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FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Grind Caliper or Wheel Spacer? » Today 7:23 PM

TC&Sons
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Hello all,
I've got a '66 with the 13.2"  2014 GT brakes (and Mustang Steve adapter kit). I've got some 17" steel wheels and today when I mounted them, I found they are touching the caliper. It won't even turn, so touching pretty good.

I know of the two options I mentioned (grind or spacers), but anything else I should be considering? I'd like to keep the wheels/tires, so looking to make them work if at all possible.

Looking forward to hearing from those who might have had this issue themselves. Thanks!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Edelbrock tune up springs question » Today 5:57 PM

HudginJ3
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Does anyone know the dimensions of the tune up springs. My carburetor tune up kit is old and the painted colors have either faded or come off. Thought I'd ask before buying new ones.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 5:21 PM

rpm
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Huskinhano wrote:

Personally I like the feel of both manual brakes and steering. You really get a feel of exactly what the car is doing.

 
Yep.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 4:28 PM

flee
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Good to know, thanks. 
Looks like I'll be making some calls in the morning.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 4:22 PM

BillyC
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flee wrote:

Thanks for the responses! This must be the place! 
I am pretty good at fabricating, welding, etc. I understand the pin needs to be welded to the pedal? 
No worries, I just want to get it right the first time. Is it true I need a 9 inch booster? They already had one on the car. 
Maybe the MustangSteve parts will work with that. 
I'm pretty excited about this '65. It appears to only have 35,000 miles on it. Socal car, very little rust, convertible. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 
Yes you do weld the pin in its new location on the pedal arm. I used a booster from a 89 mustang 4 cyl. and a mc from a 92 Ranger. One thing about Steves products the instructions leave little room for error.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Flex fan or Clutch fan? » Today 3:47 PM

Huskinhano
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A late 60's GM thermostatic clutch fan. Works great and it's quiet. Even without a shroud no problems.

https://s26.postimg.org/kwmb3pbyh/KIMG1069_zps9bpbpek0.jpg

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 1:49 PM

Huskinhano
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I have manual discs on my 66 and have no issues. My master cylinder has a 1" bore but I think one with 15/16" would be just right. Personally I like the feel of both manual brakes and steering. You really get a feel of exactly what the car is doing.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 10:29 AM

flee
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Thanks for the responses! This must be the place! 
I am pretty good at fabricating, welding, etc. I understand the pin needs to be welded to the pedal? 
No worries, I just want to get it right the first time. Is it true I need a 9 inch booster? They already had one on the car. 
Maybe the MustangSteve parts will work with that. 
I'm pretty excited about this '65. It appears to only have 35,000 miles on it. Socal car, very little rust, convertible. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Big trouble Dumb Dumb Misplaced his keys » Today 9:46 AM

BillyC
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red351 wrote:

Things we did in our youth when no keys
Repurpose headlight switch= Headlights to start    parking lites to run
And for headlights - just plug the thing into cig. lighter..........what can go wrong?

 
Ah the good old days.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 9:44 AM

BillyC
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Welcome to the best , most informative forum for Mustang owners. Like you I was drawn to the forum via Steves web site. I have a 66 coupe, 289 T5 with Steve GT2008 discs on the front. I have also installed his pedal bearings, power booster, brake pedal pin relocated and cable clutch. I'm in the process of installing 2017 GT discs on the rear using the MS brackets. There are dozens of kits out there to convert your car to discs and SOME of them are a good investment. I have no experience with others to compare but I chose the MS products because the allowed me to stick with all Ford parts. Something to consider for replacement parts down the road. the quality of the parts is first class and customer service combined with the answers to all of my questions by forum members are priceless.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Today 9:10 AM

zakdaddy99
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Welcome to the forum. You may want to reconsider the setup from Speedway. I put discs on the front of my 66 and am using the Mustang Steve power conversion. Check it out at mustangsteve.com. As far as I know this setup is the only on can gives you the correct pedal ratio for the proper pedal travel and feel. Go with the parts that MS recommends and you will be happy. He offers it from just the plans to the complete setup, ready to install. I bought the plans, pedal pin and reinforcement plate and did it myself with a booster from the parts store. Had it now for about 12 years, no issues.  

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Big trouble Dumb Dumb Misplaced his keys » Today 8:00 AM

red351
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Things we did in our youth when no keys
Repurpose headlight switch= Headlights to start    parking lites to run
And for headlights - just plug the thing into cig. lighter..........what can go wrong?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Big trouble Dumb Dumb Misplaced his keys » Today 7:06 AM

HudginJ3
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My 68 didn't  have any keys when I got it. I had the locksmith come out and make some. He had it done in no time, and didn't pull any locks. Works good last long time.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Best choice for a front disc master/booster on a '65 mustang » Yesterday 10:28 PM

flee
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First post as I just read about MustangSteve's website. 
I am in the process of buying a 1965 Mustang with a 289 and automatic. 
The car is amazingly original but was undergoing a front disc conversion when I bought it this week. 
The discs are on but it's up to me to complete the master, etc. 
I have ordered a master/booster/valve from Speedway but they haven't shipped yet and I'm looking for the collective 
wisdom so as to do it right the first time! 
Thanks in advance for any tips and the knowledge that I sorely lack.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lower control arm question » Yesterday 9:33 PM

rpm
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I was going to install a mono ball in the LCA, but then figured while in at it I might as fab some control arms.

http://i63.tinypic.com/21wvhx.jpg

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Big trouble Dumb Dumb Misplaced his keys » Yesterday 9:14 PM

50vert
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red351 wrote:

It's so easy to hot wire these ol rides, who needs a stinken key.........

Now, theres a sign of a mispent youth!  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lower control arm question » Yesterday 8:40 PM

Huskinhano
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Here's what my old ones looked like. They were Ford service replacement. How well do you think the car drove? Not very well. A mono bearing is going to make a big difference in ow the car responds.


https://s26.postimg.org/gdbhrule1/GEDC0016_zps40827f31.jpg

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