Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Location: ontario, canada
If i had to do it again i would:
1-Buy the Wildwood front disc brake kit instead of assembling all the parts to do the Granada disc brake swap, the time, parts added up to almost the same cost as just ordering the Wildwood kit which i hear is just the best!
2-Heads - I had a set of 66 289 heads which got highly modified by Tom Morana (Ford V-6 guru) but, by the time he ported, polished, opened em up, replaced with 1:90/1:64 valves, screw in studs, guide plates, milling I should have just ordered a new set of perf. irion heads or for a few bucks more, Aluminum Ford or edelbrock.
3 -this is a tough one. following a friends lead i installed a 8.8" rear out of a T-coupe, had to be shortened, disc brakes ofset was wrong & nor being a machinist had to send everything out.
i love the 8.8" with 3:73;s & trac -lok, but, if you can;t do the work yourself there is a lot to be said for Curries wealth of 8" parts from posi;s to disc brakes to make your stock 8" live with 300 hp.
And then there;s Curries Alumi-8"
my 2 cents.