Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering> 66 Galaxie disc brake conversion ball joint problems
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: 66 Galaxie disc brake conversion ball joint problems Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-29-2012 10:57 PM
taynuts66
ball joint issues

Hey thanks guys for the replys and info. I found out the spindles were off a 78 mustang II and I had to use mustang II ball joints and modify the brackets they were on. I would have known that if I had taken them apart and had the modified ball joint to look at. I know everybody doing a restore knows not to throw anything away but my buddy forgot to bring them back. Thanks again for your help.
07-21-2012 08:03 PM
66GMC I just checked a couple of things.
Classic Performance Products uses the stock spindles, and simply mounts disc brake brackets to it.

I've also had a look (using NAPA ProLink) at Ford 2-bolt lower ball joints



#260-1075, which appear (at least using this catalog) the only ball joints of this type.

The buyer's guide tells me that these LBJ's were used on 65-72 Galaxie 500. (among many others)
This proves to be a bit inconclusive, however, because they list both drum and disc front brakes on the '72 ... AND they list both "bolt-on" and "press-in" LBJ's.

Here is a link to all of the available NAPA catalogs (Flash Format) on NAPA e-Rack

I'm wondering if one of the Mods might pick up on this thread and post the above link to some kind of "sticky"? There' s a wealth of information in those old "paper catalogs"
07-21-2012 06:07 PM
Theman Try 76 granadas. They are probably the spindles you have.
07-17-2012 01:06 PM
taynuts66
66 Galaxie disc brake conversion ball joint problems

Hey hot rodders I am new to your site and was hoping someone could shed some light on my problem. I just bought a 66 galaxie 500 with a 289 and it has a disc brake conversion on it that has ford stamped all over the spindles calipers etc. the spindle has a casting # 5D8AA. problem is that one of the ball joints were cracked and a buddy of mine was nice enough to clean and air hammer out the ball joints and proceeded to throw them away at his shop and it was trash nite so they are gone. now when I got the stock lower ball joints the shaft is to big. they are a 2 bolt offset pattern and I cannot find a 2 bolt ball joint to fit into the smaller lower ball joint tapered hole. I have looked everwhere and have researched every car ford made in 78 79 and 80. Any advice or suggestions one of the shops where I live said it was to much to ream out and to find the balljoint that were in there because we know they exist but I cant find them. Hope somebody can help me. Taynuts66

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.