I'm starting on a hub swap as my next project (AFTER I mount my new Bimarco grip halo seat) as I finally found a deal on 4 mustang 17" wheels for $100 (the ugly 94-95 17s for a reasonable price were harder than expected to find here in CA and I still need 2-4 more as race spares).
I now have a few questions:
1) I know I need (4) front hubs aka F6ZZ-1104-AA. Need four b/c I have two spindles on my car and two as race spares (because lemons racecar).
2) For the spindle attachment nuts, I see the ford part # quoted: F3LY-3B447-A
Q: However, when looking for front retainer nuts on ford parts websites, I find this part # instead: W710084-S439 for both tbird and mustangs. Is this the one I want?
3) Front Rotors: I know I will need to have (4) front rotors to match the new bolt pattern (again: on car + racespares) but since Mustang Rotors are so cheap ($20/ea on Rockauto), I'm not sure that redrilling them is worth the effort and/or labor cost. Any problems with using Mustang rotors? Tbird rotors are 10.87" and the Mustang rotors are 10.88". I'm currently using the mustang calipers (PBR swap) and mustang caliper brackets on my existing tbird spindles so I don't think the 0.01" will mess me up but it would be nice to get confirmation here.
Q: Please LMK if you think using mustang vs tbird front rotors will be an issue...
4) Rear hubs: I know i need to redrill them and MM has already offered me a DIY tool which should allow me to redrill both my rear rotors and the existing hubs. This means that i just need to buy new studs
ARP 100-7703 (1/2-20in or Moroso 46185 x 5)
Q: Since I believe my existing rear axle bearings are original (from 93-95 depending on which donor they came from), should I replace them? I dont' feel any slop with the wheel in the air but these have gone through a LOT of abuse over the last few years
Q: Do I need to pack the bearings with Moly grease during the install?
Q: If I do so, what do I need to replace besides the bearings themselves? I see a bearing retaining ring that they recommend you replace (at $1 that's a no-brainer) and I see other feedback that you should also replace the spindle nut. If so, what is the part # for the spindle nut?
Thanks in advance for your answers. As with my splitport and 5.0 swap, I'll write up a DIY when I start this project.