power brake conversion

since i got a nice kwik response in regards to a column swap i figgered i'd toss another one at ya....another plan for the future of my truck is a power
brake swap....what will bolt in?? what year and all.....horror/success stories would be cool too!
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Jay Anderson wrote:

If all you're doing is converting to power drum brakes, all you need is to swap in a power booster. Get one with the brackets so it can be bolted to the firewall. You don't have to even break the brake lines loose. Just unbolt your current master cylinder from the brake pedal and firewall, pull it forward just enough to slip in the power booster, and bolt it back together. You'll have to remove the master cylinder pushrod from yours (it's just held in with a clip) and then bolt it to the power booster, which should be already equipped with the necessary brake pedal pushrod.
If you're swapping in power disc brakes, then you need to get a disc-brake master cylinder. You'll need the disc brake spindle and everything outboard of that. You can reuse your current I-beams. Or you can just swap in the entire front end from a donor truck up through '79. If the kingpins of the donor are in good shape, this is probably the easiest route, so you won't have to mess with trying to remove the kingpins. Since your truck is very similar to the '67-'72 vintage, at least on the underside, you can pick up some good info at the FORDification.com forums at http://com3.runboard.com/bthefordificationforum6772fords .
Hope this helps.
Keith
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www.ford-trucks.com has an excellent section on disc-brake conversions for the 65-66 Ford/Mercury trucks.
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