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drum to rotor conversion help
#1
so i found this on craigslist by my house
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/4466610661.html
did they have an option for rotors in 73? i was thinking of going to rotors on my 73 mach 1 and this would be a great cheap option if i can just bolt that on. any help is always appreciated!
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fonzogt25;188441 Wrote:so i found this on craigslist by my house
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/4466610661.html
did they have an option for rotors in 73? i was thinking of going to rotors on my 73 mach 1 and this would be a great cheap option if i can just bolt that on. any help is always appreciated!

Yes, my 73 Mach 1 came stock with front disc brakes. I used to have a 73 coupe that came that way as well.
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#3
awesome, mine has drums in the front, so can i buy that from craigslist and can i just put those on? or would there be other things id have to get or replace to make it work?

also, would my rims accomandate those? or would i have to buy new rooms for the brakes to have enough room to fit?
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fonzogt25;188446 Wrote:awesome, mine has drums in the front, so can i buy that from craigslist and can i just put those on? or would there be other things id have to get or replace to make it work?

also, would my rims accomandate those? or would i have to buy new rooms for the brakes to have enough room to fit?

Sure someone else will chime in that is a little more knowledgeable than i but you would have to get the brake calipers and brake hoses for it, as well of the discs and brake pads. As far as directly bolting up to your control arms not sure but im guessing it should work.
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#5
I'd be concerned if they are still available? The post is 2 months old.

Anyways I believe they will swap right out no problem you'd just need the calipers and new lines of course.
I'm guessing you don't have power brakes so if not you should be ok. I "think" with power brakes you would definitely need a pro portioning valve to set brake bias.


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#6
ok, well i will firstly find out if they are even available first and than i will go from there
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#7
I did the same thing to my car. I bought a 72 convertible for parts and used the spindles for my 71. Bolts right up. Like others said, calipers, rotors, wheels bearings, seals, hoses, pads....all can be had from any local parts store. That's another reason I like to stick with ford parts instead of aftermarket mismatched brake conversions. I bought a nice set of vented and cross drilled rotors off ebay for a good price too. Mine are non-power right now, but I will be swapping to power in the near future.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#8
You'll need as pointed out calipers, rotors, wheels bearings, seals, hoses, pads and proportioning valve/distribution block. Proportioning valves can be different for manual and power brakes as far as I was able to research. It depends is you are using factory parts or aftermarket. Master cylinders are different for drum and disk too.
Also if you look in parts catalogs you will see. It's more than just swapping out spindles but can be done fairly easy.
71-73 Mercury Cougars would work too. Same stuff. Like 98% of 7173 Cougars were power disk.
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mach1000;188492 Wrote:You'll need as pointed out calipers, rotors, wheels bearings, seals, hoses, pads and proportioning valve. Proportioning valves are different for manual and power brakes as far as I was able to research.
Also if you look in parts catalogs you will probably see master cylinder differences for manual drum, power drum, manual disk, power disk. It's more than just swapping out spindles but can be done fairly easy.
71-73 Mercury Cougars would work too. Same stuff. Like 98% of 7173 Cougars were power disk.

My car was manual drum brakes. I swapped to manual discs in the front and disc in the back. I have not changed out the proportioning valve or master cylinder and it has worked fine for several years now. But when I do change to Power, I will probably buy an adjustable proportioning valve from summit and I already have the Pedal assembly, booster and master cylinder for power brakes sitting in the garage.
So if you decide to stick with manual brakes your good to go. If you decide to go with power you need a bunch more stuff. Pedal, booster, MC, proportioning valve. All that fun stuff.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#10
If those are gone I have spindles or complete conversions out of the parts cars

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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