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Old 11-14-2007, 05:42 AM
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Aussie Fairlane 500 brake upgrades

so, i don't know if there will be anybody able to answer me.

i have an Aussie 75 Fairlane 500 ZG. i want to upgrade brakes to new discs in front and discs rear.

a friend suggested going to a breakers yard and buying second hand off a wreck (i.e. Toyota Camry - supposedly fits).

what are the pros and cons and troublesome areas one must look out for/ be aware of?

thanx!
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i have an Aussie 75 Fairlane 500 ZG. i want to upgrade brakes to new discs in front and discs rear.

a friend suggested going to a breakers yard and buying second hand off a wreck (i.e. Toyota Camry - supposedly fits).
I seriously doubt that Camary brakes would fit on a Ford as large as yours.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:59 AM
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i don't know...

buddy has Fairmont GT on which he did a brake mod as suggested.
if it works for him, should work for me.


market is really crap in South Africa ito aftermarket parts and it is seriously expensive to import (with our currency being so weak).
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:29 AM
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There exists an AUSSIE FORD TECH BOARD as I used to sneak in for CLV info. I have lost the URL, but that is where you need to go for the info.

-AUSTRALIAN FORD FORUMS-

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i've been everywhere already!


South Africa has a large number of the Aussie built Fords, but the market is so small for after market parts - not like the States.

the Aussie forums hasn't delivered anything yet.

maybe it'll be trial and error???
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:29 AM
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I would only be a s s-u-ming if I told you it was basically American. One would assume it uses the same underpinnings. It appears to be a 70/71 (US)TORINO rear with a MONTEGO nose. If you can find Casting I.D. Nos. on the front spindles, it may be possible to determine if US parts will fit.

Is the front suspension coil over the upper control arm?
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FWIW, when I did a disc brake conversion on my '56 Mercury I used '74 Montego spindles, and most of it except for spindles and hubs I was able to order from parts stores, the rest wasn't hard to find from salvage yards. It's pretty interchangeable and might work for your car.

It's discussed in some of these threads:
Disk Brake Conversion 64 Galaxie
Disc brake decision for a 1957 Ford
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yip, it is...

cool. it would be awesome if it works that way.

will def see if i can hold of those numbers.

thx!
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Here are some more sources of info-

http://www.aus-ford-uk.co.uk/html/engines.html

http://www.aus-ford-uk.co.uk/html/engines2.html

http://xpfalcon.com/

http://www.fordforums.com/

Thanx To BrianS @ FordMuscle.com
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shot! thanx for links. will check them out!
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It looks like its built on the same body as a 70/71 torino but the hood looks like a 69/70 cougar,if its a unibody I would guess discs for a mustang might work. Jeff
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yip, it's a unibody.

sux a bit, makes working on the suspension a lot harder! haven't been able to get to front suspension removal yet due to work and racing weekends, but hopefully in week or two's time!

thanx again for all the advice and input!
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