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1974 Mustang II Rear End & front brakes
« on: March 26, 2015, 07:30:57 PM »
This is an 8" solid axle rear end. Does anyone know if it will bolt in a 1973 Pinto wagon?

I'd also like to take the front disc brakes. But these were power brakes with a power booster.

What would anyone recommend for the front, or should I just take the old drums and put them on the Mustang II axle?

Well, any advise is greatly appreciated :D
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Re: 1974 Mustang II Rear End & front brakes
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 09:02:18 PM »
I have a Mustang II 8" in my 73 Hatch.  It pretty much bolted right in other than the driveshaft length.  I am running the 73 brakes as well.
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Re: 1974 Mustang II Rear End & front brakes
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 10:24:05 PM »
Thanks. So you removed the Mustang II drums and used the Pinto. Did you look at using disc brakes on the back?

Well, that would be easy enough I guess.

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Re: 1974 Mustang II Rear End & front brakes
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 11:25:36 PM »
I have the 8" in mine too. I'm going disc and 5-lug. And possibly some traction bars too.
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Re: 1974 Mustang II Rear End & front brakes
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 04:02:28 AM »
FYI, you can yank the power booster off of most any power brakes to simply use a non power M/C and brakes will work fine. Depending on model can even bolt up with hardly any change at all, sometimes a booster holding bracket has to be unbolted from the firewall to enable room for the M/C by itself. The brakes will work with far less effort than a power booster with engine off to make no vacuum as well. The booster when not enabled takes quite a bit of force to work.