Author Topic: Converting to the Shelby 2 1/2" drums on early mustangs  (Read 3024 times)

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Re: Converting to the Shelby 2 1/2" drums on early mustangs
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2022, 05:28:56 PM »
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Re: Converting to the Shelby 2 1/2" drums on early mustangs
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2022, 06:27:31 PM »
Thought I'd throw this out there for those who may want to follow the spirit of the Shelby modification but but not necessarily the letter of the law. I got this off a mustang forum that was trying to solve the same problems we are. If 11x2.25 is close enough to 10x2.5 then a complete kit including loaded backing plates and parking brake components with your choice of "racing" or "street performance" shoes is available for less than $500 at https://opentrackerracing.com/shop/11-x-2-25-drum-brake-for-small-bearing-ford-rear/ . I gotta say that looks pretty attractive for a tribute car.
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Re: Converting to the Shelby 2 1/2" drums on early mustangs
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2022, 08:50:24 PM »
Those are 1979 to 1990 LTD Crown Victoria rear brakes from a station wagon, or a police car. I have them on my Fairlane station wagon and I took them off a 1984 Ford full size station wagon. You can probably get them at a junkyard for a lot less money.
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