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Has anyone on this site actually installed the A arms from Hotchkiss?
I need to buy tubular arm for header clearance 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BackInBlack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-September-2020 at 11:18PM
I thought Hotchkiss made the a arm for a galaxy but never sold it.  Littleshop was te only shop I found.
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Hotchkiss put the arms into production but only list them fitting Galaxies despite the fact the upper arms are the same part number as early1972 Torinos. No one as of yet has tried them to my knowledge. They are very pricey.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-September-2020 at 2:49AM
For control arms you have to match the ball joint basically, top and bottom.

The spindles are made for certain wheel bearings so obviously only some rotors can work. I hunted for a bigger rotor in the early 80's, and I missed the later 70's choices. I ended up with a 71 Lincoln spindle and rotor, about that 11.75" size, but has a 5x5" bolt circle. I had slot mags back then which have slotted lug nut holes, worked on both ends. But that wasn't a good idea, I'd been looking for a way to undo that since.
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I doubt those brakes would work. I have all the parts and size and what other cars it interchanges with in this thread:
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Thanks Vince, I recall reading a brake thread years ago, that one will help me. I like brake upgrades, and if the parts aren't bad, I do it if I can.
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Galaxie a-arm next to a Hotchkis arm (Pic from a thread on the interweb, Grassroots Motorsport)
We used to swap in Torino Knee assemblies (upper, lower, and spindle) to add disc brakes to the 65-68 era galaxies. Hotchkis a-arms and lowers should fit just fine in a Torino. Don't know if Hotchkis is using standard balljoints or some goofball balljoint and spindles, because when i saw the price on them i lost interest.
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I think the Hotchkis arms come with shafts, bushings and ball joint.
That could be some of the price difference.
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