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    Posted: 13-April-2006 at 3:31PM

 

While we are on the subject... I got my 12" stuff in.. 72 Tbird Rotors, spindles, and the bearings/seals. I need to get some caliper brackets saturday. I might have this buttoned up by the end of the weekend.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-April-2006 at 4:34PM

Do you have to pull the caliper brackets from a 72 T-Bird or can you get them from any full size ford with the bigger front brakes?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-April-2006 at 5:04PM
ANy full size.. I'm getting mine from a 76?ish LTD. I knew I should have kept those Mark V brackets I had.. damn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-April-2006 at 4:35AM

Should be a good solution, just make sure to use a good pad and good fluid if you plan on abusing them.  (I used Raybestos Super Duty and you can actually feel them bite stronger after a 120mph stop.)

 

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460/C6/4.33 13.05@105.6

545/C6/3.56 11.52@117.8

More to come!!!!

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I had Raybestos SD shoes installed on my back brakes (drums) just before I went racing last Friday. I felt a noticable improvement in hauling 4,140 pounds of Torino down from 111 mph. Nice to get all the cob webs out from the winter and start testing my new parts.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-April-2006 at 5:10AM
I currently use carbon metallics.. and they really change from cold to warm! This should be interesting.
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soon i will be starting my own project!  I am not epereinced in rebuilding but do understand alot. I always try to fix my own truck

and sometimes have to take things apart more than once. Your advice to each other has already showed me alot of things that are going to make my car come together the rite way.you guys are great!  When my wife has a chance I will post some current pics of my 73 GTS Fastback. Step by Step I will dig all your experience.My goal is to stuff a 514/625 hp in it.Some people say its too much $$ to spend on an engine, but I spent more than that on snow machines that I havnt used this year,one thing for sure is that engine is an investment in my mind.    Just wanted to say thanks

 

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I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Your car will be a real ground shaker with a 514. I try to stick by the advice I read from an article about Warren Johnston who, although not a Ford guy, said "Always buy the best parts that you can afford". I have to admit that I've tried the cheaper parts however they are always the ones that bite you in the ass on race day. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-April-2006 at 5:20AM

Any progress on the front brake upgrade.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-April-2006 at 5:25AM

Best of luck Steve, it will be a screamer!  That 514 is well underrated and will give you grins till the the tank runs dry.  Just make sure you have the trans, driveshaft and rear to hold it, and some tires to deliver it..  (and the 3" exhaust, and good fuel system, etc)

Looks like there will be more fast full frames out there.  Gonna lose sleeper status soon.

 

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www.torinocobra.com

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-April-2006 at 6:32AM
Originally posted by galvarado galvarado wrote:

Any progress on the front brake upgrade.

Gene

Ask me tomorrow. I should have it completed tonight.

Saturday was "let's take a car out of the garage under the house, which has no rear end in it.. because the washing machine died". While it was out, I cleaned out the Elite a bit more, and spun it around on rollers.. so now it's backed in, ready to donate the 460 to my Cougar.

Sunday was Easter/Went to a Red Sox game.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-April-2006 at 9:45AM

That 460 will be nice in that Cougar.  Trying to imagine how it'll look under the hood.  Were Cougars available from the factory with 460's during those years?   

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-April-2006 at 9:46AM

I almost forgot, did you get to the brakes?  My condolences on the washing machine.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-April-2006 at 9:54AM

One side is done :-x I was tired, and it was dark. All the pieces as mentioned in that article fit together perfectly.

I'll post some pics tonight.

Also, no 460s factory in the 77-79s. 400 was the biggest I believe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-April-2006 at 10:47AM

This is Before

This is After... One side is flipped in the picture, to show the same side. Mainly, note how much dust shield is visible. I'm actually pretty pleased. this cost me $280 or so in parts, seeing as I reused calipers, pads, hoses, and wheel hub center caps.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-April-2006 at 2:26PM

Looking good.  I'm sure you'll notice the difference in stopping power once you get both sides on. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-April-2006 at 4:01PM

So this should show the real size of the rotor..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-April-2006 at 9:23AM
So that is a 72 T-Bird rotor?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-April-2006 at 9:51AM

Originally posted by GranTorinoSport GranTorinoSport wrote:

So that is a 72 T-Bird rotor?

 

You are correct sir. Autozone.com and rockauto.com have them in the $120-ish range.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-August-2006 at 5:02AM
Raybestos Brake Pads: SuperStop
Part Number: SSD50
Is this the pad you refer to? I could not find Raybestos "Super Duty", only Super Stop and Brute Stop, with the Brute Stop being the most expensive.
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