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Old 01-03-2013, 03:34 PM
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Is this a Mustang front end?

I have just bought this 1949 F1 fitted with air ride and I am told a mustang front end. I want to rebush it etc but am having bother identifying the year etc. Anybody recognise it?
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Looks like an old Camaro or Chevelle, what with the rear steer and all. What bolt pattern is it?

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Yep, 67-69 Camaro. 70 and up had front steer.



And those aren't stock brakes so you are going to have to do some research to come up with the pads.

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bks ??

the calipers look like gm metric's.. early '70's
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You know what, they may be original, I was thinking, the 67-68 had a four piston caliper I am pretty certain but the 69 I believe was single piston so it could be a 69 subframe.

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It's Not a Mustang..
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Thanks Guys, that was quick. I am not sure of the stud pattern other than it is a five stud. It has what look like Vintique wheels with two patterns ie 10 holes. I will measure up at the weekend and see if I can work it out. I will do some more research on the 67-69 Camaro route to see what I can come up with. I sent the pics to Real Steel to see if they could help but no reply yet.
Now I need to find out what carb I have on the 305 so I can rebuild it, some old single barrel leaky thing, might be best to replace with a four barrel and a manifold, but I'll save that for another post.
Came with an English MOT but lots to do to pass our Isle of Man test, oh well spanners ahoy!

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It could also be 68 to 74 Nova, functionally the same subframe as the 67 to 69 Camaro, and many of them came with disc brakes.
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Nova or camaro rear steer with a brake kit on it. looks like metric calipers With air bags look to switch the front sway bar to a little bigger one. It helps a lot.
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Thanks, I am going to replace all the bushes etc. so maybe a new sway bar too. I'll see what parts I can track down.
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fingers crossed and thanks

Just to update this I contacted Summit with the pics and they confirm it is a first generation Camaro 67/69 so thanks for the help guys. I really hope it is as I am expecting delivery tomorrow of full front end rebuild with bigger sway bar, manifold & carb etc. Time to get busy.
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