Wilwood Disc Brakes Introduces New Big Brake Front Kits for First Generation Ford Mustang

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Wilwood Disc Brakes has just released two new groups of Big Brake upgrade kits for the classic year 1965-67 Ford Mustang V8 disc/drum spindle and 1968-69 V8 drum spindle (to augment our current Big Brake Kits for the disc spindle).

First Generation Ford Mustang

These kits offer simple bolt-on installation to the OE brake spindles and deliver big brake stopping power and styling for the street, track or show to compliment wheel and tire upgrades on all types of custom machines.

Wilwood Disc Brakes has just released two new groups of Big Brake upgrade kits for the classic year 1965-67 Ford Mustang V8 disc/drum spindle and 1968-69 V8 drum spindle (to augment our current Big Brake Kits for the disc spindle). These kits offer simple bolt-on installation to the OE brake spindles and deliver big brake stopping power and styling for the street, track or show to compliment wheel and tire upgrades on all types of custom machines.

High strength clamping force and positive stopping power is the trademark of the Wilwood net forged narrow Superlite 6 (FNSL6R) series calipers. Six differential bore stainless steel pistons provide fully balanced pad loading, along with the corrosion resistance and thermal retardant qualities of the stainless alloy that will keep your calipers cooler and running trouble free for many more miles down the road or track. Base model kits include either sealed gloss black or red powder coat calipers. Wilwood’s new Quick-Silver finish series calipers are also available as an option by special order and additional cost.

Friction is provided by BP-10 compound Wilwood “Smart pads”. BP-10 is a unique metallic composite formula that provides quiet engagement and low dusting, but with the added temperature range and higher friction values of a semi-metallic compound pad. BP-10 runs clean and quiet on the street, with improved stopping power and fade resistance for tough roads and lighter duty use during those fun days at the track. Optional high-temp and race only pad compounds are also available.

FNSL6R Big Brake kits can be purchased with either 12.88” (P/N 140-12637) or 14.00” (P/N 140-12638) diameter GT competition series, or the SRP series drilled and slotted E-coat rotors to maximize braking capacity and match style with your wheel size and design. GT rotors are fully detail machined from premium grade carbon iron castings, face slotted, and individually dynamic balanced to provide true and precise running at all speeds. SRP performance rotors feature Wilwood’s signature directional drill and slot design with a protective E-coat finish. The drill and slot pattern adds race-tech styling and the venting qualities that preserve pad performance. The heat resistant E-coat finish protects the rotors from rust on all areas that are not swept clean by the brake pads. Wheel upgrades may be necessary to accommodate these oversized rotors. A wheel clearance chart for each kit is available to determine your wheel fitment capabilities.

Wilwood Big Brake kits for these vehicle groups include forged and fully machined billet alloy hubs, with 1/2-20 grade 8 wheel studs that mount to the OE spindle using tapered roller bearings and races. In addition to their strength, the forged billet hubs and rotor mounting hats combine to provide a substantial weight savings over their steel and iron counterparts.

To complete the installation, precision machined and application specific brackets come along with premium grade hardware and alignment shims for a secure and accurate installation. DOT approved flexline kits, required to adapt Wilwood calipers to your chassis plumbing, are available separately, order part number 220-12168.

All of Wilwood’s performance brake kits are loaded with cutting edge technology built on decades of domination in world motorsports, and proven reliable through Zero PPM defect supply to OEM’s.

For a high resolution brake kit assembly photo for printing, please click here.

For more information contact: Wilwood Engineering at (805) 388-1188 and request to speak with Erika Gordillo for marketing issues, or Andy Fritts for technical questions. Also, Wilwood’s website is accessible or e-mail.

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