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Not your normal wheel/tire/brakes fitment thread.
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(08-26-2019, 09:59 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Someone had mentioned the diameter of the master cylinder piston and had said that PB was larger. On the factory brake systems the drum brakes have a 1" diameter master cylinder and the PDB has a 15/16". I am 100% positive of this have rebuilt many over the years and just did two in last year and sold a set off parts car also. 
When you go with aftermarket brakes the wheels clearing on the inside become a gamble unless you can physically put one on to check. 
Not too long ago I was going to mover cars around in garage and I had a set of SVO wheels laying there 16" and was going to put on to move the car. They would not clear the front calipers even though an SVO has the calipers and discs off the Lincoln on them. The 73 caliper would not clear. 
You can cut you a disc out of plywood to put on the front and rear the same diameter of the tire you want to run and do some measuring from that to get close. A straight edge will work most of the time for getting measurements.

You are taking what I said out of context. We are discussing a custom brake set up, not a factory set up. He's not looking to run 4 wheel drum brakes. A car with manual brakes has a pedal with a different ratio and therefore more stroke. If running 4 wheel disc brakes without a booster 15/16th is the preferred diameter. If using a PDB booster, then the larger diameter is necessary to maintain the necessary fluid volume required of rear disc brakes.

Your recollection of Ford parts not withstanding, I stand by the accuracy of the information I provided. You write nice long explanations-they are quite impressive at times, but this time you read with a bias towards keeping cars original, which the OP made very clear was not his intent.

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#12
DeathWobble,

I have the 17 inch Bullitt wheels on my 1973 coupe with the Eibach 1 inch Pro Sport spacers. I was not crazy about this setup. I popped out the existing studs on both the spacer and wheel hubs. Inserted back into the wheel hubs ARP wheel studs and slid the spacers onto the studs.

Per Jeff73Mach1 statement on the 255 tires, I am running the 245/45 ZR17 tires. The fit really nice.


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Several Forum members went with the rear disc brake conversions.I went this way to say money and conversion issues. I choose to go with the Master Powers Rear 11 inch Drum kit.  

https://www.mpbrakes.com/rear-brake-conv...46270A89AE

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Here is my thread!

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-big-...light=drum

Wheel spacing information

[Image: Wheel-spacing.png]

Thanks,
mustang7173 Thankyouyellow

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#13
(08-27-2019, 12:20 PM)mustang7173 Wrote: DeathWobble,

I have the 17 inch Bullitt wheels on my 1973 coupe with the Eibach 1 inch Pro Sport spacers. I was not crazy about this setup. I popped out the existing studs on both the spacer and wheel hubs. Inserted back into the wheel hubs ARP wheel studs and slid the spacers onto the studs.

Per Jeff73Mach1 statement on the 255 tires, I am running the 245/45 ZR17 tires. The fit really nice.


[Image: 1973-Mustang-Wheels-0.jpg]

[Image: 1973-Mustang-Wheels-1.jpg]

Several Forum members went with the rear disc brake conversions.I went this way to say money and conversion issues. I choose to go with the Master Powers Rear 11 inch Drum kit.  

https://www.mpbrakes.com/rear-brake-conv...46270A89AE

[Image: DR1504-DR1505-Normal.jpg]

Here is my thread!

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-big-...light=drum

Wheel spacing information

[Image: Wheel-spacing.png]


Thank you!
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#14
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Hi.

So a Wilwood 4-wheel brake conversion and some 17x8s on the front and 18x9.5s on the back (235/45/17 and 265/40/18) later along with some Chris Alston bolt on coilovers, leafs, adjustable shocks, various replacement suspension parts, a new sway bar and a quick ratio box later, this is what I have so far (as it sits at the alignment shop):

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Before you ask for details, full disclosure: I spent a ton of money on my garage so I'd have the tools and conveniences I never had when I did all my own work when I was a kid.

And then discovered that having all that stuff still didn't make new hours in the day for me to have time to do it myself, so a very patient, very talented shop did it all for me. So I can't answer any 'how did you do its' because I didn't do it myself.

I think it could stand going up an inch in the back but it's growing on me to be honest.

Next: Saving up for a radiator to differential power train upgrade.

Thank you everyone for the advice, help and photos.
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#15
Those wheels look very nice with the white and black! Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#16
(01-30-2020, 10:22 PM)73429mach Wrote: Those wheels look very nice with the white and black! Ryan

Thanks!

I was not sold on them until I saw them on the car, but until I change the color (it's the factory correct white now, but I'm a medium gold metallic guy) they'll be perfect.

Once I go gold I'll see how they look but I may go chrome at that point.
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#17
(01-30-2020, 06:56 PM)DeathWobble Wrote: Hi.

So a Wilwood 4-wheel brake conversion and some 17x8s on the front and 18x9.5s on the back (235/45/17 and 265/40/18) later along with some Chris Alston bolt on coilovers, leafs, adjustable shocks, various replacement suspension parts, a new sway bar and a quick ratio box later, this is what I have so far (as it sits at the alignment shop):

[Image: thumbnail-IMG-8858.jpg]

[Image: thumbnail-IMG-8857.jpg]

Before you ask for details, full disclosure: I spent a ton of money on my garage so I'd have the tools and conveniences I never had when I did all my own work when I was a kid.

And then discovered that having all that stuff still didn't make new hours in the day for me to have time to do it myself, so a very patient, very talented shop did it all for me. So I can't answer any 'how did you do its' because I didn't do it myself.

I think it could stand going up an inch in the back but it's growing on me to be honest.

Next: Saving up for a radiator to differential power train upgrade.

Thank you everyone for the advice, help and photos.
Needs taller tires out back. That would bring the back up too. Overall, an outstanding ride. thumb
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#18
(02-03-2020, 01:14 AM)B229218 Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 06:56 PM)DeathWobble Wrote: Hi.

So a Wilwood 4-wheel brake conversion and some 17x8s on the front and 18x9.5s on the back (235/45/17 and 265/40/18) later along with some Chris Alston bolt on coilovers, leafs, adjustable shocks, various replacement suspension parts, a new sway bar and a quick ratio box later, this is what I have so far (as it sits at the alignment shop):

[Image: thumbnail-IMG-8858.jpg]

[Image: thumbnail-IMG-8857.jpg]

Before you ask for details, full disclosure: I spent a ton of money on my garage so I'd have the tools and conveniences I never had when I did all my own work when I was a kid.

And then discovered that having all that stuff still didn't make new hours in the day for me to have time to do it myself, so a very patient, very talented shop did it all for me. So I can't answer any 'how did you do its' because I didn't do it myself.

I think it could stand going up an inch in the back but it's growing on me to be honest.

Next: Saving up for a radiator to differential power train upgrade.

Thank you everyone for the advice, help and photos.
Needs taller tires out back. That would bring the back up too. Overall, an outstanding ride. thumb

I'm a little torn about raising the rear up. On the one had I feel like it could stand it, on the other it's growing on me as-is.

Now that the nose is out of the air I'm a lot more happy with the stance.

And thank you!
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