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    Mustang II front brake conversion?

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    Has anyone carried out a bigger brake conversion on a Mustang II front end, without breaking the bank on Wilwood kits or similar? Need to keep it Ford stud pattern but as I need to swap the 4 stud discs for 5, I figured I may as well upgrade while I'm at it.

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    Should be an easy conversion, kits are ready available in the states. Shop about, the prices vary wildly

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozwanger View Post
    Should be an easy conversion, kits are ready available in the states. Shop about, the prices vary wildly
    They sure do!

    Looked at a few kits, the venerable Langy can obtain one through Speedway but I was wondering if anyone had done one as a parts bin special themselves. (i.e in the VW world Cavalier calipers fit straight on mk1 golf hubs and allow use of bigger discs, that sort of thing).

    It's going on a truck and wondered if there was a four pot or suchlike that could be used instead of the usual GM single pot. Or are they really that much better?

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    Ahhh, I see where you're going with this, sorry, I'm afraid I can't help you with this one.

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    No worries, looks like the choice is the usual type kit or.....the usual type kit. I don't have the time or the means to go messing about with different calipers and making caliper spacers/adapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J1MMY View Post
    No worries, looks like the choice is the usual type kit or.....the usual type kit. I don't have the time or the means to go messing about with different calipers and making caliper spacers/adapters.
    What stud pattern are you looking for as I may have a complete kit for sale soon?

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    You keep popping up don't you?

    The stud pattern is currently 4 stud (you may recall my thread that you answered on whether or not 4 and 5 stud hubs are different) but I intend to change to 5 stud when I rebuild the setup. What kit do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J1MMY View Post
    You keep popping up don't you?

    The stud pattern is currently 4 stud (you may recall my thread that you answered on whether or not 4 and 5 stud hubs are different) but I intend to change to 5 stud when I rebuild the setup. What kit do you have?
    Ah yes, I remember now.
    It is for 5 stud Ford. I,ll get you pics and a price if you want .

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    In my PM box Please. Also if its std size or an upgrade setup.

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    i think the v8 stang 2's are stock .25 rotors but 5 stud
    -the monarch/granada rotors are 11 inch, increase the track 1/8th inch
    -the stock et for stang 2 is 10mm

    -the spindles are the same size as jag

    -the 82-92 camaro rotor hubs - drilled cheevy, need 4mm cut into the outer bearing to fit the spindles and do the nut up
    -the inner bearing also needs swapping
    they are 10.5 inch, the good thing is the gm caliper then is perfect for the disc size
    -when you fit the 11 inch disc, the caliper/pad is too small =1/8th inch on diameter.

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