Any drum brake 428 Cougars?

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Any drum brake 428 Cougars?

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Post by cougarshaman » 29 Dec 2011, 20:33

In my trove of old mags, I found this write in question.
Any drum braked Cougars with 428 found? :lol:
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Post by Royce » 29 Dec 2011, 21:17

John Baumann restored a red / black / black '68 1/2 428CJ XR-7 about 15 years ago that had manual drum brakes and no power steering on the Marti Report, along with a 3.50 open rear axle ratio. The 4.30 ratio was the most common on '68 1/2 428CJ Mustangs so I do not doubt the letter at all, it sounds reasonable.

Except the part about a 350 horse Chevelle beating it. You would have to pull a couple of spark plug wires off a 428CJ Mustang to make it slower than a 350 horse 396 Chevelle.
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Re: Any drum brake 428 Cougars?

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Post by cougarshaman » 30 Dec 2011, 06:32

Maybe the guy was just a poor driver, Royce. :beerchug:

Interesting that a 428 car would be assembled with drum brakes. :bloated:
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Post by MercuryDon » 30 Dec 2011, 18:46

Whether true or not the belief at the time was that disc brakes cause a drag that hurt ETs ! So lots of buyer shyed away from ordering them for that reason. Also by ordering manual brakes you saved the weight of the booster.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
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Re: Any drum brake 428 Cougars?

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Post by Neonblack69 » 09 Mar 2013, 04:41

It is true the Chevelle blows him off, it was part of the bet when the Chevelle lost.

OMG please don't' ban me if that was not appropriate

Personally I would think the initial letter was written by a Chevy guy trying to dog on Mustangs
If you want to compare ratios compare 4:11 and 4:10 that is surprising , definitely 4:10s

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Post by calypsocoral70 » 26 Oct 2013, 11:14

Mine is a "Q" code w/ram air SCJ and it is manual drum and no power steering.
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Post by rcode » 27 Jan 2017, 18:39

Mercury Don hit the nail on the head. Most of the big time drag racers, when "ordering " a car, would specify drum brakes and non power steering. Made perfect sense weight wise. They'd also remove the spare tire, jack, back seat and any other non essential pieces at the track!

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