'65ish Spindles on a '61

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GeorgeG
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'65ish Spindles on a '61

Post by GeorgeG » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:58 pm

Are '65 (or thereabouts) TBird spindles a bolt on for a '61? I'm thinking about front discs but I'm a little leery of the conversion kits that use a press-fit sleeve to go over the '61 spindle so the discs/calipers can fit (ala TBird Ranch). Idea is to use the complete '65 setup. I know I've seen this topic here somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find it. Sorry if my question is a duplicate.
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Re: '65ish Spindles on a '61

Post by bbogue » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:33 pm

George,
You might check with novanutcase. He appears to have done this. See his response in this link.

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Re: '65ish Spindles on a '61

Post by GeorgeG » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 pm

Thanks Bill. Just looking at options. I have the TB Ranch kit, double MC and proportioning valve. If I can find a good '65 setup I may go that route and sell the TB Ranch kit.

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Re: '65ish Spindles on a '61

Post by merged » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:58 pm

For what it's worth, I have a '62 & used the DB set-up from a '65 'Bird. It's a striaght bolt-on job but you will also need:
- proportioning valve
- dual master cylinder
- 15" wheels
Other than that, it's just turning wrenches.

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Re: '65ish Spindles on a '61

Post by GeorgeG » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:48 pm

Thanks. I already have a dual master cylinder and proportioning valve. 15" wheels are no problem.
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