With 31 spline axles, I suspect you may have the big bearings. If this is true, go with a set of Explorer brakes. I picked up a set from Taylor auto (a little drive from rochester) for $50, complete.
If the Explorer doesn't work then the Vic setup will. Only down side to the Vic setup is the rotor is a solid rotor instead of vented like the explorer. I've got an entire setup waiting to go on my 8" if I ever get time/motovation to work on it. Gota scrap my old daily driver before I start touching the 67 again....yeah but the explorer kit won't work on the early small bearing housings that all 65-73 mustangs came with either.
actually, the exlporer has solid discs too. the one thing about the explorer kit that is different from CV brakes, besides the mounting flange, is that the explorer kit has the calipers mounted in a normal orientation both calipers on the same side of the axle centerline (front or back) whereas the CV discs have one caliper in front of the axle and one caliper behind the axle, other than those 2 differences the explorer and cv discs are almost identical functionally and aesthetically.If the Explorer doesn't work then the Vic setup will. Only down side to the Vic setup is the rotor is a solid rotor instead of vented like the explorer. I've got an entire setup waiting to go on my 8" if I ever get time/motovation to work on it. Gota scrap my old daily driver before I start touching the 67 again....
Bnickle, looks like you straightened me out on that one. I just looked it up and they are solid in 2000. I thought they went to a vented setup by 2000 but I guess not.
The Vic setup has enough space in it to accomodate a vented rotor if you could find one that would work with the parking break setup. At least thats what I remember. I havn't looked at it in a while.
yeah but the explorer kit won't work on the early small bearing housings that all 65-73 mustangs came with either.
Not everyone is using a stock small bearing housing, I was just sharing my use and experience and a way to get relatively inexpensive brand new explorer type brakes.
yeah and i thought i had found one that would work on eaby, but it mat have actualy been for a later model vic instead. i can't remember now though
The Crown Vic's rear rotors didn't go to ventilated discs until the 2003-present models. However, unlike the '92-'95 versions and then the '96-2002 C-V versions, the '03-up C-V discs are a different diameter, the calipers are different from previous models and both calipers mount in front of the axle housing, and the main cast caliper mounting bracket is configured for a housing end flange with a vertical bolt pattern instead of the more conventional horizontal pattern.
--In otherwords, it's not a [more or less] direct swap over like the earlier C-V versions. About the only solution I can see to mount the '03-up C-V brakes would involve cutting the 8/9-inch small bearing end flanges off, rotate them 90-degrees, and then weld them back on in order to mount the newer brake version. This would require a jig fixture to make sure the end flanges are true and square when being welded back onto the housing. That effectively takes out any simple bolt-on qualities of the '03 version.
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