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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
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posted 11-21-2002 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend is looking for one for his dad's 1969 Mach 1 equipped with Manual Drum's - No Booster. He thought they were all the same from 65-73, but everyone I have seen in the past was a little different from year to year, and drums/discs. My interchange manual doesn't list it, and catalog's only have a version for the 65-66, and another for 67'. I do have a lead on one from a 1971 Mach 1 equipped with disc brakes. I am prety sure it won't be the same though. Anyone have some interchange knowledge on these, or what years/vehicles he can pull one from? Thanks in advance.

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Fastback68
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posted 11-21-2002 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that if the block is from a drum brake car, he can use one from any 65-73 Stang. Probably a few M&Mers who've switched to front discs still have their old ones lying around. I have a couple but I'm on the wrong side of the water.
There are also aftermarket ones (NPD, etc.)
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skips69
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posted 11-21-2002 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the reply. I am pretty sure if they were all the same for drum brakes (from 65-73), the catalogs would list this as such so they could potentially make more sales on this part. I do remember about a year ago coming across (2) 1967 Mustangs in a junk yard. They both had manual drum brakes, but one had a single reservoir master cylinder and the other a dual reservoir master cylinder. I pulled both brake fluid distribution blocks and they were different. You may be correct in the fact that any of these years will work, that's what I am trying to determine myself. Again, thanks for the reply, we'll see what turns up on this. If I get a definitive answer, I will post it to pass along.

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indyphil
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posted 11-21-2002 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No definitive answer here but I am pretty sure that any 68 onwards dual resorvoir style drum brake style block will work. pretty sure the 68 is the same as 69, maybe some later 67's with the dual res system. I dont think the booster makes a difference which distribution block was used. but the fact that it is dual res and drums all round is the key. Some (all?) have brake warning switches on. My 68 has a switch but it doesnt work and most 68's suffer from sticking pistons and terminally illuminated warning lights.

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