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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2014 at 12:59PM
You probably could. We used to get the whole assembly and swap it. when we were doing this, torinos were fairly new and usually had good ball joints, bushings, etc. This kept all the parts single source for replacement down the road, and the ball joints LOOKED different so...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-February-2014 at 10:33AM
clarify please;

1975 LTD spindles on a 72 Torino will use 74+ Torino 10.7" rotors

1975 LTD caliper brackets on 1972 Torino spindles will use 1972 T-bird 11.8" rotors
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-February-2014 at 12:50PM
On a 1972 torino, a 1975 spindle will allow use of any big bearing rotor. (5x4.5 bolt pattern 10.7 rotors OR 5x5 bolt pattern 11.8 rotors)
spindles are the same as follows - 1973 up to 1978 in fullsize ford, 1973 to 1979 intermediate. (Reportedly SOME early 1973 models may use the earlier spindles/bearings)
caliper brackets from 1972-1976 Thunderbird/Mark IV, 1977-79 Mark V with 4 wheel disc, or 1973-1978 fullsize will bolt on and allow use of big rotors. If you use 1972 spindles, you can use 1972 thunderbird rotors and have a 5x4.5 bolt pattern.
1975 LTD caliper brackets will allow use of 1972 torino spindles with 1972 thunderbird rotors. (as would 1972 thunderbird caliper brackets)
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I hope that's a Yes cuz I just pulled the trigger on these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181308663596?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

with my small brackets & 75 spindles I can run $30 rotors    

with the big brackets & 72 spindles I can run $120 rotors

so far I like this deal, Blueoval wants $220 for just the big brackets




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I did the same. Started with a hole-saw to loosen the rubber. Heated them with a torch and then sandblasted the sleeves. Inserted the poly bushings.
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Wow, great information, love and appreciate the legwork. I found Moog online as well as Energy suspension parts which carries a complete polyurethane kit. ESP does mention that poly is a stiffer ride and more road noise. I love the idea of a kit though. Has anyone used the ESP or poly kits? Is Moog the way to go? I haven't seen a kit yet. If I order the prescription in this thread, it should replace all the rubber in my suspension?
Thanks for spoon feeding me.
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i have poly in my car and most all my other cars, easier to replace and last longer impervious to gas and oilWink
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For the rear suspension, poly is all you can find anymore for the upper control arms.  Most of the replacement rubber bushings are no longer available, unless you find some old stock.  The rubber lower bushings are not adjustable for pinion angle like the OEM bushings.  The poly does stiffen up the rear end quite a bit, but it also keeps the rear axle well planted, eliminates any lateral play, and usually gets rid of wheel hop issues.  You can still get rubber for the front suspension but poly is also available.  As for the poly kits, I used Energy (black) on my car, no complainants at all.  I also used Moog and Spicer for all my front end components.  All were good quality, but probably more money than buying a PST kit.
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