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Old 08-25-2006, 01:14 PM
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ID my spindles (Mustang II)

I purchased a 37 plymouth coupe, with mustang II (Pinto) IFS. It drives great but needs the entire front end rebuilt, and I must convert to disc brakes. (has 8" drum brakes). Now the problem, the car, as is, sets too low. I have less than 2" ground clearance. I will be buying new spindles, but need to know if the ones I currently have are dropped or stock. What measurments do I need to make to determine the drop, so I can get the car a couple of inches higher. THe current set up drives great at all speeds, just has 40 thousand miles on it and is worn out, and the stopping power is scary.

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I may be mistaken but I was under the impression ALL Mustang II/Pinto front ends were disc brake equipped from the factory.

Can you post a photo of the spindle and brakes ... to help identify them?

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I may be mistaken but I was under the impression ALL Mustang II/Pinto front ends were disc brake equipped from the factory.

Can you post a photo of the spindle and brakes ... to help identify them?


I have never seen a Mustang II or Pinto that didn't have disks. Are you sure the front end is a Mustang II or could it be a Corvair. They look similar.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:15 AM
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I have just learned two things...(1). Never believe what the seller tells you. (2) Stupidity really is a handicap....LOL...I never considered that the suspension might be a corvair. At your suggestion, I pullled one wheel and a brake drum. Found some numbers that are Delco Moraine. Went on the puter and found a corvair parts site. You are right. MII and Corvair look almost identical, even right down to the strut rods. Gonna tear it down completely next week. I am certain it might be a corvair. I have a manual rack (in front of the axle). Will post pics of everything next week. Will still need some help in ID'ing other parts. THANKS A MILLION......

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I have just learned two things...(1). Never believe what the seller tells you. (2) Stupidity really is a handicap....
You just believed what he told you ... and that's most likely what someone else TOLD HIM ... He may have bought the 37 up and running and then told you he built it There is a LOT of that going on.

Now you know ... there is some information around about installing Chevelle disc brakes on Corvair spindles ... I do not have it ... but have read it.

The Corvair front end was the fore runner of the Mustang II/Pinto IFS craze. It is actually a decent system. I suggest you check your rear wheel pattern and see if it is the same as your front ... or you may need two spare tires ...

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