96 upgrade cars and parts list

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  1. ultimatesho

    ultimatesho New Member

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    89-93 SHO's need.......upgraded spindles and hub assembly, calipers, brackets(come with loaded calipers), caliper bolt and pins(come with loaded calipers), pads(come with loaded calipers), bracket bolts, and rotors

    94/95 SHO's need.......caliper brackets, rotors, and pads

    after searching extensively ive found out this out from forums.......

    **********make sure you get the 4 caliper bracket mounting bolts (mount the caliper bracket to the spindle) if u have a 89-93!!!!!!!!!!*************
    im unsure what cars have the right bolts i called the local FORD dealer and they told me the bolts were discontinued........i ended up telling a salvage yard i needed em from a 94+ TAURUS/SABLE or 95+ CONTINENTAL, so im not sure what ones i got...but they were to long so i ground them down a bit, and used a crush washer

    old post says "12x1.75x35, grade 10.9 with integrated washer" is what is needed

    THESE ARE ALL CONFIRMED
    *****FN74 BRACKET*****
    96-99 SHO
    01-07 TAURUS
    95-99 Continental
    93-98 Mark VIII.......(not stamped FN74 but will work)

    *****CALIPERS*****
    94-07 TAURUS/SABLE/SHO
    95-02 CONTINENTAL
    93-98 MARK VIII

    ********SPINDLE(KNUCKLE)/HUB ASSEMBLY********
    94/95 TAURUS/SABLE/SHO with ABS
    93/94 CONTINENTAL

    *******ROTOR*******
    96-99 SHO
    01-07 Taurus/Sable
    95-02 Continental

    Advance Auto's loaded calipers come with pads and brackets already installed.......$57.77 each with a $50.00 core charge

    from Advance Auto i found (UNCONFIRMED)
    ******CALIPER******
    2001 Taurus search.....different # 184612S........51.48
    2000 - 2007 TAURUS
    1995 - 1998 WINDSTAR
    01-2002 CONTINENTAL
    2000 - 2005 SABLE
    1995 SHO.......184382........42.44
    1994 - 1999 TAURUS
    1993 - 1997 THUNDERBIRD
    1993 - 2001 CONTINENTAL
    1993 - 1998 MARK VIII
    1993 - 1997 COUGAR
    1994 - 1999 SABLE

    ******BRAKET******
    98 SHO.......619104.....23.99
    1996 - 2006 TAURUS
    1996 - 2005 SABLE

    ******ROTOR******
    99 SHO......YH145050......27.98
    1996 - 1999 TAURUS
    1996 - 1997 THUNDERBIRD
    2001 - 2007 TAURUS
    1995 - 2002 CONTINENTAL
    1993 - 1998 MARK VIII
    1996 - 1997 COUGAR
    2001 - 2005 SABLE

    *******PAD******
    99 SHO.......NAD598........21.48
    1997 - 2006 TAURUS
    1997 THUNDERBIRD
    1995 - 2002 CONTINENTAL
    1993 - 1998 MARK VIII
    1997 COUGAR
    2001 - 2005 SABLE


    anyone know how accurate all that is........wheel bearing blew out on my way home tonite and im going to just do a 96 upgrade
     
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  2. RAYJAY

    RAYJAY WHO ME ?

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    great list maybe a sticky for this post

    Jeff
     
  3. Mr95Gl

    Mr95Gl Mr Tire Iron

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    The pads to use should have a "598" in the PN. Not sure about the Conti knuckles though.
     
  4. LOUDSHO92

    LOUDSHO92 SHO Master Staff Member Sponsoring Vendor Club Mod

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    The bracket can only be found on the 96-99 SHO and 01+ Taurus. Advanced Auto is wrong.
     
  5. unaslim

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    How is it an upgrade for 94/95 SHOs if the caliper is the same? Whats the size difference in the rotors? .4"?
     
