Cobra Brake Upgrade

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by ylw95gts, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. ylw95gts

    ylw95gts Member

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    Well I got one side done on Saturday and I will tell you it wasn't the easiest. All was going well until I went to take out the bolts that hold the caliper cradle to the spindle. You think I could break them loose? Hell no! :mad:And to add insult I ended up rounding off the bolt head! Oh was I not having a good time. Went to AutoZone and bought a bolt extractor kit. The friggin thing snapped off in the head!! So I ended up taking my sawzall and slicing down between the bracket and spndle cutting through the 2 bolts. Then I needed to grind down that cut surface and use a washer between the new caliper bracket and spindle. I have the driver side soaking in PB Blaster. Hoping it goes smoother!

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  2. FASTANG

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    IMO, every stang should have the 13" brakes.
    Looks 100x better, and even stops better, too.
     
  3. Suspect

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    nice! :thumb:

    where did u get those chrome caps from?
     
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    ^^^^^ YEAH, what he said.
    :police: They look great, I have never seen them before.
     
  5. 95-stang

    95-stang Well-Known Member

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    You were unlucky, my Cobra upgrade went far easier than it should have been.
    Just got round to fitting the master cylinder last week, saves having to stomp on the pedal so much.
    I agree, they should have been standard as 13", just Ford penny pinching. :(
     
  6. ylw95gts

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    Lowes. They're little .29/ea. chrome plugs that pop in :thumb: Just used a socket to tap them in nice and flush.
     
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    what section? ima have to get some today! :)
     
  8. FASTANG

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    and do you recall the size??
     
  9. ylw95gts

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    I wanna say 1" dia. If you can wait until tomorrow I'll be sure tonite after work. They were in the Hardware section.
     
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    was by there and got some, but the fuggers cost 4 buxs. i didnt even look just grabbed em and then when she rung them up i almost threw one in her eye. o well i paid anyways.
     
  11. scarface

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    I dont want to pay 4 bux...can you go on lowes.com and show a link ???
     
  12. FASTANG

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    I looked for a link before going another hardware store and had no luck finding them.
    I was going to go to Lowes tonight, but not if they truly are $4/ea.

    Did you pay each or for all four?
     
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    part # ???
    ;)
     
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    no 4 buxs total. :( but whats 4 buxs for shiney things. ;D

    he was right its 1". i just put one on, but the wheels have to come off to get the other.

    what it says on the pack..

    HILLMAN
    1" metal hole plugs (chrome)
    H#881269
    139409

    lot#HO1333620
     
  15. scarface

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    did you get them in the section with the nuts and bolts? shiney doesnt matter to me as they will be painted anyway, but it would be great to fill those holes :D
     
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    yup, hardware section.

    btw thxs ylw95gts! O0
     
  17. FASTANG

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    Lowe's here I come! :banana:
     
  18. scarface

    scarface Guest

    cool thanks :)
     
  19. Trickflow.GT

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    sexy....i want those brakes....cept i think ima get cross drilled and slotted rotors 8)
     
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    That looks sweet. I cant wait to get a cobra break kit and get it on. Can you buy the calipers in that silver chrome color or did you make them like that? I was wondering cause I dont know if i want to run red calipers or those silver ones with my paint. I dont knwo what will look best with my paint color.