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mike s
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Posts: 1
From: Johnstown,Pa.
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 08-08-2005 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mike s        Reply w/Quote
I'm trying to put disc brakes on a 1965 Mercury comet. I have everything done except the outter tie rod ends. The driver side I can not get to fit. I should back up a little I put 1978 ford Granada spindles etc. on it. the existing outer tie rod ends will not fit into the spindle(to loose). I ordered 78 granada tie rod ends and they will not fit. The driver side is the real problem the existing tie rod end is long and bent to go around the power strreing unit, it also has larger threads on the rod then the tie rod end has.
If anyone has any answers to this I could sure use some advise.
Thanks-Mike

KULTULZ
Gearhead

Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 08-18-2005 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mike s:

I'm trying to put disc brakes on a 1965 Mercury comet. I have everything done except the outter tie rod ends. The driver side I can not get to fit. I should back up a little I put 1978 ford Granada spindles etc. on it. the existing outer tie rod ends will not fit into the spindle(to loose). I ordered 78 granada tie rod ends and they will not fit. The driver side is the real problem the existing tie rod end is long and bent to go around the power strreing unit, it also has larger threads on the rod then the tie rod end has.

If anyone has any answers to this I could sure use some advise.

Thanks-Mike


This is similiar to the GRANADA to early MUSTANG swap and the problem may be the need for different outer tie rods than what is used on the MUSTANG swap.

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Use the outer donor carís tie rod ends if still serviceable. If they are not, you will need the outers from a 70 Mustang to fit the new spindles. Bolt the spindles to your existing ball joints (now is a good time for new ones if needed) on your car. Install the new tie rods. (Measure between the center of the inner and outer tie rods existing on the car, then remove the outer one and install the new one, matching the same center to center distance. That will get it good enough to drive it to an alignment shop.

Also notice on the site the availability of adaptor wedges to make tie rod replacement easier.

If someone else does not come on with a better answer, I will do some research. The tie rod ends are different for MUSTANG/FAIRLANE/etc.


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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

[This message has been edited by KULTULZ (edited 08-18-2005).]

dude95307
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Posts: 21
From: ca
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 10-10-2005 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dude95307        Reply w/Quote
try this


http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Comet-List/?yguid=155083505


there a buch of dudes with comets and our ready to help you about this.

I am too going to that on the front on my cyclone, by maybe. well I have a 65 comet cyclone hipo black on black, yes it is a hipo, had it since 1980

Poes Fords
Gearhead

Posts: 178
From: Medford, OR USA
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 10-11-2005 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poes Fords        Reply w/Quote
Is your car a factory 6 cyl car? Jason.

dude95307
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Posts: 21
From: ca
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 10-14-2005 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dude95307        Reply w/Quote
Nope a v8

quote:
Originally posted by Poes Fords:
Is your car a factory 6 cyl car? Jason.

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64 wagon with a 302 in her & 65 Cyclone comets 4 speed hipo ride

roger
Gearhead

Posts: 533
From: ontario, canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-27-2005 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger        Reply w/Quote
Go to mustangsteves website for tie rod adapter, cheap too!

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