Originally Posted by SC_STEEDA
I have a 1966 Mustang with an inline 6 that has 4 lug axles. In the near future I plan on dropping a 351 or a 4.6 in the Mustang and to do this i need to have 5 lug axles, so my question is how hard of a task is this and what components do I need (tools, suspension, axles, skill level)? Also I want some good suspension on the Mustang cause i dont want it to just go in a straight line. What kind of suspension do I need? Does Eibach make complete kits for a 1966?
I too had a 1966. When I bought it, it had been converted from a 6cyl. to a 289. They changed out the rear end, so the back had 5 bolts and the front had 4 bolts. (It sucked hauling around 2 spares.)
I think they also changed out the transmission at the time, but I don't know if that was needed. It was a 4 speed when I bought it.
The car had no power brakes and since the front drums were sized for a 6 cylinder, it did not stop well. I would recommend swapping out all 4 corners.
My dad now has the car and has swapped out the front drums from a donor car. I think he had to switch out the master cylinder and some other parts. If it was me, I would have bought a disk brake converstion for the front which will give you most of what you would need : spindles, disks, calipers, master, etc.. Its more money, but may be worth it.