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ARV90SC
08-21-2007, 02:32 AM
yes yes, its an old wives tale by now, but im looking for Doug Fraleigh's article, i did a search and all the links are dead to where it used to be.

THE BIRDMAN
08-21-2007, 04:06 AM
What questions do you have on it.I did mine maybe even from Doug's article can't remember but whatever questions you have I'll do my best to answer.

Jay

fast Ed
08-21-2007, 08:50 AM
Here's the new link, he switch his ISP a few years ago.

http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Article.html


cheers
Ed N.

Toms-SC
08-21-2007, 10:33 AM
Tip: Don't crush your finger while pressing your front Mustang Hub onto the Thunderbird Spindle. :o My finger nail is really messed up and its been a full two months.

ARV90SC
08-21-2007, 01:08 PM
wow that article has alot of info. but what if i didnt want to do the brakes? cant i just re-drill my hubs to 4.5's install new studs and re-drill my rotors to 4.5 as well and just slap it all back together??

nickleman60
08-21-2007, 01:48 PM
wow that article has alot of info. but what if i didnt want to do the brakes? cant i just re-drill my hubs to 4.5's install new studs and re-drill my rotors to 4.5 as well and just slap it all back together??

yes you can do that but it's not neccessary. on the front the cost of new sn-95 hubs would be about the same as having a machine shop redrill and install studs on the old hubs, same goes for the front rotors, new mustang rotors cost about the same as redrilling the old ones. on the back the cobra hubs cost about $80 apiece and you would have to have the rear rotors redrilled to the new pattern, i used the stock calipers and rotors but bought all new hubs.

Micahdogg
08-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Tip: Don't crush your finger while pressing your front Mustang Hub onto the Thunderbird Spindle. :o My finger nail is really messed up and its been a full two months.

Why are you pressing your front hubs on? They should just slide right on.

Micahdogg
08-21-2007, 02:27 PM
on the back the cobra hubs cost about $80 apiece

Where are you getting these from? At that cost, you could probably save $80-$10 by redrilling your stock rears....but nontheless, I'm interested in where you are getting the cobras.

Dahoopd
08-21-2007, 02:31 PM
Where are you getting these from? At that cost, you could probably save $80-$10 by redrilling your stock rears....but nontheless, I'm interested in where you are getting the cobras.

You can get them from this guy for $155. Thats where I bought mine from.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&viewitem=&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fse arch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D 8065542889%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1&item=8065542889

nickleman60
08-21-2007, 02:46 PM
Where are you getting these from? At that cost, you could probably save $80-$10 by redrilling your stock rears....but nontheless, I'm interested in where you are getting the cobras.

well that's what i paid but it's been about 2 yrs.

Toms-SC
08-21-2007, 03:50 PM
Why are you pressing your front hubs on? They should just slide right on.

should summarizes it just right.

Toms-SC
08-21-2007, 03:52 PM
wow that article has alot of info. but what if i didnt want to do the brakes? cant i just re-drill my hubs to 4.5's install new studs and re-drill my rotors to 4.5 as well and just slap it all back together??

Don't be cheap. Do it right the first time. It is a perfect opportunity to do lots of maintenance for a healthy long running bird. :)

THE BIRDMAN
08-21-2007, 04:22 PM
You can buy the cobra rear hubs from you're local ford dealer.


Jay

fast Ed
08-21-2007, 04:31 PM
Where are you getting these from? At that cost, you could probably save $80-$10 by redrilling your stock rears....but nontheless, I'm interested in where you are getting the cobras.

If you're staying with stock size rear brakes, it probably makes more sense to redrill the original hubs. There aren't any off the shelf 5 on 4.5" rotors that are a direct replacement for the MN-12 rears, unlike the Mustang fronts which swap directly. Otherwise, with the Cobra hubs, you would have to enlarge the centre hub holes of the T-Bird rotors.


cheers
Ed N.