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    Posted: 02-September-2019 at 10:59AM
So, my brother sold his Cutlass Supreme and bought this:
1966 Galaxie hardtop, 352 4BBL. Auto trans (appears to be FX trans).
Cool car just needs details done. (One thing we noticed is the brakes have been swapped to disc.
Looks to be a conversion kit using the Kelsey-Hayes 4-piston calipers (or repros of them).
Rotors are not 65-66, they move the braking surface inboard significantly.  Brakes are adequate, but barely so as no booster, and a 10" rotor.
 
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How the Heck does a REGULAR CAB SHORTBED weigh over 5200 pounds?
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 nice! 66 is my favorite! booster would be good, and they may have an incorrect prop valve???
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Nice Galaxie, the '66s are one of my favorites. That brake setup sounds different ado you have any pics? 10" rotors seem kind of small for a car that big. Could you use a factory rotor on that spindle? Or would the caliper be in the wrong position.  I guess you could also use a knee assembly from a 72 to 79 midsize too. Or you could do Todd's Crown Vic brake conversion.
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Yeah, the car is cool, 352 FE thru headers and 2.5" dual exhaust sounds awesome. Body is solid and original. Wheelwell chrome is only thing missing on the body.
Thing is, P.O. did the disc conversion, and there is no documentation.
If I were doing it, booster, MC, prop valve and knee assembly would come off a 70s "Parts-Bin" brake car.
Everything works, nothing needs replacement now, but better to figure out what he has prior to having a problem.
Also, no spare. Don't know what is going to fit, as different rotor kits move the caliper inboard different amounts.
Some actually use a GM rotor blank drilled in a 5x4.5 pattern.
Calipers appear to be Kelsey Hayes or repop, but have a part # cast in starting with D0...
But - Kelsey Hayes 4 piston calipers were earlier.
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