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1972 disk up-grade
« on: April 10, 2012, 08:06:22 PM »
I know, I got to use the search still....

Want to get some stopping power while I am changing springs.

Remember reading it can be done with machine work.....have to find it here ?
If any one knows where it is, please post a link ?

At work & will be away for weeks....

Two sites I had stored from the past.

http://www.heidts.com/mustang_ii_disc_brake_conversion_kits.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MUSTANG-II-11-BRAKE-KIT-FORD-5-x-4-50-PATTERN-/130409898583?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item1e5d092257#ht_1359wt_1159

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Mustang-II-Complete-11-Inch-Brake-Kit-Ford-Bolt-Pattern,2008.html


If someone has done this, please post what you did.

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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 09:08:09 PM »
Tried the search. After 2 tries it said: the server is stressed out, try later !  :o

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Found this though.....

http://www.fordpinto.com/pinto-faq/front-disc-brakes-(4-5-lug)/

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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 08:52:04 PM »
ive been looking at the kit too, some people tell me my single piston brakes are fine and others say change them but give me no information back. ive messaged turbopinto, the guy who wrote that write up and got no reply .... i dont wanna blindly attempt a brake swap

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im sure we are not the only ones

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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 12:06:52 AM »
I believe that Walt, fast64ranchero, recently did this to one of his 72's. Might be worth shooting him a PM.
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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 04:19:37 PM »
I added Wilwood disc to the front of my 71, everything fit fine I just had to do some shimming the get the caliper centered.
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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 09:29:57 PM »
I added Wilwood disc to the front of my 71, everything fit fine I just had to do some shimming the get the caliper centered.

What did you notice on braking after the up-grade ?

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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 02:59:49 PM »
Wish I could tell you, but it just sits in the garage, haven't driven it (and prob won't for a while)
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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 12:24:01 PM »
Granada rotors with the single piston gm calipers and the big drums from the explorer on the first diff  in my car where enough to paste you to the windshield.  tons of brake for a 2200 lb car
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Re: 1972 disk up-grade
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 05:26:29 PM »
I was searching this out myself & apparently Granada rotors mount right on the early spindles using the same bearings. Then you slightly modify the brackets for the GM metric calipers & they bolt right on.
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