F body assembly line

F Body General Discussion

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    Yellowdart69 Well-Known Member

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    Mirada looked like it did OK. I think.
     
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    It was a sad day the day the RWD assembly plant died. I knew then, these cars would be desirable in the future, and they are.
     
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    Oh man! Wouldn't you just love to walk around that lot and pick out a brand new one!!
     
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    That first pic with Volare Wagon looks like it's a V8, and maybe the 8.25 rear with big brakes?

    Lots of cool pics!
     
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    A good eye!

    All wagons came 8¼’s (even with a /6). Most wagons came with 5-leaf rear springs (but not all did).

    The Volare wagon in picture is a /6. I had to look twice – but if you look for the starter notch - that will tell you.

    The only F-body’s that came with 11” rear brakes were either Taxi’s, Police or those with the super HD towing package. The drums pictured are 10” finned brake drum – used only on wagons. Regular 10” brake drums will interchange (either way) – but the finned drums are hard to find.
    BudW
     
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    Interesting. I didn't know that. I have an extra finned set from the '78 Aspen parts wagon I stripped in VA, and I think I still have the finned set somewhere from my '76 Aspen wagon that got rear ended and demolished in 1990.
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    Look at 89 Crown Vic drums.
    Finned and better quality than Mopar.
     
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    Do they interchange? You can just swap them on?
     
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    Yep.