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    How do you determine who's disc brake conversion you have?

     



    This truck has 4 wheel disc brakes. I am unable to find the owner that put all of this together to drag race with. This truck needs new rotors but I cannot determine what year , make and model of vehicle they came off of or if this is a conversion kit. 9" narrowed Ford rear end and rotors as well as calipers are stamped Ford.

    I am starting to think I need to go buy another kit so "I" know what the heck is in this truck.
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    Looks like a Lincoln Versailles
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    A good OLD Ford dealer or one with the parts books can check the casting numbers on the calipers. But it looks like the Lincoln Versailles and that is a common swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    Looks like a Lincoln Versailles
    I agree, 1977-1978 Lincoln Versailles disk brake set up.

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    Caliper and bracket pictures for ID?

     



    I cannot find a new caliper bracket or caliper that looks like this.

    Center to center holes on caliper bracket is 7 3/4"
    Pads are 2" wide and 6" long
    Single piston caliper stamped FORD and it is all one piece

    The only way to remove the caliper bracket from the axle is to either cut it off or remove the bearing on the axle and slide the bracket off.

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    You mean like this ? Cardone has them, and rock auto has them...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Disc-Brake-....c100005.m1851

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    In this picture you posted. You need to remove the bolt that seen top center. The use a hammer and drift and slide out the retainer with spring. Then you can lift out the caliper.

    Wire Wheel, Wire brush what ever you got - clean it up all the sides and use plenty of never sieze during reassembly.

    I also wonder if your wheel studs aren't a problem. Looks like they are "un threading"?? Are they loose?
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    Thanks very much. No they are not loose. I have them taken apart so I can try and figure out what I have here.

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    Now if I can find an 11 1/2 inch rotor with 4.75 inch stud pattern and I am good to go.

    Thanks for the help
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    Have you checked rock auto ? Rears are 10.66 inches. Bolt Circle Diameter (IN)4.500
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...189032&jsn=662

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyW View Post
    Have you checked rock auto ? Rears are 10.66 inches. Bolt Circle Diameter (IN)4.500
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...189032&jsn=662
    Yes I checked Rockauto for rotors that match these. These rotors are 11 1/2" with 4.75" and 5" stud patterns in them. The pads are 2" wide and 6" long. These rotors have already been turned down to minimum thickness before I got them.

    My axles are aftermarket Strange Engineering axles with 1/2 x 20 set at 4.75" position.
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    "........Now if I can find an 11 1/2 inch rotor with 4.75 inch.........."


    Not saying they aren't out there somewhere, but what you have looks like Ford rotor that started out as a 5 on 5" bolt circle. You may be down to buying Ford rotors (1977-1978 Lincoln Versailles ? ) and taking them to a machine shop and having them redrilled for the 5 on 4 3/4" bolt circle.

    If you're brave (cheap) you could bolt the 2 drums together (hat to hat) with the 5" bolt circle and use the 4 3/4" holes as a drill guide/template to drill the new rotor.


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    Thank you for the cheap suggestion. lol good idea and I may do just that.

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    I have done just that with axels and never had a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    If you're brave (cheap) you could bolt the 2 drums together (hat to hat) with the 5" bolt circle and use the 4 3/4" holes as a drill guide/template to drill the new rotor.
    Just goes to show that you're never too old to learn a new trick. Thanks Mike.

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