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Re: breaks for me 170
Posted by fcfred on 5/22/2012, 12:45:47, in reply to "Re: breaks for me 170 "
i recently did a disc brake swap on my fc crew cab with a new stock master cylinder and new rear slave cylinders. |
it works better than it did, but still not perfect. but I believe there is still air in the system as i have a mushy pedal that pumps up.
i got the brake kit from R&P off road in oregon
it bolted on very easily.
: If the truck has been sitting for more than a
: year or so, call Carl Walck at Walck's 4WD.
: Replace all the brake parts and the brake
: system will work like new. If you can't
: turn the drums, Walck's has new brake drums,
: If you will be re-powering with a big engine
: and an automatic (without engine compression
: helping to slow you down) replace the axles
: with 3/4 T Ford or Chevy axles with larger
: The consensus (as I have read it) is not to
: use front disk brakes on an FC.
: I haven't had a problem with factory FC
: brakes in the 30 years I've been driving
: them. But I don't run V-8's and high gears
: tailgating on the freeway. And I keep up
: with tire and brake maintenance. I try to
: prevent "panic stops." My
: favorite gear in an FC is first gear in low
: As for suspension, I like the ride of the
: factory FC-170 springs. Just replace the
: shock absorbers, which would make the
: springs last longer. (I don't like the ride
: of an FC-150.)
: **Steve E.**
: --Previous Message--
: I just picked up a 65 Fc 170 and it needs
: breaks put on it. So my question is what all
: works for breaks and suspension for the fcs?
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