Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
I acquired a 9 inch housing for my 65 Mustang. The spring perches are in the correct place, and the length is correct. I think it came from a 57 Ford full size car.
The problem is the diameter and the brake backing plate holes at each end of the housing. The housing diameter doesn't step down near the spring perches, it is fat all the way across. As a result, the housing's backing plate hole pattern is larger than the pattern in my backing plates.
So my question is... Are there any cars that used the 10 inch drum brakes but had the large backing plate pattern?
I could upgrade to 11 inch drums and find backing plates easy for this housing, but... I just bought all new 10 x 2 1/2 inch rear drums and I can't justify buying all new stuff again.
Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.
Thanks for your time,