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Offseason payoff!
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Well, I got the mustang out over the weekend and got it all cleaned up. Really dirty since i painted my nephews car in there this winter. Had car cover on it with several blankets and plastic over all that and dust still got all over it. But all the work i did this winter to the front end paid off yesterday. I replaced all the front end and steering parts, rebuilt steering box and installed new disc brake spindles up front. I drove it to the alignment shop yesterday and got it aligned and the drive home was great. this car has never rode or handled this well, Its a night and day difference. And now when I hit the brake pedal I dont have to hold on and pray! Angel Its brakes in a straight line and stops on a dime. I should have done this upgrade years ago!! Really helps having discs at all 4 corners. It is so much more well mannered to drive now! I even got to drive it to work yesterday and today. i have already got close to 200 miles on it since monday morning!! This car is definately gonna get drove alot more now with me working local!!! Gonna be a good summer!!! Thanks for letting me ramble!!! Kevin
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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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#2
goodpost Glad to hear the good news, Kevin. Gonna have a lot of fun this summer!

Doc

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#3
Good to here results Kevin... How hard was the gearbox OH? Mine leaks and making a mess.

Alan L

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not2old;63003 Wrote:Good to here results Kevin... How hard was the gearbox OH? Mine leaks and making a mess.

Alan L

The gearbox seals arenot bad at all. They are pretty straight foward, but all the stuff inside looks crazy!! not for the faint of heart. Alot of ball bearings in there that have to go back in certain order. But If yours is ok and just need seals its easy. Get the factory shop manual its much better than the drections that come with it. If you dont loosen the jam nut on top you won't have to readjust your gear mesh or anything when you reseal it.

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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#5
Be careful and don't stop too fast so you don't get rear-ended! Smile
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#6
Did you have disc on the front originally?

Did you increase the rotor size?

Thanks.

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#7
I can't wait to do the disc conversion on mine. That's sweet.

Steve



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Wolverine;63093 Wrote:Did you have disc on the front originally?

Did you increase the rotor size?

Thanks.

The car was originally an all drum car with manual brakes. A couple years ago i swapped out the 8" 3.00 open gear rearend with A 8.8" with 3.73's, disc brakes and posi from a sport track explorer. Made a great difference. Then this past winter I put the spindles and disc brake set up off a 72 convertible up front. Now its even better , but im still running the manual brake master cylinder. Next winter I plan on swapping out the pedal assembly and mounting the power brake unit in it. As far as the rotors go, they are still stock size but I did upgrade to cross drilled and slotted.
Kevin

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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