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Old 12-22-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
Kruse
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'78 Merc Zephyr. Same clutch/brake pedals as Mustang?

Okay, before you chastise me, hear me out. I've got a '78 Mercury
Zephyr w/302 & automatic C4 tranny. I'd like to convert this car to a
manual tranny. I know that these cars did come with manual trannys, but
I've been unable to find the brake and clutch pedals from a
Zephyr/Fairmont that I need. Remember that these cars were the
beginning of the Fox chassis.
So my question is: Will the pedals from a '79 or so Mustang bolt right
in or do I need to take these from a donor Zephyr/Fairmont? Anybody got
access to an old Ford parts book or a Hollander manual to check it out
or does somebody know from memory? TIA.

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Old 12-22-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '78 Merc Zephyr. Same clutch/brake pedals as Mustang?

Kruse wrote:
> Okay, before you chastise me, hear me out. I've got a '78 Mercury
> Zephyr w/302 & automatic C4 tranny. I'd like to convert this car to a
> manual tranny. I know that these cars did come with manual trannys, but
> I've been unable to find the brake and clutch pedals from a
> Zephyr/Fairmont that I need. Remember that these cars were the
> beginning of the Fox chassis.
> So my question is: Will the pedals from a '79 or so Mustang bolt right
> in or do I need to take these from a donor Zephyr/Fairmont? Anybody got
> access to an old Ford parts book or a Hollander manual to check it out
> or does somebody know from memory? TIA.
>


The 78-80 Zephyr/Fairmont/Mustang/Capri Fox bodies were so closely
related that this should work for you. They even had the same dash pads.

Rob
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Old 12-23-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '78 Merc Zephyr. Same clutch/brake pedals as Mustang?


"trainfan1" <lmsearing@usdatanet.net> wrote in message
news:JMSdnTLE9YmA5jbenZ2dnUVZ_tSdnZ2d@usadatanet.net...
> Kruse wrote:
>> Okay, before you chastise me, hear me out. I've got a '78 Mercury
>> Zephyr w/302 & automatic C4 tranny. I'd like to convert this car to a
>> manual tranny. I know that these cars did come with manual trannys, but
>> I've been unable to find the brake and clutch pedals from a
>> Zephyr/Fairmont that I need. Remember that these cars were the
>> beginning of the Fox chassis.
>> So my question is: Will the pedals from a '79 or so Mustang bolt right
>> in or do I need to take these from a donor Zephyr/Fairmont? Anybody got
>> access to an old Ford parts book or a Hollander manual to check it out
>> or does somebody know from memory? TIA.
>>

>
> The 78-80 Zephyr/Fairmont/Mustang/Capri Fox bodies were so closely related
> that this should work for you. They even had the same dash pads.
>
> Rob


Same dash pads, and in my case ('79 black on black bucket seat 302 4 speed)
same tachometer and gauge cluster, same front suspension, rear-end etc.

Mine long ago inherited a '71 351 Cleveland (4 bolt main CJ block, 4bbl
quench heads) toploader 4-speed, 9 inch 3.89/1 traction-loc disc brake
rear-end.

Now talk about a sleeper...


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Old 12-29-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '78 Merc Zephyr. Same clutch/brake pedals as Mustang?


351CJ wrote:
> "trainfan1" <lmsearing@usdatanet.net> wrote in message
> news:JMSdnTLE9YmA5jbenZ2dnUVZ_tSdnZ2d@usadatanet.net...
> > Kruse wrote:
> >> Okay, before you chastise me, hear me out. I've got a '78 Mercury
> >> Zephyr w/302 & automatic C4 tranny. I'd like to convert this car to a
> >> manual tranny. I know that these cars did come with manual trannys, but
> >> I've been unable to find the brake and clutch pedals from a
> >> Zephyr/Fairmont that I need. Remember that these cars were the
> >> beginning of the Fox chassis.
> >> So my question is: Will the pedals from a '79 or so Mustang bolt right
> >> in or do I need to take these from a donor Zephyr/Fairmont? Anybody got
> >> access to an old Ford parts book or a Hollander manual to check it out
> >> or does somebody know from memory? TIA.
> >>

> >
> > The 78-80 Zephyr/Fairmont/Mustang/Capri Fox bodies were so closely related
> > that this should work for you. They even had the same dash pads.
> >
> > Rob

>
> Same dash pads, and in my case ('79 black on black bucket seat 302 4 speed)
> same tachometer and gauge cluster, same front suspension, rear-end etc.
>
> Mine long ago inherited a '71 351 Cleveland (4 bolt main CJ block, 4bbl
> quench heads) toploader 4-speed, 9 inch 3.89/1 traction-loc disc brake
> rear-end.
>
> Now talk about a sleeper...


A machine shop nearby has a Fairmont wagon, yellow with wood paneling,
that did 10.60s at Gateway this summer. How freaking cool is that?
Wagons apparently leave hard and true. I just always loved seeing some
homely thing like that SMOKE the 5.0 pimpers (and even Guido in his GN)
at E-Town back when they were the shoite

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