05-19-2004, 06:32 PM
Hopefully someone will have the answer... I own a 1970 Cougar XR-7. It has the standard front power disc brakes and rear drums. The car seems to take a significant amount of pedal effort before it comes to a stop, and even then, it feels as if I've hit the floorboards before the brakes finally whoa the car. The engine currently pulls 19 inches of vacuum. The power brake booster is new, the calipers and rotors are new. The front hoses are new, and the master cylinder is a Raybestos remanufactured unit. I use non-asbestos pads from Raybestos, as well. The rear brakes and wheel cylinders are also new. Unfortunately, the car just doesn't have that "grab" that I am after. By comparison, my 1988 Crown Victoria brakes perform exceptionally well, for such a large car. Changing my drums in the rear to disc won't alleviate any problems I have with the front, so I have ruled that out. If anybody has an idea, I'll appreciate it greatly. Thanks.