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Topic: Rear disc brake conversion
Posted By: zjosh
Subject: Rear disc brake conversion
Date Posted: 27-November-2017 at 12:01PM
After reading a few threads. I not clear did anyone know who sells a rear disc conversion kit or what is the best one for a 1974 torino ? I found Wilwood has one but they do not have anything that matches the front.
Thanks Tom



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Posted By: Nuggets
Date Posted: 28-November-2017 at 1:29AM
No front kit exists so you won't find a rear that matches

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Barnaby

429 powered 73 Stripper.....no comfort, just noise!


Posted By: aquartlow
Date Posted: 28-November-2017 at 4:22AM
Originally posted by Nuggets Nuggets wrote:

No front kit exists so you won't find a rear that matches
 
Actually they "supposedly" do, but hold on to your wallet Shocked:
http://baer.com/1974-1976-Torino/" rel="nofollow - http://baer.com/1974-1976-Torino/
 
Never have seen this kit installed, but for that price it better stop on a dime and give 9 cents back.
 


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Yeah, It's a Hybrid...It burns gas and tires.

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Posted By: aquartlow
Date Posted: 28-November-2017 at 4:29AM
Originally posted by zjosh zjosh wrote:

After reading a few threads. I not clear did anyone know who sells a rear disc conversion kit or what is the best one for a 1974 torino ? I found Wilwood has one but they do not have anything that matches the front.
Thanks Tom
 
Although I have a rear disc conversion on my Ranchero, I have never done a rear disc brake conversion on a "Torino bearing" rear housing, but from what I have read using Ford Explorer parts allows this conversion to be affordable and the replacement parts can be easily sourced from your local parts store. Just remember you will be also replacing other things, like from a disc/drum MC to a disc/disc unit and sometimes the pedal rod ratio will need a "tweak". Good luck. 


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www.supermotors.net/22468
Yeah, It's a Hybrid...It burns gas and tires.

No matter how good she looks, somebody, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t.

Beauty is skin deep, ugliness goes clear to the bone.


Posted By: fordismyboss
Date Posted: 28-November-2017 at 5:12PM
I'm guessing your '74 has a big bearing 9". I recently finished a rear disc conversion on my small bearing 9"('72). It's the same deal just need the explorer or large bearing disc set-up. You'll need a disc-disc master cyl, proportioning valve, and a parking brake solution too. Lot's of stuff on this forum and the web for big bearing 9" disc conversions and I found it to be very rewarding. New rear wheel bearings and disc brakes make a much better riding, driving and braking Torino. You will notice the difference!

Keep us posted!  


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-November-2017 at 5:59PM
you could do the lincoln mark 4 or mark 5 big disc swap, i did on my 74 it's mostly bolt on just a few minor mods. only drawback is they use a 5 on 5 bolt pattern wheel or redrill rotors


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: MrSmog
Date Posted: 28-November-2017 at 7:36PM
I thought everyone was goin to V8 explorer 8.8 disc rears now?


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Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 29-November-2017 at 3:43AM
are the v-8 explorer  calipers different that the run of the mill v-6 one's? i just thought they were kinda small IMO


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: MrSmog
Date Posted: 29-November-2017 at 6:07AM
I have no idea, but seems thats all most guys talk about on the facebook car pages. v8 explorers are worth more in parts then they are as a runnin drivin vehicle lol


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Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.



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