Mirada looked like it did OK. I think.
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.
Oh man! Wouldn't you just love to walk around that lot and pick out a brand new one!!
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!
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.
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.
Look at 89 Crown Vic drums.
Finned and better quality than Mopar.
Do they interchange? You can just swap them on?
GOOD TO KNOW
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