where it met the rear window differently than the Versailles with it's formal roof line. We put the Versailles emblems on it and all of course. Now mind you, this car was a year old at best and it was a two door Versailles which of course Lincoln/Ford never made! He had people asking him all the time where he got it and he gave the salesman's name at the Lincoln dealer that he knew to them. That poor salesman had to put up with people coming in all the time to buy a two door Versailles.