The way i figure it, Im 90% sure that im going to need a new front tire for roadworth, so i may as well get 4 new tires, and if im getting new tires i dont want the piddly little 13 inch wheels that are on it, so i may as well go bigger, like 16, and im going to have trouble finding a 16 inch wheel with a 4 bolt stud pattern. So to me its logical that i change to the Ford 5 stud pattern. And besides all that, 4 bolts just dont look *right*.
How hard is this job? Can it be knocked over in a weekend? What are the best parts to use? Has anyone done this before that can tell me how its done? How much is it likely to cost me.
There's a few places that do bolt on Front conversions ie: Hoppers stoppers , Castlemaine rodshop both have websites . With the rear maybe get a spare set of axles & drums & get them redilled to Falcon stud patern have had this done before & works fine depending on power output of course.
When i changed my old TC corty to a V8, part of the requirements was to replace the old 4 stud pattern to the falcon 5 stud which also had to have the falcon braking system to match, as the old TC discs werent the vented type. I ended up buying a conversion kit from Castlemain Rod Shop
Cant remember what i paid for it or what it is now, probably around $1,000 now, but its worth it and its a full complete kit
Looks like a good thing. $1,100 is a bit more than i was expecting, but seems worth it if im going to have some biggish horsepower. Hoppers looks like they've got the goods. I just hope they dont go broke before i get a chance to buy what i need!
I'll do it when i put my new engine and manual in.. WHICH I GOT TODAY! So ill definately leave it til after X-mas..
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