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    The caliper is the same, but the rotors and pads are larger and the caliper brackets are different. The rotors are about .7" larger I believe. Its not as much of an upgrade for the 94/95 cars as it is for the earlier SHOs.
     
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  7. unaslim

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    Didn't know you could put a larger pad in the same caliper. Makes a little more sense now. Lots of 04 GTOs upgrade to 05-06 for an inch or so of rotor, but the calipers are larger as well.
     
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    I don't think so . . . .

    I've pulled FN74's from three Continentals (currently running the caliper brackets and rotors on my '95 MTX), and saw another set on a 1995 Continental Monday. The brackets are clearly stamped FN74 and the rotors measured 11-19/32".


     
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    I was just at the J-Yard today again, FN74 brackets were no where to be found unless im blind and couldent see the stamp. i want to use the 11.5" (or whatever it is) rotors so i will need these brackets and the calpiers off a 2001 am i correct??
     
  10. NebraskaSHO

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    Let me dig in my photobucket for a picture of a FN74 stamping

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    See if that helps. My monitor at work is too dark and I can't tell, but those are my old FN74 brackets I sold to some SHO owner on the east coast 2 years ago.
     
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  11. LOUDSHO92

    LOUDSHO92 SHO Master Staff Member Sponsoring Vendor Club Mod

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    Maybe I should have clarified my statement. It was aimed at the Taurus portion.

    It listed 96+ Taurus as ALL having the same bracket. This isn't true.

    It is 96-99 SHO and 01+ Taurus.
     
  12. thecrew2999

    thecrew2999 3.2 MTX SHO

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    actually any gen 3 taurus has fn74 brackets..
    i have personally witnessed this when i went to the bone yard about 2 months ago and got my 80460 mile 3.2 for $65 :)
    my buddies got 2 sets off of 96 - whatever year the gen 3 stopped.
    every single one we seen had them but he didnt pull them all of course
     
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    The Gen 3 SLO's all use the same brakes as the 94/95 SLO/SHO, 10.9"s. SHO's were the only Gen 3 to use the 11.6's, which required the FN74 bracket. Those SLO's might've had they're brakes upgraded by the previous owner.
     
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    Yeah, it read to me as if only the 96-99 SHO and 01- had the FN74s. My apologies :wave:


     
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    I'll get the ones for the 96-99 SHO, but I thought these two applications should have the same part numbers? They are the same price so that's not it, what could be the difference?

    EBC Green Stuff brake pads-
    Ford Taurus (01 and up)
    3.0 #260774

    Ford Taurus (96-99)
    3.0 SHO, 3.2 SHO, 3.4 SHO #260775
     
  16. ultimatesho

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    i just got the calipers, pads, and rotors for a 95 continental, from Advance.......rotors were right but the calipers and pads havnt came in yet (suppose to b in in the mornin)

    they claimed the calipers came with pads, FN74 brackets, and all new bolts......well c if it dose or not tho
     
  17. thecrew2999

    thecrew2999 3.2 MTX SHO

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    sorry about what i said on the gen 3 brackets... i stand corrected they are exactly like LoudSHO92 said
     
  18. ultimatesho

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    its confirmed the Continental "DOSE" have the FN74 brackets

    got the calipers today and it has the FN74 brackets with pads and all.........was 50 somthin (before the core charge) if i remember correctly from Advance
     
  19. sdpatt

    sdpatt Sr. SHO Engr.

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    I just finished replacing the pads and rotors on my '96 upgrade setup. I took pictures of the newly repainted calipers. The images clearly show the "FN74" stampings on the caliper brackets and the "LS" on the calipers.

    The paint was Duplicolor silver that I used in order to match the wheels and eliminate the original aged brown finish of the calipers. I have regularly used the same paint on the rotor hats to keep the rust away on a new set of rotors.

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  20. NOTAURIUS

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    okay! it was me that pulled the two sets of brackets that day at the junkyard. Just for the record, they were off of a 2002 Taurus and a 2003 Taurus.
     

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