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70 Torino GT

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Category: Model Specific Forum
Forum Name: 1970/1971 Ford and Mercury
Forum Description: Technical discussion for 1970/1971 Ford and Mercury
URL: http://forum.grantorinosport.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=17120
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Topic: 70 Torino GT
Posted By: Jim Lee
Subject: 70 Torino GT
Date Posted: 24-May-2018 at 7:14AM

I bought a 70 Torino GT and would like some info and advice on changing over to disc brakes as the drum brakes really suck.LOL



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Posted By: normand
Date Posted: 24-May-2018 at 10:30AM
Welcome to the site!  There are several old posts using the search function on this topic.  Go into advanced search and select the 70/71 forum specific to your car.  Here is a link to one of the topics.  Hope this helps and good luck with the brake conversion.  I've found so many helpful posts here with my 72 GTS build!  If you don't see answers to your questions, I am sure somebody on this forum can help!

http://forum.grantorinosport.org/71-torino-500-drum-brake-conversion_topic13845_post141333.html?KW=disc+brake#141333" rel="nofollow - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/71-torino-500-drum-brake-conversion_topic13845_post141333.html?KW=disc+brake#141333


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 24-May-2018 at 1:56PM
welcome! i'm not really up on the 70/71's but i think they were like the mustangs... some drum, some power, some disc.... someone here should know more?


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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: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 24-May-2018 at 2:42PM
Welcome to the forum!  We'd love to see some pictures of your new Torino.  Here are the instructions on how to post a photo if you need them:
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=18&PR=3.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=18&PR=3.html
 
There are quite a few options out there for disc brake conversion kits.  Here are some from Master Power Brakes:
 
https://www.mpbrakes.com/front-brake-conversion-kit/ford-torino-1970-front.asp" rel="nofollow - https://www.mpbrakes.com/front-brake-conversion-kit/ford-torino-1970-front.asp
 
Here are some more at Macs Auto Parts:
 
https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_fairlane_torino/brakes/disc-brakes/complete-disc-brake-kits.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_fairlane_torino/brakes/disc-brakes/complete-disc-brake-kits.html
 
Good luck! 
 


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: 7T9_Tbird
Date Posted: 25-May-2018 at 1:22AM
If they're like the '65-'73 Mustang, '77-'80 Granada/Monarch/Versailles brakes should bolt up, spindle and all.  Plus, the Versailles came with a 9" disc brake rear(read; ultra-rare).  They do still pop up in the wrecking yards and Craigslist from time to time, and on Ebay. Good luck!

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John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau


Posted By: Jim Lee
Date Posted: 25-May-2018 at 10:39AM
I'm trying to get some pictures up of my 70 Torino GT.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 25-May-2018 at 12:16PM
I fixed your post for you Jim.  It might be easier to post one picture per post, then do a new post with another picture, especially if you are using a phone.
 
The car looks great!  Very nice Torino, and it looks to be in great shape.


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 25-May-2018 at 5:56PM
 looks great!

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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: Jim Lee
Date Posted: 26-May-2018 at 1:01AM
This 70 Torino GT was sold to me as an 75000 mile actual miles car, but it came from a dealership so it is anybodies guess if it really is, but it is really clean and straight. Brings back alot of memories as I bought a brand new one in June 1970. I love reading posts about all the cars, keep up the good work. Thanks for allowing me on the site. JIM


Posted By: torinojon
Date Posted: 27-May-2018 at 5:26PM
"77-'80 Granada/Monarch/Versailles rear disk brakes should bolt up"......it will not bolt into a torino 1970/1971.i put them into my cars but you have to cut the spring perches off and move them out  or in to make it work.the Granada disks have a bigger hub for the center wheel opening.not all wheels will fit the hubs....

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Posted By: torinojon
Date Posted: 27-May-2018 at 6:07PM
77-'80 Granada hubs have a large hub so the stock steel wheels on your car are 1969 (small hub) will not work....

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Posted By: 7T9_Tbird
Date Posted: 28-May-2018 at 2:33AM
I did this conversion on My '68 Mustang, I always thought the '70/'71 Torino was the same suspension setup. My bad.  As for the hub size, If you convert to disc's with anything other than stock '70/'71 parts, won't you have that issue anyway? Is there a aftermarket repop disc brake setup for these cars? Now I'm interested...Big smile

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John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau


Posted By: torinojon
Date Posted: 28-May-2018 at 5:03AM
the disk 9 works great in the mustang/cougar with no mods on the 65 to 73.you can not take a 1970 mustang rear end and put it into a 1970 torino.the maverick(later) and Granada use the large center hole in the rims were the torino(68-71) mustang(68-73) use the small center hole in the rims....

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Posted By: torinojon
Date Posted: 28-May-2018 at 5:24AM
bear brakes sells a rotor and better set of pads for the 1970 spindals.i talked to them about better pads for my montego set up and thats what thay told me.as for the other stuff idk.i still need to find out about better pads for the disk 9"..

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Posted By: Travis91
Date Posted: 11-June-2018 at 3:55PM
Nice looking car. It does look to be in great shape. I saw a 1971 Torino on memorial day weekend at the car show i drove my 73 to.


Posted By: papa scoops
Date Posted: 23-June-2018 at 12:26PM
If you need advice on converting to disc, you most likely won't have the skills to do it. Because of liability, most shops will want to do it their way, their parts, etc. (read: NO JUNKYARD STUFF!) yes, it's not cheap, but you did plan that in the cost factor when you bought it, right? also get the wheels you will use ahead of time (for custom fitment of brake parts) (you don't want 11 inch rotors if you're going to run 22's) for everyday regular driving, power front discs are fine, but it's only a few bucks more to convert the rear at the same time, maybe another 1k or so. Those were good looking cars. Phred

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phred


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 23-June-2018 at 2:47PM
If you are looking for some shine, I am parting ways with these soon.

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-John
72 GTS s code



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