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1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: drum brake components: reuse?
« Last post by carlite65 on Today at 08:29:03 PM »
2092--rubber plug-only of the brakes have been previously serviced.
2A787--no, never seen one.
372583-S---yes always there.
i have done countless brake jobs over the years and those are my recollections.
1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: drum brake components: reuse?
« Last post by evantugby on Today at 08:22:24 PM »
Thanks for the inspiration! All components look to be reusable.

I used evaporust, a wire wheel for the toughest muck, brake clean and closest-color paint I could find (note: dupli-color is pontiac-blue), then sprayed components with boeshield.


I was referencing the 1966 Mustang Exploded View Illustration Manual by Jim Osborn Reproductions and noticed the following components missing from my rear drum brakes.  Picture shows those items highlighted I am missing. 

Question:  These obviously aren't critical components and nobody noticed I was missing them so do you guys have them on your rear drum brakes? 
1967 - 1968 / Re: Rear brake cables
« Last post by Bossbill on Today at 08:09:30 PM »


Any thoughts on how it looks?

Your first picture of the latex replacement is not very good.
Can you clean up your original and then place it next to latex replacement cable so we can see how close they are to each other?

If you didn't tell anyone do you think they could tell that it was latex?
Would Bob Gaines give it a pass?  :)

There is a caveat to using latex. It doesn't like light and may degrade over time due to ozone and atmospheric conditions.
But it usually lasts for quite a number of years. Just don't expect it to last as long as the original rubber.
1969 - 1970 / Re: Drip rail moldings for 1969 vinyl top Grande model.
« Last post by 67gta289 on Today at 08:00:38 PM »
The MPC calls this out:

Without vinyl roof RH C9ZZ-6551726-C; LH C9ZZ-6551727-C

With vinyl roof RH C9ZZ-6551726-D; LH C9ZZ-6551727-D

I asked a friend who has about 20 of them (69 Mustangs that is) and confirmed that they are very hard to come by.

A shortcut (gasp!) is to cut the vinyl off before it turns up the metal piece that the drip rail latches on to.  Not an easy place to see.  But of course, not concours.   I would think also that it would be tedious and difficult to not break through to bare metal, and all the bad things that come with that.  I would keep looking, but what does one do when they can't be found?  Unless it was a 428 car it would be crazy to buy a donor just for that.  But now if there is a great interior with clock and tach, and a San Jose firewall pad, and... OK I'll stop
1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: Transmission questions
« Last post by jwc66k on Today at 07:55:32 PM »
This is a drawing of one type of clip that is used to retain the transmission vacuum line via a 7/16 bolt used for transmission bell housing to engine mounting. It is used on 66 thru 70 289/302 and 351W/C with C4 and FMX automatic transmissions. It is identified as "7B085" which is the complete reference on chassis drawings. The 75 MPC say to fabricate a replacement. As it does not have a valid Ford part number, I have assigned UNK52. It will appear as such in the next version of the Mustang Hardware Spreadsheets. The drawing is intended to identify the clip, and if you really get ambitious, make one.
1967 - 1968 / Re: Rear brake cables
« Last post by Bob Gaines on Today at 07:37:29 PM »
The rubber protector can have ribs or no ribs. It is typical the see the outline of the spiral in the rubber.
Suspension / Re: finishing drum brakes
« Last post by evantugby on Today at 07:24:08 PM »
They make a manifold coating that comes in a can that is applied with a brush or foam pad.
copy that.  I just went to the eastwood website and found what you're talking about.  Thank you for that lead. 

Also, do you know what "outer machined surfaces" that Jeff was talking about?  I need a good picture of a restored drum to see about these "outer machined surfaces". 
1967 - 1968 / Re: Rear brake cables
« Last post by 67gta289 on Today at 07:20:26 PM »
This is what mine looked like. 
1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: Sway Bar: HiPo? Shelby? or Aftermarket?
« Last post by jwc66k on Today at 07:14:39 PM »
Great feedback!  Thanks for the effort!  Care to sell me one of those original sway bars?
They're installed. You have to buy the entire car. Prices vary. -  ;D
1969 - 1970 / Re: Drip rail moldings for 1969 vinyl top Grande model.
« Last post by Armond on Today at 06:45:59 PM »
The vinyl top moldings are just slightly larger to give clearance for the material that wraps around the drip rails, so you do need to find a parts car that had a vinyl top.  Good luck with your search.  It looks like this guy knows what he has.
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