Commonly Used
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A Code - A 4 barrel 289 Mustang
AFAIK - As far as I know
AOD - Automatic Overdrive Transmission
A/T - Automatic Transmission
BDB - MustangSteve's Annual Birthday Bash
BFH - A rather large hammer
BTW - By The Way
C Code - A 2 barrell 289 Mustang
FYI - For Your Information
IIABDFI - If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It (variation...ABDFI )
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IMHO - In my humble opinion
JMO - Just my opinion
K Code - A 289 High Performance (Hipo) Mustang
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
M/T - Manual transmission
N/M - No Message... Just read the title
P/B - Power Brakes
POS - Previous Owner Syndrome (sometimes means something
else, but either way is usually a result of previous owner's
inadequate or inappropriate repairs or mods.)
P/S - Power Steering
ROFL - Really Laughing
T5 - Five Speed manual transmission, typically 87-93 vintage
T Code - A six cylinder Mustang
TPNP - This Post Needs Pictures
WYAI - While You Are At It
WYAIT - While You Are In There

And, of course... 
ACTUALLY... means the writer believes you
are in error, and you are about to be set straight!

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(Unless you are BILLY WALTON)
Posted by Moe on 1/13/2006, 1:50 pm, in reply to
Yeah, But can anyone use all those acronyms in one post?

The T Code, A Code, C Code and K Code, AFAIK, could be equipped with A/T, although, IIRC, some had M/T. FYI,
AOD retrofits all codes even without using a BFH. BTW (IMHO), a T5 will work as well, but if you get the wrong one and
it breaks during a burnout, you will see me ROFL.
Some say the hobby is all about barrels of fun (BEG), some say it’s about what you want; P/B, P/S, even - LOL -
A/C. Actually, what it really comes down to, JMO, is IIABDFI. And when it is broke, there will always be tons of POS WYAI
things you'll find WYAIT, especially when $$ are short (ROFL).

But the REALLY important thing that EVERYONE who ventures into this hobby will soon know is the Sacred Law of Guru MustangSteve. Any automotive repair or restoration will take twice as long and cost twice as much as originally planned, even after careful prior consideration of MustangSteve's LAW!

May the Horse be with you always.

Technical Information


What bearings do I use for a 69 Mustang?

69 spindles have smaller axle on all except BOSS 302 and BOSS 429.  69 non-Boss spindles use A2 and A6 bearings. 70-73 spindles have larger diameter axle and use A12 and A13 bearings.

69 non-Boss spindles use smaller tie rod, same as 67-69 Mustang.

70 spindles use a larger tie rod that is a little larger than the 67-69 spindle, but smaller than the Granada spindle.

What hubs do I use on what spindles?

Hubs and rotors from 65-73 will fit either spindle as long as the bearings that fit the spindle axle are used. The OD of the bearings is the same for all years mentioned.

So, the 70-73 spindle has larger axle but the rollers in the bearings are actually smaller than the 65-69 bearing rollers.

Will your rear brakes work on the Torino (new style) bolt pattern?

Yes.  The big bearing cobra rear brackets will work with the Torino (new style) bolt pattern using 3/8” mounting bolts and will also fit the older style large bearing 9” flanges using ½” bolts.

The brake gap needs to be 2.50”.  That is measured from the outside of the housing flanges to the outside of the axle flange (where the rotor would fit, but not including the thickness of the rotor.

Brake Pedal FAQs