I was thinking of adding disc brakes to a Maverick 8 inch rearend.
Along with that I would like to add a emergency brake also.
Does anyone know of a kit to do this? Or, what donor car should I get the parts from ?
:welcome: When you say 8", are you speaking of the 8.8"? If so, yo can grab a rearend out of a Lincoln LSC or an 87-88 Turbo Coupe. You will need to change out the mc for a different one. When I did my MUstang, I used one from a Crown Vic, using a 5.0 Mustang booster. For what it's worth, auto T-Coupes, 3:73's, and 5spd cars are 3:55. You can tell the difference at a glance, 5spds have dual exhaust, auto's don't. The Mustang is a race car, I never messed with hooking up the e-brake. It looks feasible though. Hope this helps.
The rearend is out of a Maverick..Its NOT the 8.8 you see in Rangers,Mustangs etc. Its looks like a regular 9 inch rear only its 8 inches.
I was in hopes of finding a setup that would work with this type rear end. Rather then replace the entire rearend.
Thanks for the suggestions...Ill try surfing the NET for a setup...again
go to mustangsandmore.com and look for the rear brakes article by Sam Griffith
all the info is in the article with how to on everything
footnote: of course I had put new 2" shoes on less than a year before I found the article......wana buy some almost new 2" shoes to use for a boat anchor.......atleast the drums I thru away were worn....
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