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1967 Fastback spindles??

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by 67stang, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I have heard that as well about the parking brake issues. I think most have said the original pull handle deal doesn't provide enough leverage to make the Versailles caliper grab. You are also correct that my car has been an automatic. I have not ever used it because it was an automatic. It is all there but doesn't work well enough to keep the car from rolling. I will have to come up with a solution. I have driven the car a bit with the TKO now and it is an issue parking it because with a carb it won't start on the first try (usually) so you need three feet, one on the brake, one on the clutch and one on the gas! I have actually considered updating the brake to the handle style found on Fox's, SN95's etc. but I have a console and will either have to get rid of it or modify it or make a new one. I have heard the handle style brake will provide enough leverage but I do not know this for a fact. I could also buy an aftermarket rear disc brake kit for the 9" that has a drum style parking brake in it I suppose. I am going to want a parking brake. Could be a weight savings too!
     
  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Really like my Wilwood rear set-up with the integral parking brake. Clean and simple. Bet it would work fine with a decent stock handle and cable set-up.

    As a side note, this weekend I was cruising along at about 60 on a nice smooth country highway when I saw a sign up ahead that said "BUMP". At less than three inches of ground clearance it got my attention. Worse, The sign was next to, not in advance at all, of the "bump". The bump was a cut out area across the whole road that was also about three feet across...filled with gravel. I had no choice but to hit the brakes HARD. Real hard to the point I locked up all four wheels. I can proudly say the proportioning valve is absolutely set correctly and all four discs did their job well. Four nice solid skid marks and the car stayed straight as an arrow. Got slowed down to a creep just as the gravel met my wheels. Whew. Had no less than 10 or so more of the exact same cut-outs as I went down the road. They were installing new culverts at every few hundred yards. Needless to say I found a different road to use on the way back.
     
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  3. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Yikes.....good driving....
     
  4. 67stang

    67stang Active Member

    I agree they sure do look like 68 calipers, would that mean I have 68 spindles?

    Since we are on the subject:

    my parking break works great (as I need it for my 5 speed), but anyone know what my rear brakes are?

    Also here is an old pic of my rear end: I have replaced the leafs with reverse eye and shocks. But does anyone know what type of rear end I have?
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    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
  5. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    It would be difficult to positively identify where it came from by looking at it, does the rear end have a tag on it? Usually one of the bolts that hold the diff into the housing should have a small metal tag. If it does you can decode the tag and find out what it came from. It does look like Mustang 9" housing.
    I have had a similar incident in locking up all four wheels but it was from a car pulling out in front of me. Anyway, my antiquated Granada/Versailles brakes performed much in the same way. All four locked up evenly and the car stopped straight.
     
  6. C6ZZGT

    C6ZZGT New Member

    I have a Versailles rear in my car,again way before all these new fangled brake kits were available. My park brake works just fine.
     

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