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    Posted: 13-June-2015 at 6:19AM
Here is all the info in one place from another member pertaining to the FRONT Brakes.
THIS should answer all the questions for the swap to the LARGER 12" Factory rotors.
 
Just to add on to what is said below,
remember 72-76 GRAN TORINO refers to
72-76 Base model Torino
72-76 Gran Torino
72-76 Montego
72-76 Ranchero
74-76 Cougar
74-76 Elite
 
AFTER 76 the same Type 2 refers to
77-79 Ranchero
77-79 LTDII
77-79 Cougar
77-79 Thunderbird
 
 
upright/spindle: 2 variations available
 
TYPE 1 (smaller bearing)
-72 Ford Gran Torino
-72 Ford Thunderbird
-72 Ford Ranchero
-72 Lincoln Mark IV
-72 Mercury Montego

TYPE 2 (larger bearing)
-73-76 Ford Gran Torino
-73-76 Ford Thunderbird
-73-79 Ford Ranchero
-73-79 Lincoln Mark IV
-73-76 Mercury Montego

rotor/hub: 4 variations available

TYPE 1 (smaller bearing)
-72 Ford Gran Torino - 5 on 4.5" - 11"OD
-72 Ford Gran Torino (police/taxi) - 5 on 4.5" - 12"OD
-72 Ford Thunderbird - 5 on 4.5" - 12"OD
-72 Ford Ranchero - 5 on 4.5" - 11"OD
-72 Lincoln Mark IV - 5 on 4.5" - 12"OD
-72 Mercury Montego - 5 on 4.5" -11"OD

TYPE 2 (larger bearing)
-73-76 Ford Gran Torino - 5 on 4.5" - 11"OD
-73-76 Ford Gran Torino (police/taxi) - 5 on 5" - 12"OD
-73-76 Ford Thunderbird - 5 on 5" - 12"OD
-73-79 Ford Ranchero - 5 on 4.5" - 11"OD
-73-79 Lincoln Mark - 5 on 5" - 12"OD
-73-76 Mercury Montego - 5 on 4.5" - 11"OD

caliper bracket: 2 variations available
Remember to grab the backing plate as well

11"OD rotor setup
-72-76 Ford Gran Torino
-72-79 Ford Ranchero
-72-76 Mercury Montego

12"OD rotor setup
-72-76 Ford Gran Torino (police/taxi)
-72-76 Ford Thunderbird
-72-79 Lincoln Mark

calipers: 1 variation available

-72-79 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury intermediates and full sized
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Would I be able to use off of a 1972 formal top, front disc set up and and the rear drums on a 67 mustang. Why because the 72 is a parts cars I just have sitting in the back yard plus it's been rear ended bably. With that being the suspension is is still good and has been pondering my mind on how to figure it out. Perhaps someone can help?? Plus the 72 has some nice wheels that would look great on the mustang.
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I wondered if there is a caliper made for either size small bearing rotor that had more than one piston? I am using 1975 Torino small bearing front brakes on my 1964 Galaxie drag car and would like a little better braking!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-October-2017 at 12:28PM
Want multi-piston???
Look at 67-71 Thunderbird. Multi piston Kelsey-Hayes set-up.
It may also be used in some of the 65-72 Fullsize fords.
Also there was a 4-piston system for 64-66 Thunderbird.


Edited by Big Bird - 14-October-2017 at 12:33PM
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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Thanks Big Bird !! I will look into those calipers !!
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Heh Big Bird, how close to fitting are rotors from a 65-69 Mustang? Guy that called me has a complete set up for racing that he wants to sell me?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-October-2017 at 3:28AM
That I don't know. I do know the 62-64 Galaxie is a different front end than the 65-78 Fullsize.
I would start measuring the bearings, spindle depth (space between bearings), and offset/centering of disc on the hub.
Easy way to swap to discs would be to find a spindle assembly that bolts on.
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This is just a suggestion but you might want to contact the manufacturer of the Mustang brakes and see what they have to say about using them in a larger and heavier Torino. If nothing else they might suggest a different proportioning setup.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-October-2017 at 6:48AM
digging into Rockauto listings I'm only seeing the 4 piston T-bird caliper as late as 1967,
1968 + shows a single piston unit
 
A-1 Cardone 184402 Right side & 184403 Left side are the 4 piston jobs,
Centric also lists numbers for calipers with hardware and loaded with Posi-Quiet pads + hardware
 
LTD & Galaxie also show the same calipers for 1967
 
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will the 1967 multi-piston calipers bolt directly to the spindles in place of the later caliper brackets? 
 
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also the 1967 T-bird uses a 2 piece rotor hub?
 
i wonder if the rotor centers the same as a 1972+ Intermediate?
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The 67 spindle/Knee assembly will bolt up. Don't think the rotor or caliper will work on any other spindle.
There are several different calipers/rotors in the 67-71 era, and I never tried mix and match parts, just complete knee assemblies, because we knew it worked, and that there were mix and match fitment issues. Ball joints, LCAs come to mind. Some LCAs have a deep spring pocket, which lowers the car about an inch (Think those were thunderbird, don't remember)
For bigger brakes on the 67-70 Mustang, look at Fairlane/Torino 66-71. Mustang 67-70 is a stubby Fairlane Chassis. (As is 66-69 Falcon)
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OK duh i just looked at my spindles and the caliper bracket bolts are for/aft/perpendicular rather than parallel to the spindle
 
now tell me i have some crazy spindles from something that won't work Confused
 
i recall a member here that had different LCA's and a ride height issue ...
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