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1965 GT Mustang came with 68 spindles?

 
Montoya65Acode
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Posted: 05/14/13 07:23 PM

So i was replacing my wheel bearings on my 65 gt and i found that i had to replace the washer & nut that holds the rotor & bearings . Picked up new set for 65 mustang v8 but didnt fit.  Long story sort my spindle is the same size as a 68 .I was wondering if by any chance factory GT mustang came with 68 spindles?  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 05/15/13 06:58 AM

The '65 (and '66/'67) Mustang V-8 came with the same spindles whether they were loaded with the base drum brakes or optional four-piston Kelsey-Hayes manual discs. In 1968 Ford changed to a floating single-piston caliper for their disc brake option, which neccesitated a change in the caliper mounting and a change to the spindle. I'm not a 100 percent sure, but a '68 spindle might be able to be used with the K-H disc setup if you change the rotor's bearings and races to the '68 size.

Do you indeed still have the fixed four-piston disc setup on the car? Or has the whole front spindle/brake setup been swapped out?

Mark
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Mark Houlahan
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1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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Montoya65Acode
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Posted: 05/16/13 12:45 AM

First off thanks for replying so quick.  Ok so i know that the calipers are 4 piston but k.h not sure . The rotor is the one that is called for a 65 but the seal that was on it was 68 one as well as a the nut and washer.  The rotor for a 65 has holes around it the other one doesnt.  Would put some pic up but i can't figure how to do it on this message.  Is there any 4 piston non k.h ? The calipers mounted with two bolts. Should i change the spidles back to 65 ones or is it a upgrade in some way ? Thanks again.  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 05/16/13 08:34 AM

Unfortunately our current forum software does not allow for image storage directly like some sites have. You'd have to use an online storage service like Photobucket or Flickr for your pics and then link to them here.

The only four-piston non-KH I can think of would be aftermarket stuff from Stainless Steel Brakes. The '65 would have the rotors with holes in the casting like you state and the four piston fixed caliper with cross-over tube at the top of the caliper. I don't know if it is worth changing the spindles, unless you want 100% correct everything and it bothers you.

Mark
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Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager
Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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