The 11" rotors used to upgrade the MII front end are from a f*rd Granada. The
calipers used in most of the conversion kits are from mid sized GM cars (late
70's Nova,Camaro, etc.) however I think a few used the Granada calipers as well.
They mount differently so take the brackets to a parts store and match the
mounting hole pattern. I'm guessing they will match the GM pattern. Just don't
use stock MII 9" rotors on an oletruck, not enough brakes for the size and
weight. When modifying brake systems do your homework: proper master cylinder,
residual and proportional valves, the works. Lives will depend on it. -Jeff
Seattle, WA - (Anyone going to the Goodguys N.W. Nats. in Puyallup WA. this
'55-2 short/step "Street's Rod-project"
Jake Heaton wrote:
> Excuse me for putting a Ford product as my subject, but I know that a lot of
> people use this car for the front end of their project, as did I. Anyway,
> does anyone know where I can get some diagrams for the mustang II front end?
> Also, my front end isn't stock. I bought my truck with a bucket of parts,
> as I mentioned in my last email, and in that bucket were two 11 inch 5 lug
> disks and some caliper brackets. I bought a full front end from a local
> scrap yard hopping to fill in the blanks of what I had with what I bought.
> Well being that the disks are bigger the calipers need the brackets that I
> got with the truck, but there is no hole in the brackets that correspond
> with the ones in the calipers. If you understood what I just wrote, please
> help me. I'd like to get my chassis rolling as soon as possible. I know I
> can make it roll with out the calipers but why make if more difficult later?
> Jake Heaton
> Preston, Idaho
> 1952 GMC Panel Truck
> www.ida.net/users/markhe/jacobh/index.htm UPDATED (Again)
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> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 8:50 PM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Brake Bleeding
> > I just got done installing a new brake system on the old Apache - new
> > master cylinder, brake hoses, wheel cylinders, the whole nine yards...My
> > problem is I've pumped about half a gallon of brake fluid through just
> > one wheel cylinder with the Mityvac over a couple hours and I am still
> > getting air through the lines. I double checked my shop manuals and I
> > can't think of what else to do except hook up the system to a pressure
> > bleeder, which I don't have access to; I still don't have any peddle
> > pressure. Please help, I really want to get Big Red back on the road
> > again sometime soon. Thanks for your help.
> > Tom O
> > Oregon
> > 60 Apache K20
> > P.S. Yes, I did bench bleed the master cylinder beforehand.
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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