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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-27-2002 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is this set-up worth? My uncle has the parts he got in a trade. What do these go for?

Thanks.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 08-27-2002 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've always read that GT-350's (1965-1970) used standard Mustang brake parts. Only the linings were different, if anything was different. And the linings got used up a long time ago.

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PonyDoc
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posted 08-27-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stock mustang parts! if you have the 10" X 2 1/2 rear brakes, now you've got a rare duck!

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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-27-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I should clarify. It the front discs set-up. I don't think he got the rears.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 09-07-2002 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Shelby's used stock Mustang front disc brakes. The 10x2-1/2 rear brakes came from other Ford products, and were standard off the shelf parts.

What year are your parts? Are they single or four piston calipers?

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Fastback68
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posted 09-07-2002 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those four-piston calipers have a bad reputation.

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 09-08-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hell_Fish: The early model GT-350 used four-piston calipers that were most likely manufacturered by Kelsey-Hayes and are just like what they used on the Vette of the same era. They gave geat stopping performance, but were high maintenance. They were nodiferent then what the standard Mustang used.If you were building an "era-specific" original comp car, go for it. Just plan on factoring in the cost of rebuilding the calipers by Stainless Steel Brake Corp. Single piston calipers are more trouble-free and is what Ford switched to starting in'69. The Granada upgrade uses a single piston caliper as well, but whatever you use, plan on replacing the spindle and distribution block and proportioning valve. If you are looking for how much to offer, I just spent $200 for a '70 set-up that included spindles, calipers, rotors that look new, and the distribution block. The calipers were used as cores at Napa for fresh rebuilds at about $40 a piece. Don't forget new hoses, master cylinder, and brake lines should yo booger up a few. Just my 2 cents. Charlie

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-08-2002 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The newer calipers mfr'd by SSB are pretty good for trouble use, owing to the materials used. But the design is antiquated and they really don't stop better than a drum car of comparable year. Less prone to fade, of course, to say nothing of rain, but a road test in Hot Rod in 65 or 66 made that comparison in a test. The single piston caliper came out in 68. Another more recent article states that 4 wheel disc don't do that much better than larger drums at the rear and disc in front. Corvette brakes were a nightmare. That is how SSB came out.

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