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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 06-25-2002 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Fellas,

Would a rear disc brake setup from a 9" Lincoln Versailles fit a '66 Ford Mustang 8" housing?

Let me know what other information you need.

Regards,

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 06-25-2002 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it will bolt up the the axle flanges. You just need to verify the axle bearings as some Versilles used the 88131R large axle bearing in stead of the more common 88128R.

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70MachT-5
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From: Pasco, WA (on the banks of the Mighty Columbia River)
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 06-25-2002 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MachT-5   Click Here to Email 70MachT-5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am in the middle of adding a versailles disc rear. The conversion is not for the faint of heart.

I dont believe the axles/bearing retainer will bolt directly on an 8" axle housing. The retainer plate bolt patterns are different and the bearings are different sizes. You would be better off buying an aftermarket conversion kit (Stainless Steel Brake Corp makes a nice one) for your current axle.

Email me if you have questions.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-25-2002 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Depends on the years Mark. Key is which bearing the housing uses. The very early production models actually used 8 inch rears. Very prone to axle bearing failure.
It soon was replaced by the more commo 9 inch unit.
We had a very involved TSB on them back then to replace the entire housing assembly. It paid very well as I remember for a warrantee job.
A friend in California recently purchased (November 2001) an ugly brown Versilles and it has an 8 inch with rear discs still in it. Only has 50k miles on it and he gave $300 for the entire car from the ORIGINAL old lady owner.

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Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Part time secret agent license #0089
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