Re: '85 GT upgrade
The rears were professionally done, the installer informed me about the
increased peddle effort and how to correct it. The 73mm LSC calipers just
bolt on in place of the stock 65mm ones, no other modifications needed.
"Themio" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The way I am looking at it, by using a used rear for the axles and the
> brakes (I believe I read about a Lincoln setup) and the front you
> recommended I can get it done for about $1000. I just don't know how
> reliable it will be. I am glad to hear that you got your front done and
> not hear you complain. You bring up a good point, mostly OEM.... hmmm....
> Thanks for the info.
> "ironrod" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Well you've picked the most expensive way to do it. If you go from four
> > five lugs you need new axles in the rear, new disks and spindles up
> > some kind of aftermarket rear disks, brackets & calipers and of course
> > rims and tires. FRPP makes several kits which will let you achieve your
> > goal but you are looking at a major outlay in cash.( Around $4,000 in
> > is a good estimate.) A less expensive way would be, live with the
> > four lug pattern, (there are any number of aftermarket wheel & tire
> > combinations that will bolt to the stock set up if you just have to have
> > wheels), and just upgrade the rear drums to disk using the FRPP or SSBC
> > disk conversion kit. Put a 73mm caliper from a Lincoln LSC or Crown
> > Victoria on the front and your good to go, all a considerably lower
> > have this exact set up on my 88GT, all nice and neat under the stock
> > rims. Another good thing about this set up is it uses mostly OEM parts,
> > any brake shop can work on it if need be.
> > "Themio" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:fWboe.email@example.com...
> > > Hi all. I am new here.
> > > I am thinking about upgrading my '85 GT from 4-lugs to 5-lug wheels
> > > bigger disc brakes all around. Has anyone here done or is familiar
> > the
> > > upgrade? I've seen the one where they use the axle from a mid-80's
> > > and the front spindles of an early '90s GT. It looks reasonable and
> > > theoretically sounds good, but how about practically and functionally?
> > What
> > > about wheel-well clearance? Is the new setup too wide or too narrow?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Tim
> > >
> > >