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i actually have a set of new bendix PDR0340 drums that are supposed to be for the '77 granada (same as centric 12261014). are you saying that even though the friction surface mics out at approx .250" wider and the overall height approx .200" taller they would work? they have the correct diameter register hole and are very nice finned drums. kinda heavy though. maybe i've got the wrong part number?
another question: the stock maverick drum has a 2" friction surface but the shoe friction material in my drums is only 1.75". i've got an old falcon ranchero 8" and the brakes on it are the same way. wonder why they're not taking advantage of the total width of the friction surface on the drums. or do i have two sets of drum brakes with the wrong shoes in them? these cars are gettin kinda old so anything is possible i guess.
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In the early 80's, I carpooled with a guy that had a Maverick with a v8. Wasn't a Grabber, I believe.

Around 85/86, he bought a 4 wheel drive BMW. (One of the very early ones.) I drove his car frequently.

Comparing my very nice 85 TurboCoupe with the BMW was night and day with respects to shifting. The Beemer was like butter. A very smooth driving car.

Another guy in our pool had an early Mazda Turbo. Felt a bit peppier than my TCoupe.
 

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I hate to tell you this but you have a few misprints. Mavericks never did have a 9" in them or a 302 4V. Even the eailer Grabbers. But that's not to say someone didn't put that stuff in there. Just wasn't Ford.
And none ever did come with a 302 4V in them or a 9" posi rearend. Now there was a few that did have some bigger engines as options in them. But they got really bad gas mileage.
And yes I do have a 69.5 Mav setting in my lot. VERIFIED, 59K miles
 

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i am currently the proud owner of one of the very last maverick grabbers ever produced...my dad bought this car brand new in 1975...it was one of roughly 5700 grabbers produced that year, and it was the last year for the grabber option...
actually it was 8473 produce number Grabbers with 302 2V, 4 spd or auto and 8" rearends 2.79-3.00. Some did have posi 8", but mighty few.
 

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Mavericks and Comets (69-77) never had factory 4bbls, 9" rear ends or 4 speed transmissions. Frome 70 - on they had 8" differentials, 200,250, or 302 engines with only a 2Bbl on the 302. Some of the 8" differentials used a 4 lug axle until 73 when they all came with the 5 lug axles.
 

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Listen folks, This guy may be confused about the 9" rear, I mean there is no diffrence in the 8 and 9 visibly... He may be confused about the Air Brakes... (likely Air Shocks)... And, he may be confused about the 4V on it. (Ford did not make a 302 4V after 1971)

BUT!

MY 1971 Maverick 302 2V C-4 8" rear that I owned from 1983 to 1985 (The first car I ever bought with my own money)
Was WHOOPED every weekend by a 1971 Maverick Grabber with a 302 BOSS and a 4V on it. I swear to God! Honest Injun!

It was that Beautiful Blue they had then, it had the Air Grabber hood, Rear Traction Bars, Giant 60 series 15" slick looking street tires, little 14" pizza tires on the front, even the hood pins looked good on it.

I raced him outside the town of Cleveland Utah every time I drove past if he was outside washing it. It was brilliant! It was a BOSS and it was a Grabber, and it was a 4V, and it kicked my ass lots!



The stranges thing is the kid and his father bought the car from FORD with the BOSS in it!
Special order maybe?

By 1975 the only boss out there was Boss Hog on re-runs of the Dukes of Hazzard....



FE
loved my blue 2door 76. it had the 302 and it could go. on a side note Dukes of hazzard didnt start reruns of its 1979 tv show till well into the 80's
 
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