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The specific question is in regard to brakes, and Fan belts, but there are others.

For example,

Rear brake backing plates, these are 6 cylinder but what is the specific application:

Wager FF-50354 FF-50355 and a different pair that look similar: Wager FF57749 FF57748

V8 backing plates:

Kelsey Hayes 48620 and 48621 and a similar set K/H 70867

Brake Levers

Bendix 302141-L
Bendix 3208980-L
K/H 48755
47853 and 47852

Lots of different numbers on front backing plates.

Doing google searches bring up either nothing, or they fit everything

Same with ebay. The same number will show up fitting 6 and 8 cylinders 65 66 or 67 - 70, when they are different, and that does not count Falcon Comet etc.

So is there a "master list" somewhere of what these things fit or the application?

Shifting gears:

Fan belts

All sorts of lengths, widths, etc. A 1965 power steering V8 might have different belts based on Eaton or Ford PUmps, or even if the car also have power steering.

Is there a "master list" that says what the width and length belts are need for what applications?

That would be great at swap meets where you see the "Any belt for $1" box.
 

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Remember, before computers, when you'd go to the local auto parts store, and the folks behind the counter had a rack of parts texts, by manufacturer, that easily ran 10-20 linear feet??

You would have to find a full set of the old parts store racks, complete, somehow mount it all on a small trailer that you could pull with a golf cart, and then.. and only then... Would you be ready to hit the swap meet with the necessary research tools..
 

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69 is correct. Years ago, there was a collection of "parts interchange" books. Most better wrecking yards had a set to match their part to your car.
 

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