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06-03-2011 07:44 AM
timothale
4 to 5 lugs

Early series V8 mustangs came stock with 5 lugs If your engine was swapped in there is probably a mix of parts. a lot of parts interchange and can be made to work from the ford small cars of that time periof. Mustang Falcoln fairlane plus later Maverick. Comet Granada Monarch and the Lincoln versaille . There is a lot of specific info posted on the mustang falcoln fairlane sites. also info on how to convert to rear disc brakes using ford explorer . later lincoln town car and fox mustang parts.
31 gt
those brake parts were common to other years sometimes you can go to a good parts store that has the books and some have a listing in the back of what the part number fits. another way is to go to NAPA or some other web site and check the part numbers for your car then try comparing those numbers listed for something like a fairlane mustang etc .. I have done that when trying to find parts that will work from the wrecking yard.
06-03-2011 02:46 AM
linhely I have a 66 mustang with a 289 and wanted to convert into 5 lugs from 4. would really like to get some ideas on what are the parts i need and what other i car i can get off of. Any help would be greatly appreciated.









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03-26-2011 11:57 AM
1931gt
Thanks all.I recycled the Mustang II for a Maverick 5 lug

Thanks everybody for the great information. I sold the Mustang II 8" rear end housing, axles, and brakes and found a 1974 Maverick complete rear end. It is very close to the same width, has 10" brakes and 5 lug axles. Any thing special I need to know about this? Are the brake parts unique or will they interchange with other Ford brakes? Thanks Les
03-25-2011 05:49 PM
nobler
if

its an 8 inch from a 65 mutang, I think they have a drain plug in the back of the case.
also the tube comes out of the centre portion and tapers from 70mm to 60 at about 190mm = 8 ish inches

if its a mustang 2 case, the tube comes out at 70mm but tapers to 60 much sooner - about 3 inches


/\ mustang 2 case
as said above, the brakes are finned nine inch internal diameter
the bolt pattern is 4 on 108mm
the bearings are the same, but the layout of the retaining plate differs.

the 5 lug nine inch internal drums are from the ford ranger, bronco 2 and aerostar.

i think the stang 2 is 56.5 and the mustang 65 is 57 inch wide, they are both centred pinion axle small bearings 28 splined.

the mustang 2 rear bearing housing is unique to the 9'' brakes



note the 4 holes-retainer, are not layed out 'square' like that small bearing 10 inch brakes.
03-24-2011 10:50 AM
1931gt
Quote:
Originally Posted by ar3645
i have a 66 mustang with a 289 and wanted to convert into 5 lugs from 4. would really like to get some ideas on what are the parts i need and what other i car i can get off of. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A simple way to do it is to find a 1965 or 1966 Mustang v8 car and transfer all the parts to your car. All v8 cars came with 5 lugs. Late Mustang GT models had disk brakes on the front.
03-23-2011 12:49 PM
matt167 spindles and brakes from a Ford Granada. 8" rear end from a Ford Maverick.. your car was a 6cyl car originally
03-23-2011 12:32 PM
ar3645
66 mustang 4 lug conversion

i have a 66 mustang with a 289 and wanted to convert into 5 lugs from 4. would really like to get some ideas on what are the parts i need and what other i car i can get off of. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
01-19-2011 12:09 PM
1931gt Thanks, Les
01-19-2011 07:51 AM
macx You should find what you need on this site

http://www.corral.net/
01-17-2011 08:31 AM
1931gt I will check the bolt pattern and see if I can get a width measurement. Thanks Les
01-17-2011 05:57 AM
timothale
maverick ?

some maverick 6 cyl also used 5 lugs,and had front Disc brakes early 6's used 4 lug.
01-17-2011 12:51 AM
matt167 Ford Mavericks also had 4 lug 8".. what is the 4 lug pattern. 4x 4 1/4" or 4 x 4 1/2"?
01-16-2011 05:06 PM
1931gt
Quote:
Originally Posted by enjenjo
If it is an 8" rear, it's not an 83, the last 8" rears were in 1978. That gives two possibilities as to what it can be. The first is 65-67 Mustang six cylinder. That would be 57.5" wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face. It should have 10" brakes. Just changing to V8 5 lug axles and drums from the same year is all that is needed. The other possibility is 76 to 78 V8 Mustang. This one will be just under 57" wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face. The bolt pattern on the housing end is different than any other Ford 8" rears. The Mustang axles will fit by changing the bearing retainers, and trimming the spline end of the axle slightly. To go to the bigger 10, or 11 inch brakes, you will need backing plates and drums from an 8" or 9" rear with a small bearing housing. The bolt holes in the backing plate have to be redrilled.
Hi, Actually it is like the 2v/v8 or the 4v/v8 but not the hp4v/v8, a 9". It's not like the six cylinder but like the v8. I think they are different? It is too wide to be a 65-66 v8 8" and does not have the same axle tube shape. That is all I can say. Because the 302 is an 83 date I thought the rear end may have come from the same car.
I have the third member date code id plate. WDY-AA ( a 70's Mustang I think)7KC (?) second line reads 3. 0 0 8 (3/1 ratio and an 8") 2 4 6 D (? a date code?) Is there any other date codes on axles or? I wonder if the third member and axle housing are different years. Thanks for your help. Les
01-16-2011 03:46 PM
enjenjo
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1931gt
Thanks all that will get me started. The rear end is a 8' front drop out like a 66 Mustang. I checked the id tag on the to verify and it is a 83 date code. Les
If it is an 8" rear, it's not an 83, the last 8" rears were in 1978. That gives two possibilities as to what it can be. The first is 65-67 Mustang six cylinder. That would be 57.5" wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face. It should have 10" brakes. Just changing to V8 5 lug axles and drums from the same year is all that is needed. The other possibility is 76 to 78 V8 Mustang. This one will be just under 57" wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face. The bolt pattern on the housing end is different than any other Ford 8" rears. The Mustang axles will fit by changing the bearing retainers, and trimming the spline end of the axle slightly. To go to the bigger 10, or 11 inch brakes, you will need backing plates and drums from an 8" or 9" rear with a small bearing housing. The bolt holes in the backing plate have to be redrilled.
01-16-2011 08:46 AM
1931gt Thanks all that will get me started. The rear end is a 8' front drop out like a 66 Mustang. I checked the id tag on the to verify and it is a 83 date code. Les
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