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1970 Disc brakes on a 1971?
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Hey Guys, my 71 originally came with drums. There is a set of disc brakes from a 1970 mustang for sale cheap.......just wondering if it will work??

Thanks Guys.

Alan

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#2
Rotors and calipers are the same for 70 and 71-73, but the spindles are different, and drums and disks use different spindles. I'm not sure about the caliper bracket, though, the 70 bracket may not work on 71-73 disk brake spindles. Hopefully someone else on here will know, or have access to parts books.



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#3
If you can get the whole spindle set up with the disc brakes off the 70 they should bolt right up no problem.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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I read on another forum the spindles for 70-73 mustangs are all the same.......But are the disc spindles different from the drum spindles????

Alan

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#5
Got an extra set of front disc brake spindles, need to be blasted and painted to make them look nice again But no rust on the spindle where bearings go. I do not have the bearings or nut's or cotter pins for them. just bare spindles

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
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#6
Disc spindles and drum spindles are different.
You might want to read what they say here:
http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/70dbconversion.html
and here:
http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/71dbconversionc.html
Some good information about brakes and spindles.



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thundertc64;59490 Wrote:Got an extra set of front disc brake spindles, need to be blasted and painted to make them look nice again But no rust on the spindle where bearings go. I do not have the bearings or nut's or cotter pins for them. just bare spindles

For 70 or 71?

Alan

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KingKong;59493 Wrote:
thundertc64;59490 Wrote:Got an extra set of front disc brake spindles, need to be blasted and painted to make them look nice again But no rust on the spindle where bearings go. I do not have the bearings or nut's or cotter pins for them. just bare spindles

For 70 or 71?

They came off a 73 Mach 1

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
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KingKong;59421 Wrote:Hey Guys, my 71 originally came with drums. There is a set of disc brakes from a 1970 mustang for sale cheap.......just wondering if it will work??

Thanks Guys.

Alan, if you are going to disk, you might want to consider getting the complete 71 set up
pedal
booster / MC
proportioning valve
spindles
calipers [ for cores ]


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OMS;59508 Wrote:
KingKong;59421 Wrote:Hey Guys, my 71 originally came with drums. There is a set of disc brakes from a 1970 mustang for sale cheap.......just wondering if it will work??

Thanks Guys.



Alan, if you are going to disk, you might want to consider getting the complete 71 set up
pedal
booster / MC
proportioning valve
spindles
calipers [ for cores ]


Hey Don, I was actually planning to get a disc brake conversion kit that would fit drum spindles and also buy the booster/MC as well.

Thought i would ask about the 70 disc brakes cause someone local was selling the whole set minus spindles for $60.....

Alan

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