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    Posted: 19-October-2012 at 6:13PM
looking for any and all info anyone may have on updating the front disk brakes.   I now have a set of mark 4 calipers and brackets so i can go up to a larger rotor.   I have been trying to find info on the police rotors  but am having a hard time finding much info at all about them.
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kversch,
  By upgrading are you referring to increasing the diameter of the front rotors? If so, Mark IV's used 11 13/16 rotors which is an increase over the 10 3/4" rotors that most Ford/Mercury intermediates came with. These Mark IV rotors use the very same wheel bearings, brake calipers and brake pads as the smaller rotor version uses, but there are differences in the caliper mounting bracket and the Mark IV rotor's bolt pattern being a 5 on 5" bolt circle whereas most Fords used the 5 on 4.5" bolt circle. There is an 11 13/16 rotor that Ford made with a 5 on 4.5" BC the problem is that it was made for '72 only and the differences in bearing size/location where it mounts on the spindle requiring a set of '72 front spindles from an LTD and possibly a Thunderbird or Torino, to use these one year only rotors to be able to be used. Another option is using the Mark IV rotors but having them redrilled for the smaller bolt pattern. There are aftermarket options available at considerable cost. I hope this helps, Todd
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Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

kversch,
  By upgrading are you referring to increasing the diameter of the front rotors? If so, Mark IV's used 11 13/16 rotors which is an increase over the 10 3/4" rotors that most Ford/Mercury intermediates came with. These Mark IV rotors use the very same wheel bearings, brake calipers and brake pads as the smaller rotor version uses, but there are differences in the caliper mounting bracket and the Mark IV rotor's bolt pattern being a 5 on 5" bolt circle whereas most Fords used the 5 on 4.5" bolt circle. There is an 11 13/16 rotor that Ford made with a 5 on 4.5" BC the problem is that it was made for '72 only and the differences in bearing size/location where it mounts on the spindle requiring a set of '72 front spindles from an LTD and possibly a Thunderbird or Torino, to use these one year only rotors to be able to be used. Another option is using the Mark IV rotors but having them redrilled for the smaller bolt pattern. There are aftermarket options available at considerable cost. I hope this helps, Todd
 
 I should have wrote "updating" instead of upgrading, sorry for my error. Todd
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Good info. I would like to upgrade as well and am looking into a 5 X 5 bolt pattern rotor off a GM truck, since I have a 9 inch with the disc brakes and that bolt pattern. Wonder what i would have to do to make that work?

Do you want me to pull the '72 spindles off for you that are on that Ranchero before I scrap it?
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Yes i am refering to increasing the sized, and possibility of going with drilled and slotted rotors.     I would like to stay with the 5 on 4.5  to avoid having to change the rear over.  (side question:  what years had 9in rears with a 5 on 5  to make for a relatively easy swap?)    So ford only offered the larger rotors in 1972?    Was there a 73 police rotor that was bigger?   Did it use the 73 spindles or would you still need to have a set of 72 spindles?

When i was looking on rock auto  they show a premium rotor for the police/taxi cars for both 72 and 73.  They show them to be the same rotors.  Both being the larger size.  The 72 are Raybestos pn: 6028R and the 73 are Raybestos pn: 6030R.    The stock rotors for 72/72 shair the same part number Raybestos pn: 6026R     

Now I also came across a NOS set of rotors on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/73-Ford-Galaxie-Torino-Ranchero-Mercury-Disc-Brake-Rotor-Pair-NOS-Police-Taxi-/400322875061?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d351a4eb5&vxp=mtr   The seller says they are 1973 Galaxie, Torino, Ranchero, Mercury police taxi brake rotors.  The ad says they are the larger diameter 11 23/32.    The part number listed is 6030.  Witch matches the rock auto part number from Raybestos.    The interchange part number reads D3OZ-1102-A.


What are the difference in bearing size and location from the 72 to the 73?
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A rear axle assembly from a '75-'76 T-bird as well as mid 70's Lincoln Mark series have the larger 5 on 5" BC as well as rear disc brakes(sometimes an added bonus), that will bolt right into the same brackets and use upper/lower rear control arms. Ford, IIRC, only offered the larger 11.72" diameter rotors with a 5 x 4.5" BC in '72(example '72 LTD).  A '73-on Police/Taxi rotor is basically a Lincoln rotor, by that I mean that it will bolt up to the '73-on Torino spindle(dimensionally the same as far as bearings, seal and bearing placement go). They designated that the rotor being Police/Taxi because of the larger rotor diameter being able to be used on an intermediate car line. If you look up bearings/seals for the front of a Lincoln Continental/Towncar or a '73-'76 Torino they will be identical, even though the Torino came with a smaller rotor with the smaller BC. I am not sure of spindle interchangability between the Lincoln & Torino though. Police and Taxi rotors of this era were almost always a 5 x 5" BC (I have never seen a 5 x 4.5" BC Police/Taxi front rotor of the 70's). I know the LTD spindle that would allow an 11.72" or so front rotor, is a bit "stubbier" than a later model spindle. The later model spindles spread the bearings further apart making for a more stable set-up with less force working against the wheel bearings. Another note is the overall height of the rotor of these larger diameter 5 on 4.5" BC rotors, they have a height that is about .30" shorter(remember the stubbier spindle design?), which could basically move the rotor's brake surface centerline (depending on bearing placement and/or spindle design). If you have a '72 Torino, the '72 LTD's larger rotors will work with the bearings but you will need to get the caliper mounting brackets because of the diameter difference. If you are working with a '73 then having the rotors re-drilled for the smaller BC is an option or changing the rear axle to the larger 5 x 5" BC is another. Sorry to be so long winded, just trying to give as much info I have discovered when I investigated going with larger rotors. I hope this helps. Todd
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That is great info. So, if I use my '75 spindles, I can utilize the Lincoln/Torino taxi rotors with no mods? What calipers and brackets would we have to use?
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

