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wvcat
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From: New Cumberland,WV
Registered: May 2001

posted 09-29-2002 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be looking for parts for the granada swap for the 66 stang but I have a question. Will the power brake booster work and will the steering work? I know the pitman arm is different. BTW I have the 9" installed and the motor & trans out. I also have the car up on stands and today the steering will probably get pulled as well as the 4 lug drums and spindles.

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 09-29-2002 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You just need to swap the spindles.
The V8 65-66 mustang drag link, steering box, idler arm and pitman arm will all work with the granada setup.
The outer tie rod ends will have to be changed though.
I think Mustang Steve at www.mustangsteve.com
has more info.

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senzstang
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From: perry, oh, usa
Registered: May 2002

posted 09-30-2002 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang   Click Here to Email senzstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are converting from a 6 to an 8, you will need to change all the steering components - pitman,idler,centerlink, tie rod ends. They can only be reused in a Granada swap if you had V8 suspension setup. I would also get a bigger front swaybar. The tiny one used on the 6 setup has to go.

Phil

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bgseib
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From: Tyler, TX, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 09-30-2002 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bgseib   Click Here to Email bgseib     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just an FYI - I made the same switch a long time ago, and used shims to make the tie rod end work (I think that is what mustangsteve did also), and ended up having to trash the tie rod after the shims somehow sheared the tie rod in half. I bought a tie rod made for this conversion for somewhere in the ballpark of 80 bucks.. But it fits perfect.. I can look up where I bought it if you want to buy that part.

Thanks,
Brian

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