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bibbs68
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posted 03-27-2002 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a Granada in the paper here for sale and I was wondering what year I would need for the disc brakes. They are asking $500. I don't know if it runs.

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Dave_C
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posted 03-27-2002 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
75 through 80.

They also made the Granada in 81-82, but I have been told that the setup is different on those and won't work.

Later,

David Cole

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thedave66
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posted 03-27-2002 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the discs on my 66 are off of a 78 and they slipped right in.

dave

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iamblackjack
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posted 03-27-2002 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iamblackjack   Click Here to Email iamblackjack     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine are off of a '76. I also used the master cylinder, but I would advise using a proportioning valve any way (or instead). I think that I had to shorten the push rod though and find a ton of different fittings.

It's usually better (and safer) to learn from my mistakes than to take my advise.

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 03-27-2002 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by iamblackjack:
[B]Mine are off of a '76. I also used the master cylinder, but I would advise using a proportioning valve any way (or instead).

My Ford guru buddy and I changed to front discs on my '68 fastback. We not only used the spindles and master cylinder, but the distribution block and the proportioning valve. (these were robbed from a '69 Mustang junker) Everything worked great without any surprises. Whatever you use, try to get everything off the same donor car. It will be easier in the long run. Charlie

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460-67Stang
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posted 03-27-2002 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And you can upgrade your PS Control Valve while you're at it. The Granada PS CV is the same design as the Mustang's except Ford improved the fitting connections by using o-rig fittings. Have your local hydraulic hose shop make up your hoses, or do like I did and use Granada hoses...and no more leaks!

FWIW,
Brian

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RPM289
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posted 03-28-2002 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RPM289   Click Here to Email RPM289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use the Granada flex lines with a adapter over to the Mustang line if necessary. I used 77' on my 66 and they work great. Funny it will stop straight now without that annoying pulling.

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bgseib
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posted 03-28-2002 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did the '77 granada, and I will worn you if you have power steering you will need a special tie rod end that you can only get from mustangs plus (only place I could find it). If you have manual steering your good to go...

BS

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Dave_C
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posted 03-28-2002 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bgseib:
if you have power steering you will need a special tie rod end that you can only get from mustangs plus (only place I could find it). If you have manual steering your good to go...BS

There is guy that now makes an adapter sleeve where you can use the original 65-66 power steering tie rod end with the Granada spindle. Costs $20 compared to around $90 for the special tie rod end.

He also makes ball joint adapter sleeves so you can use the Lincoln Versailles spindle on a Mustang. The L.V. spindle uses a larger balljoint than the Granada and Mustang. Normlly you can't use the L.V. spindles on the Mustang due to this diff. Now you can. His site:
http://www.geocities.com/mustangsteve66/tierodbushings.html

Later,
David Cole

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bgseib
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posted 03-28-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man - that would have been nice... Where was he about 8 years ago?? : ) We did it about 8 years ago and my father is an engineer so had the shop create a shim from computer generated specs. Worked great until about 4 years ago I was driving and the tie rod snapped in half and the tire turned sideways on me while I was coming to a stop... Don't know if it was the shim or bad metal for the tie rod, BUT I feel better having a custom made thick rod instead of shimming something in there to make it fit. Eventually friction takes it's tole, and unluckily it may take years, but that is something I would worry about...

my 2 cents..
BS

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67coupe
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posted 03-28-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the 81-82 had a fox chassis like 79 up stangs and for power steering on 67 and up the granada tie rods work

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67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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