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« on: March 24, 2017, 03:39:20 PM »
What is the difference between 73 and 74 rotors for pinto cannot find rotors for 73
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Re: Brake rotors
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
Go to this link and then scroll down to Dick's post #4 http://www.fordpinto.com/pinto-faq/front-disc-brakes-(4-5-lug)/

Afterthought - about 8 years ago. I'm downloading my Pick A Part 50% off sale items into the trunk of my wife's car (who has come to pick me up). I comment that I was thinking of getting a set of '73 rotors that looked very decent. She says, "Why don't you go back, I'll wait."  Already lying on the ground all I had to do was pick them up. For less than $15 out the door I have a spare set. Today, if you can even find them..., they are about $115 each the last I looked.  Thank you Dear Wife!

So, yea, the 71-73 rotors are an endangered species.

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Re: Brake rotors
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 05:11:29 PM »
Go to this link and then scroll down to Dick's post #4 http://www.fordpinto.com/pinto-faq/front-disc-brakes-(4-5-lug)/

Afterthought - about 8 years ago. I'm downloading my Pick A Part 50% off sale items into the trunk of my wife's car (who has come to pick me up). I comment that I was thinking of getting a set of '73 rotors that looked very decent. She says, "Why don't you go back, I'll wait."  Already lying on the ground all I had to do was pick them up. For less than $15 out the door I have a spare set. Today, if you can even find them..., they are about $115 each the last I looked.  Thank you Dear Wife!

So, yea, the 71-73 rotors are an endangered species.
Thank goodness I did the same 10 yrs back.

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Re: Brake rotors
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 10:18:43 AM »
I have a new pair of rotors.  Shoot me an offer.

Five years ago I bought a "71 hatch built for road racing and then three months later lost my job.
I have had a couple jobs since then, but, none good enough to support racing.  While prepping the car
for an autocross, I found some pistons had smacked some valves (no wonder the price was so good).  Pulled the
motor and found chassis damage that is un-repairable. So, I'm selling parts.

I have been around road racing for a long time and have crewed for several cars, so, its not that I went into the
deal unaware of those potentials. Just disappointed. On the surface the car looked pretty good and was looking
forward to harassing some Hondas.