That is great info. So, if I use my '75 spindles, I can utilize the Lincoln/Torino taxi rotors with no mods? What calipers and brackets would we have to use?
 
Yes, you will just need to find/purchase the caliper mounting brackets that are used for the larger rotors for the conversion to be successful. The brackets will mount to both the Torino or Lincoln, the mounting points on the spindle are identical. You can also use brackets from other "big" car models of the 70's if needed. Models include, '75-'76 T-bird,'74-on Mercury Marquis, Lincoln Continental-Towncar-Mark series, Ford LTD and maybe a few others. The calipers, brake pads, brake caliper bracket bolts and caliper hardware are the same. Todd
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Todd this is all amazing info  thanks so much for the help so far.Thumbs Up
ok so I have the caliper mounting brackets I purchased from nick  http://forum.grantorinosport.org/nos-72-bumper-guards-police-calipers_topic7943.html

they were from a mid 70s mark 4.   so in order to use the larger rotors on my 73 gts  i just need to take the 72 spindles form the 72 gts parts car i have correct?  and use the rotors for a 72 police/taxi  and then I will still maintain the 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern in the front.  

so the 73 police/taxi i saw would be a 5 on 5 bolt pattern then or am i confused still.


I apologize for all the confusion and questions.  Slowly trying to sort all the technical info out in my head.
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Originally posted by kversch kversch wrote:

Todd this is all amazing info  thanks so much for the help so far.Thumbs Up
ok so I have the caliper mounting brackets I purchased from nick  http://forum.grantorinosport.org/nos-72-bumper-guards-police-calipers_topic7943.html

they were from a mid 70s mark 4.   so in order to use the larger rotors on my 73 gts  i just need to take the 72 spindles form the 72 gts parts car i have correct?  and use the rotors for a 72 police/taxi  and then I will still maintain the 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern in the front.  

so the 73 police/taxi i saw would be a 5 on 5 bolt pattern then or am i confused still.


I apologize for all the confusion and questions.  Slowly trying to sort all the technical info out in my head.
 
Yes, the '72 Police/Taxi(LTD) 11.72" rotors have the 5 on 4.5" BC and should mount to the '72 GTS spindles which are then mounted on your '73 chassis(starting to sound like that "One piece at a time" Johnny Cash song). The '73 and later Police/Taxi 11.72" rotors have the larger 5 on 5" BC(same as previously mentioned Lincoln's, Mercury's and larger Fords. Due to Ford doing strange things during the 70's you would be wise to do "hands-on" trial and error part fitament to be absolutely sure of part interchange. The ball joints look to be the same #'s for upper and lower for '72-'76 so you should be good to go there. I was confused LONG before this LOL. Todd  
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Kversch,
 As a side note, depending on when in '73 your GTS was produced, you may be able to install the larger rotors to the GTS spindles instead of having to swap to the '72 spindles. In late '73  Ford/Lincoln/Mercury went with their version of standardized bearings for their intermediate/fullsize car lines. Like I referred to in my previous reply, it's really a must to do a trial and error fitament of parts to ensure compatability. Good luck with your project and keep us posted on the outcome. Fordmuscle.com also has a write-up of doing this very same conversion, they have some  good info as well. Todd
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i was gonna point out regarding a reference to using 1973 parts somewhere up above...
 
just skip over thinking about using a 73 as a donor car unless you can verify that it's a late m/y build date with the 74+ style spindles. 73 was a transition year
 
Cardone 16-4083 & 16-4084 'bolt-on-ready' calipers include brackets
 
 
 
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I've been planning to upgrade to the 11.72" rotors but have had considerable difficulty finding the caliper mounting brackets. (Few yards around here have parts going back to the70s). Any ideas for sourcing them?
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I just sold a pair to Kversch a couple weeks ago, they were for sale on here. Brackets from a 70's Lincoln Continental are the same.
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Are these available used in JY only, or can they be purchased OTC?
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the Cardone numbers i listed above also apply to a 1974 Lincoln Continental
 
Cardone 'bolt-on-ready' calipers come with brackets
 
 
i didn't find caliper brackets available separately on the Cardone site but they do have ebay listings for brackets only, not sure what the PN would be for our app


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So something like this would make a good parts car to get a lot of the parts off?   Should this have a disk brake rear 9in to?  http://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/cto/3337068434.html
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