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#43 of 71 Re: That's true [isellhondas]
Oct 19, 2007 (10:29 am)
Agree because at one time, we owned a 65 Fairlane 289 Sedan with drums in front while we also, and still have, owned a 66 Mustang GT with discs. Neither were power, but both worked very well. Drum brakes don't have warped rotors.
#44 of 71 Re: That's true [euphonium]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2007 (9:01 pm)
yeah but they get freaky in the rain and they will fade pretty fast. It kinda depends on how you drive the car, really.
#45 of 71 Re: That's true [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 21, 2007 (12:54 pm)
Case 1 - Drive in the country on nice days, parades, other low-demand use, drums OK
Case 2 - Get one for junior to have a 'neat' car for school, drums no good.
Drums were not so much of a problem when everyone had them, but now, with everyone else having discs/ABS, I'd hate to be driving drums when the guy in front of me stands on his brakes!
#46 of 71 Re: That's true [texases]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 21, 2007 (1:02 pm)
I think if I had power drum brakes with extra-grip linings and braided brake hoses and a 4-speed transmission I'd be okay...but manual brakes and an automatic mated to a V-8 and stock linings, I don't think so.
#47 of 71 Re: That's true [texases]
Oct 23, 2007 (3:56 pm)
Again I have to disagree.
YES, discs are better but they don't actually stop you THAT much faster.
Yes, if you overheat them they will fade. It takes a LOT to make that happen however.
Don't get me wrong. Given a choice I would rather have discs. To go to the trouble of changing a drum car to discs, it just wouldn't be worth it for me.
I wouldn't drive an old car like I do my modern ones.
#48 of 71 Re: That's true [isellhondas]
Oct 23, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Mustangs have two advantages - they're a dime-a-dozen (except for rare ones) and the kits to swap are common and fairly inexpensive. My old manual drum brakes 'Stang had fair brakes. Like I said, weekends, OK, heavy Dallas traffic, no fun.
#49 of 71 1965 Ford Mustang
Oct 29, 2007 (2:05 pm)
I have a question since I am not very much into cars. My dad passed away and and in his estate which I am executor of he left a 1965 Ford Mustang amoung the three he owned. The cars are now out of probate, and I am being asked by the courts what a fair market value is for the vehicles. The other two were easy, but I am having a hard time finding out where to get information on the Mustang. Can anyone give me a good suggestion on where to get the information I need? Thanks...
#50 of 71 Re: 1965 Ford Mustang [gent8591]
Oct 29, 2007 (2:11 pm)
There are lots of places to see what people are asking (autotrader, cars.com, ebay), but the place I go to see what people are paying is ebay, get to 1965 Ford Mustang:
Link to '65 Mustang
Then click the 'completed listings' box on the left, then click 'show items'. Right now there are about 190 listings there. You need an ebay account to look at them. What options does your dad's Mustang have? What shape is it in? There's a huge variation, depending on these two things.
#51 of 71 Re: 1965 Ford Mustang [texases]
Oct 29, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Okay thanks. That is at least a start. Unfortunately my brother decided back in 1976 to cut out the front dash and put in a pioneer stereo and the back dash to put in speakers. Needless to say he paid dearly for it and not in cash. Otherwise everything else is still original and when started it still runs smooth. Thanks for the leads.