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Old 03-28-2014, 02:38 PM   #15
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I think the drums were better than the disk brakes. We had a 76 F350 and it had disks but the brakes were still crap. I had a 92 F350 and it had the same crappy brakes. My Excursion has good brakes though.
but the mass of the Ex make it hard to stop... "The brakes are huge four wheel ventilated discs at each corner with standard antilock. Pedal feel was strong and linear. Stopping this much mass is going to take some distance, but the brakes were fade free and powerful. Figure stopping distances in 60-0 panic stops to be 20 percent greater than your average family sedan."

For the Ex 60 to 0 braking distance is 167'. Our car does it in less than 120'
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:47 PM   #16
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I have the required information (I think).

The truck is a 302 V8.
Axle ratio is 3.25
3 gear stick
No air

Thanks.
I had a 1970 Mustang.
It had a 4v 302 V8
3.50 gears (31 spline nodular 9") HD truck rear end
4 speed top loader stick
No air.

I suspect the Mustang from that era would make a better TV than the F100 pickup.
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The steering, not just brakes, would rule it out, IMO.
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A Galaxy 500 with a 390 would be a better tv.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:34 PM   #19
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All large trucks are going to be harder to stop. I do know that my Ex handles better than a pickup because the weight distribution is MUCH better. It will always take longer to stop something of more mass. This is one of Newton's laws. It is not a flaw of the Ex. I will still take a big truck over a touring egg and that is just my personal preference. My Ex will be on the road when the eggs all have cracked shells.

The old Fords with disk brakes did not have brakes good enough to stop the wheels from moving so the mass was a secondary issue. They did not have enough boost.

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but the mass of the Ex make it hard to stop... "The brakes are huge four wheel ventilated discs at each corner with standard antilock. Pedal feel was strong and linear. Stopping this much mass is going to take some distance, but the brakes were fade free and powerful. Figure stopping distances in 60-0 panic stops to be 20 percent greater than your average family sedan."

For the Ex 60 to 0 braking distance is 167'. Our car does it in less than 120'
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