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1966 Shelby Rear Drum Brakes

Discussion in '1965-1970 Shelby Mustang GT350 & GT500' started by Chester, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Chester

    Chester New Member

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    Read an article in a recent issue Mustang Monthly where Jason White’s Restoration put the 3" wide brakes used in the rear of 1966 Shelby mustangs on a regular 1966 mustang. The article claimed they came from the rear of a fairlane station wagon and were readily available from suppliers such as NPD and Scott Drake. I can find only 2 1/2" wide brakes for the rear of a 1966 fairlane station wagon. The specs I find for a 1966 Shelby specify 2 1/2" wide rear brakes. I find no fairlane parts for sale by NPD and no brake drums for sale by Scott Drake. The only 3" rear drum brakes I find specified on a Shelby mustang from that time period are on a 1970 model. Can someone shed some light on this?
     
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    the rear brakes for 65 and 66 gt350 are 2.5" wide. from a fairlane wagon. when i did mine a year ago NAPA had the drums and shoes. you need to ask for the fairlane part by name as the store doesnt carry parts listed for shelbys. of course they were the regular lining material instead of the shelby material used for racing. this works great for my street driven shelby.
     

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