1956 Dual Master Cylinder Power Brake Conversion

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1956 Dual Master Cylinder Power Brake Conversion

Post by canadaauto » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:23 pm

Does anyone know if there is a complete dual master cylinder power brake conversion kit available for a 1956 Thunderbird 312 Automatic?

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Re: 1956 Dual Master Cylinder Power Brake Conversion

Post by ellevee » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:25 pm

I just bought one on eBay for under $300. But you will need to relocate your battery to the rear

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Re: 1956 Dual Master Cylinder Power Brake Conversion

Post by ICON 1961 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:36 pm

I have one installed, you will need to move the battery tray closer to the fender.
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Re: 1956 Dual Master Cylinder Power Brake Conversion

Post by Joe Johnston » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:23 am

I converted to disk brakes and the dual master fit retaining the original heat shield (not in picture) without moving the original style battery on my 57, which could indeed be a bit different than the 56 in question.
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Re: 1956 Dual Master Cylinder Power Brake Conversion

Post by Florida_Phil » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:37 pm

I used a 1967 Mustang drum brake master cylinder. Bolted right up with no issues. My car is a '55, so I installed a '57 battery tray and changed to a 12 volt battery. If you remove the battery heat shield, you can use hard brakes lines. I have experienced no battery problems. I am considering going to disks on the front soon. Different master cylinder, same installation.
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