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1969 - 1970 / Re: Drip rail moldings for 1969 vinyl top Grande model.
« Last post by J_Speegle on February 23, 2018, 05:08:08 PM »
Guess no one has any experience with this part and model. Sorry I don't have any guidance nor help I can offer
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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: Sway Bar: HiPo? Shelby? or Aftermarket?
« Last post by evantugby on February 23, 2018, 05:01:06 PM »
I measured three 65-66 Mustang GT front sway bars, all from San Jose cars, a May 65, a Oct 65 and a 66 Hardtop, build date believed to be in Feb 66, and the average diameter is 0.840 inch. I made the measurements in 5 different locations, one on each side of the insulator area and in the center. I used a mechanical caliper (more reliable) to measure all within the last 15 minutes of this post. There are always manufacturing tolerances and on hard drawn, tempered steel, it's difficult to maintain. As a result, dimensional differences are allowed to occur to "enhance" the requirement. In this case, a 0.813 inch required diameter would be probably a minimum, with up to 0.040 inch maximum over.
Jim

Jim,
Great feedback!  Thanks for the effort!  Care to sell me one of those original sway bars? 
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Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by carlite65 on February 23, 2018, 04:54:51 PM »
see reply #5. been there done that.
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Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by evantugby on February 23, 2018, 04:53:16 PM »
Find out for yourself if you like.  I can guarantee after 6-12 months you'll start to see surface rust coming through.

So what are you suggesting i do? Paint with a spray gun? 
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Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by carlite65 on February 23, 2018, 04:48:09 PM »
+1 on the rust comeback.
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Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by caspian65 on February 23, 2018, 04:10:48 PM »
Put it on semi-heavy and bake a 500 degrees won't hold up?

Find out for yourself if you like.  I can guarantee after 6-12 months you'll start to see surface rust coming through.
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Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by evantugby on February 23, 2018, 03:50:18 PM »
Those rattle cans won't hold up over time.  The eastwood exhaust manifold cast-gray would be good.

Put it on semi-heavy and bake a 500 degrees won't hold up? 
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Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by caspian65 on February 23, 2018, 03:14:27 PM »
Those rattle cans won't hold up over time.  The eastwood exhaust manifold cast-gray would be good.
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1967 - 1968 / Re: Rear brake cables
« Last post by jwc66k on February 23, 2018, 02:54:36 PM »
I do see a parting line on one portion that looks like an extrusion line.
Look at the top of this pic. This line is not raised, it appears to be indented.
Residual manufacturing marks from the die. The tube may be extruded flat, formed into a round and then bonded.
Jim
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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: Sway Bar: HiPo? Shelby? or Aftermarket?
« Last post by rocket289k on February 23, 2018, 02:51:58 PM »
Hi there,

Both the GT (A code or K code) or a non GT (K code only) received the "special handling package" which included a larger sway bar (13/16" diameter) as standard equipment as part of selecting a GT or K-code (non-GT) option.  So your choices would be a Special Handling package (13/16" diameter) or Shelby (1" diameter) front sway bar.

Regards,


Ron
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