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I finally received my ECI unit. As always the instructions were done on a typewriter with two hand drawn diagrams that offer very little insight. Does anyone have any magazine articles with the install? On a Mustang too? Got a scanner?

Here it is so you know what I'm talking about:

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Boy does that look familiar...I designed something like that back in 81 as a poor mans trans brake for my race car...ran off brake pressure with a line loc button...

Didn't really help my RT's so I took it off.....

What do you need to know?? Install looks really straight forward...much better design than mine...

Not a bad price either....is it aluminum or steel?

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It's steel I guess. Has that goldish grade 8 finish to it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif whatever you call it.

The pain is going to be getting it dialed in from a runout point of view. I'm gonna need some kind of gauge to measure it. Don't want this thing rubbing and causing excessive heat etc.

I know someone saw an article on this, wanted to see how the magazines hooked it up to the cable (that it comes with). If it all works the price is not bad at all.

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finish....gold iridite

runout....you can use a pointer made from welding rod or a stiff coat hanger and feeler guages if you don't want to buy a dial indicator...

.003-.005 at edge would likely be acceptable.....less would be better but this isn't a service brake...just remember though that it will be spinning engine rpm, which is much faster than wheel rpm..

I'd like to see the disk edge machined concentric with the yoke after it's mounted but hey, that's me...

Post back if you have further questions...

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They call for less than .010" of runout. Suggest using a dial indicator mounted on a magnetic base --- think PepBoys has one of those?

The kit comes with spacers that you file down to get proper alignment, they do suggest "camachining" if you have the rear out of the car. When I up the gears at a later date I will "camachine" it.

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Pep Boys might and Post Tool or Harbor Freight definitely would have the dial indicator...for that kind of tolerance, a 30-40.00 indicator and base would likely do..

Smart move on the machining......no easy way to grab the pinion housing with the pinion still in it (unless you have a really big center hole in the chuck) although you could grab the pinion rear bearing race and center on the front of the pinion to machine the surface and outer OD of the disc after mounting...

That way you preserve your pinion depth and bearing preload....

You'll be re-doing all that when you change gears so, unless it's bad, I agree with waiting..

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Try Sears for the dial indicator, they had them at my local store. If you can't find one locally, Summit
sell there "Tune a cam" kit that has a magnetic base and dial indicator plus degree wheel. Did you get the ECI brakes also, if so how do they look and work. I was thinking about there rear brakes.

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Jay, I'm the one who had seen the article previously. It was in a Classic Trucks magazine. The install was not on a Mustang (obviously), but was on a Ford 8"/9" rear. The article was based on a prototype of the ECI unit, but the small differences were explained clearly IIRC. I can scan the article, but it may take me a few days. If I get it to you by Monday, would that be alright? I'll try to do it tonight, but we'll see what happens.

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I just picked one up at Sears ... $74 dang it. I'm gonna see if I can find it cheaper on the Web before I open it. Not much to the thing for the money.

I did not use ECI brakes just the parking brake setup. I went with Aerospace Components on all four corners (pics on my Web site) and a Wilwood MC (will replace with my JMC paper weight when I pull the engine, etc. next winter).

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Well I found the easiest way to install this thing... I hired my younger brother to do it. I'm working on a couple other things and he is not working, so.

One thing that worries me on the install so far is the disc being so close to my Flowmasters. Actually the disc fits fine but the mounting bracket that holds the 'caliper' has me a bit worried. We will see.

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