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Jim Sams
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From: Charlotte NC
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 02-07-2001 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Guys,
Cobra Automotive sells a 11" rear drum brake kit for vintage mustangs. I assume this is a truck brake setup. Does anybody know what this kit coems from? See www.cobraautomotive.com
BTW they want $850 for this kit.

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150
Registered: May 99

posted 02-07-2001 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know the specific origin, but pick-up, or early 60' full size wagon anyway.

Is that $850 for just the rear drum kit?

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Jim Sams
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From: Charlotte NC
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 02-07-2001 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep $850 for the rear drum kit.
But it includes (gasp) kevlar brake shoes...

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-07-2001 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder how much of that is for the shoes.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"If it's not Ford, it's not mine!"

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 02-07-2001 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A stainless steel brake REAR DISC brake kit is about $650 at Mustangs Unlimited. iS Kevlar that good?

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 02-07-2001 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you don`t mind getting dirty, go to the auto wreckers & find a mid 60`s to early 70`s full size Ford or Tbird.I`ve used assemblies from a 67 Tbird & currently use 69 LTD backing plates & drums.Check for housing end compatability ie large or small style housing ends & bolt sizing.The brakes from a F150 will have the larger 5 on 5 1/2" wheel stud pattern, where the big car used the standard 5 on 4 1/2" bolt circle until the mid 80`s I beleive.

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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
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posted 02-07-2001 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 11" drums on the rear of my 69 fastback drag car. The brakes were off a 65 Galaxie.

The backing plates were on the rear that I narrowed. It was from a 72 pickup. But it had the large bolt pattern drums. I narrowed the rear and then used the Galaxie drums ($25 junkyard) and then used all new brake cylinders and hardware ($45, AutoZone.) For my $45 I think I got everything except the parking brake spreader bar.

Later,

David Cole

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SteveLaRiviere
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Registered: May 99

posted 02-07-2001 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There you go... That's how you do it!

What do you do with the leftover $800?

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'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 02-08-2001 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hang on a cotton pickin second.... 11" drum brakes are all for big bearing housing ends. Not a Mustangs small bearing ones, the backing plates wont fit, but could be modified to fit or cut the ends off the housing and use big bearing ones.

If there is an 11" brake backing plate for small ends i dunno what its off... not trucks

Tom

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Rory McNeil
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posted 02-09-2001 05:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, take a cotton pickin` deep breath. Dave Coles post states that his housing is a cut down PU unit. I agree that the Mustang style only came as large as 10", but a little cutting& welding can fix that!

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