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roger
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posted 07-28-2004 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm told that late 80's 10' x 2.5" drums from the lincoln work on the 8" but there seems to be a center register problem, the fix, i'm told, is aftermarket Currie axles. Has anyone done this swap or knows of a solution to get the bigger rear drums on my 62 Sport Coupe. i do not want to go with discs on the rear
Thanks in Adavance
oger In Toronto

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John64
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posted 07-28-2004 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John64   Click Here to Email John64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the backing plates will bolt on to any 8" & small 9" housings. You will need to find 10 X 2.5 drums from a late 60's car or wagon, or you can buy new drums. Raybestos # 1639 lists for 69 Fairlane. http://www.raybestos.com/catalog/consumer .If not you will have to change the axles to use the lincoln drums.

Here are a set of backing plates I pulled from a 92 Merc Marquis.
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brake1.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brake2.jpg
Drums are from a 69 Merc

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John P
64 Fairlane
68 Mustang GT/CS

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MLariviere
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posted 07-28-2004 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks John P! By center register,do you mean the axle stub going through the drum?

Why not go to disc brakes? Those Explorer parts look to be trick.

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John64
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posted 07-29-2004 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John64   Click Here to Email John64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the center hole for the axle stub. The 60's Fords were 2-3/8 and the Lincoln is 2-3/4
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brakes3.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brakes4.jpg

I went with the big rear drums because of it's simplicity of upgrading. I am currently building a 64 Fairlane and converting to a front straight axle from an Econoline. Spindles have been modified to accept 65-66 mustang disc brakes.

http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brakes5.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brakes6.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brakes7.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/lui1966/brakes8.jpg

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John P
64 Fairlane
68 Mustang GT/CS

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roger
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posted 07-29-2004 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to go rear drums with my front discs as even the small stock 9" rear drums with 2" shoes give great stopping power, so the change to bigger drums, shoes allows me to keep my new master/prop. valve & its an easy swap

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roger
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posted 07-29-2004 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
john so if i order a new set of 69 drums & related parts, shoes well cylinders, etc they will work with the 92 Merc Marquis backing plates? do i have this right?
Roger

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John64
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posted 07-29-2004 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John64   Click Here to Email John64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roger
I bought all the rear brake parts for a 92 marquis. I never did check to see if the 69 parts will work with the 92 backing plates. I don't see why they wouldn't work. The drums will work with the 92 backing plates. I used the 92 stuff because they were in stock. If your going to a wrecking yard, check for mid 80's to early 90's Lincoln town cars, and full size Ford and Mercs for the 10 X 2.5 brakes. Also watch out for some of the later cars (early 90's)Some have rear abs, and have a hole in the backing plate for the sensor.

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roger
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posted 08-06-2004 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John: thanks very much for the info, appreciate it very much & let you know how i make out
roger in Mt. Albert, Ontario

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