Mustang Drop Spindles

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  1. bnickel

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    some info from one of the guys on the coner-carvers.com site.

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    TTT - wondering if there is any progress on this and if people are still interested. I will PM Degins if he doesn't see the thread right away. I am waiting for this and EvM's full 3-link kit to be available to complete the chassis/suspension and rear end parts of my ride, then go on to creating the power. Brakes are done.
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  3. bnickel

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    i'm definitely still interested.
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    Still interested as well!
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    It's still happening. One of 6 projects competing for time and money.
    Dennis
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    thanks for the update Dennis. care to share the other projects?
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    Besides the drop spindles.

    A rear disc brake system to compliment the Granada front system:

    Reproduction of the 68-73 type Mustang disc brakes:
    (uses 70-73 type disc spindles/brackets), including original type hoses (68-69 type and 70-73 type in production), hardware (mostly done with the rest in production), calipers (done), rotors (in production).

    Reproduction of 65-66 KH front disc brake system:
    Shields, calipers, brackets, hoses are being modeled. I am not impressed with the SSBC reproduction. Mine will be more dimensionally faithful to the original.

    Power brake system for 65-66:

    Power brake system for 67-70:

    Securing new sources for kit parts (MCs, proportioning valves):

    Update my website:

    Dennis
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    Are you staying with the 65-66 port size I would think the 67 size would be a better choice?

    Is there a way to adapt the KH system to the 70 size spendle I woudl prefer a drop spendle with the KH 4 piston caliper. Just a thought this might be something you could intergrate while you are working up the molds .
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    I should have said 65-67 KH system. The caliper will have a 3/8 input thread.

    Making the KH system work on the 70-73 drum spindle (or drop spindle) would require at least a new rotor. I'm not sure there would be enough demand to justify the rotor stocking order. Thanks.
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    Just a thought.

    Thanks for the responce.
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    I've been bugging degins about these spindles off and on for the last several months. I have a feeling he will get the spindles done before my rear disc brake swap article. I swear I'm going to do it. Tell you what degins, I'll race you :p First one to get it done wins a cookie.
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    I said before that I would use the 3/8" port. I meant the 7/16" as you suggest.
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    I'm quite (but not 100%) sure that the 65-67 rotor fits the 70-73 spindle if you use the 70-73 wheel bearings. They have the same OD. Only the ID is different. I once did the opposite: for a mock up of a project i was working on, I installed Granada rotors on 65 spindles, using 65 wheel bearings.
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    That is what I thought as well but was not sure.
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    Right you are. I just fit a 65-67 rotor to a 70 type drum spindle by using a 70 type inner bearing. Of course, the 65-67 bracket fits, so the 4 pot caliper and its shield should fit as well.

    I'm not sure many will want to use the early model 4 piston caliper on 68-73 cars, but choice is good, and I appreciate the advice and suggestions.
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  16. bnickel

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    personally, i think the 4 piston calipers stop better and believe it or not you have a better choice of pads for the 4 pistons than the 68-73 calipers
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  17. bnickel

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    here's a thought, you could offer the drop spindles and the 4 piston calipers as an optional package. i'd go that route if you do.
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    I agree with 1.5 inch drop.
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    Now you are talking :D

    This is what I was trying to say in the earlier post. If it works I’m in as well.:nice:
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    I would do it even without the drop just for the beefer pin but the drop would be nice.
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