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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Although I do NOT see any gasket on the front spindles in the ford shop manual pictures, I notice a cork gasket on the spindle between it and the disc brake bracket when I view

Should there be a gasket here for disc brake mustangs?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 01:08 AM
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Wow I have never seen the cork, but they did use a paper gasket to seal the backing plate to bearing flange plate, I have used RTV to seal this

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Not sure about 67 but they were on 68's. It keeps backing plate from rattling

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I have them on my '69 with it's '70 disk brakes. I just re-used the ones that were on there, as I was able to remove them in good shape. They are only functional for anti-rattling ... they don't "seal" anything.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 02:05 PM
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I just pulled the spindles off my 60K original mile 67 GT350. I can assure you that they had never been off before. There were cork "anti-rattle" gaskets between the spindle and the dust shield. They are kind of a rounded triangular shape. PM me for a picture.

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