First Generation Ford Mustang Brakes

1st-Generation Mustang Brakes

First-generation Mustangs started a phenomenon in the performance vehicle market. As soon as these vehicles hit dealerships in the 1960s, automakers looked at ways to make sporty cars smaller and more affordable without sacrificing the amount of power available under the hood. Early Ford Mustang models caught the attention of just about anyone searching for hair-raising top speeds for an unbeatable price, as 1965 GT variants could produce up to 271 horsepower for any driving application.

Your 1965-1973 Mustang needs a braking system that is responsive and consistent. Top Flight Automotive values your Classic Mustang, so you’ll find various aftermarket brakes on our online store to help you regulate travel speeds. Discover everything you require to maintain or upgrade your 1960s or 1970s Mustang brake system.

One of the Most Important Parts of Your Classic Mustang

Ford equipped first-generation Mustangs with drum brakes at the factory. While you can find this technology used today, automotive engineering has come a long way over the last 50 years. You’re a lucky collector if your 1965-1973 Ford Mustang has all its original brake system pieces without signs of wear and tear.

Drivers call for a well-built braking system to operate performance vehicles and protect passengers. Upgrading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brakes on a Classic Mustang is a priority for keeping collector value and preventing collisions on the road. If you see rust on original drum brakes or brake performance diminishes, the experts at Top Flight Automotive are here to assist.

About 1st-Generation Mustang Brakes

OEM Classic Mustang drum brakes function through a series of springs, pistons and shoes. When you press down on the brake pedal, brake fluid fills brake cylinders, which causes internal components to move outward against the brake lining. Together, pistons and brake shoes form enough friction to bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

The Ford Motor Company implemented disc brake setups as standard equipment toward the Mustang II era. However, drivers could incorporate disc brake technology on Classic Mustang variants for an additional fee. Disc brake conversions are a popular restoration route for 1965-1973 Mustang owners since the assemblies create a modern aesthetic, and parts call for little maintenance.

At Top Flight Automotive, we want you to follow your restoration vision. Recreate your drum brake setup for authenticity, or use one of our Classic Mustang disc brake kits to stop at a moment’s notice with each pedal press. Our professionals ensure we fill our inventory with individual parts and complete bundles compatible with fastback, convertible and coupe body styles.

Types of 1st-Generation Mustang Brake System Products We Supply

Your first-generation Mustang deserves the best. The team at Top Flight Automotive fills our online store with a vast collection of Classic Mustang aftermarket brakes that outperform OEM specifications. We’re fans of restoration projects ourselves, so browse our selection to find merchandise from the brands you love, such as Auto Accessories of America, Baer Brake Systems, Hawk Performance and Raybestos. 

1965-1973 Classic Mustang Drum Brake Replacement Parts

Top Flight Automotive allows you to boost drum brake performance with front- and rear-wheel drum brake replacement parts modeled after OEM pieces. We source many of these offerings from Raybestos for outstanding durability. Our aftermarket drum brake listings are available for all 1965-1973 Mustang production years, and assemblies bolt on for a direct fit.

Aftermarket drum brake replacements help you respond to corrosion and cracks across your factory assembly. Erase dirt and buildup that distract from your Classic Mustang’s rims.

1965-1973 Classic Mustang Brake Conversion Kits

Do you wish your Classic Mustang’s brake system aligned with the sports cars of today? View our drum-brake-to-disc-brake conversion kits to give your 1965-1973 Mustang new life. Top Flight Automotive carries conversion kits from SSBC-USA that resemble 1960s Kelsey Hayes designs seen on performance Shelby models of the first-generation series. Select Classic Mustang brake kits come with the following components:

  • Cast iron calipers
  • Flex hoses and axle shims
  • Brake pads
  • Caliper dust boots
  • Vented rotors
  • Stainless steel spacers

Classic Mustang drum-brake-to disc-brake setups from Top Flight Automotive enhance brake performance by 30%. We include bolt-on mounting instructions for a stress-free installation.

1965-1973 1st-Generation Mustang Performance Disc Brake Systems

Top Flight Automotive is your source for high-performance disc brake system upgrades. Get a street-legal Classic Mustang brake kit by Baer Brake Systems to incorporate cross-drilled rotors for heat dissipation. Our online store features brake bundles with forged-billet aluminum calipers for 14- and 15-inch wheels.

Choose from performance disc brake bundles that ship with style calipers in red, black and silver.

1965-1973 Classic Mustang Master Cylinder Replacements

Your pony car’s master cylinder sends brake fluid through your OEM or aftermarket brake system. This component is vital for disc and drum brake operation, as the pressure from brake fluid helps you slow down. If your OEM master cylinder is leaking, ordering a replacement assembly from Top Flight Automotive is the best way to establish a tight seal.

Discover solutions for drum brake and disc brake configurations. We introduce you to factory-inspired listings by Raybestos and Auto Accessories of America that follow the Ford Motor Company’s original specifications. Create a secure pathway for brake fluid to reach your front- and rear-wheel drums or calipers without all the guesswork.

1965-1973 1st-Generation Mustang Brake Pedals

After five decades on the road, your Classic Mustang’s OEM brake pedal may have scuffs or a buildup of dirt. Change out your factory brake pedal pad in minutes using any of our listings from ACP or Daniel Carpenter. Only through Top Flight Automotive will you find OEM-style brake pedal pads with “POWER BRAKE” or “DISC BRAKE” written across the front to align with production runs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Make Your Purchase for 1st-Generation Mustang Brakes Today

Top Flight Automotive carries compatible parts for Classic Mustangs and new releases. We’re proud to have an expanding inventory of Classic Mustang aftermarket brakes to get you the most out of your 1965-1973 release. Our team often ships the same day we process your order, delivering your components faster than the competition.

We work with the Extra Mile Brands family of companies, which has been famous within the Ford community for four decades. Place your order for first-generation Mustang brake system parts, and contact us with inquiries about our merchandise.

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