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David Kee
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posted 08-08-2000 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Kee   Click Here to Email David Kee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What tie rod end is used when using Granada spindles to convert to disc brakes. I did a 67 Falcon this way about 12 years ago, it seems like the tie rod end was the only real issue.

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-10-2000 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use the Granada tie rod ends for the year Granada the spindles came from. They are a guaranteed fit with the spindles, and I used them with no problem on my Maverick.

I've read somewhere that Granada tie rod ends are too long for some early Falcons, but you didn't mention what car you're building. So how 'bout it?

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David Kee
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posted 08-10-2000 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Kee   Click Here to Email David Kee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Topic: 69 Falcon front disc conversion.
This one is manual steering with 6 cyl drum brakes. I remember the 67 Falcon had the long tie rod at the spindle end. The 69 definately has the short tie rod at the spindle end.
Thanks for your help. I'll know the answer this weekend, then I can share it with everybody.

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-11-2000 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem, David.

The Maverick was based on the 69 Falcon, so I'm sure you'll have no problems.

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David Kee
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posted 08-13-2000 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Kee   Click Here to Email David Kee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very simple swap, the Granada tie rod ends must be used. Everything else is correct. I used the Granada proportioning valve and hand made new lines for the front. I also used a 69 Falcon power disc master cylinder without the booster.

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Johnny Ray
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posted 10-19-2002 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Johnny Ray   Click Here to Email Johnny Ray     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cpmaverick:
No problem, David.

The Maverick was based on the 69 Falcon, so I'm sure you'll have no problems.


That's great to know!

I never realized that the Maverick and Falcon parts are interchangeable before this post.

Thanks!

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cpmaverick
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posted 10-20-2002 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No Problem, what an old post!

Only the Early 1970 (69.5) Mavericks used Falcon steering and suspension components. But as an entire assembly all years will interchange.

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