I installed a rotor on the spindle, and placed the caliper on the rotor with the brake pads in place, making sure there was clearance between the caliper and the rotor. I applied a small amount of air pressure through the brake fitting opening so the piston would clamp down on the rotor, and I used a transfer punch to mark the holes in the plate.great write-up,thank you.My question is what determined where you drilled the two mounting holes in the brackets?I understand they need to line up on the spindle,but in the pic you can see that they are offset from center.
The bearings and races were exactly the same from the Falcon to the Granada, but I would compare what you have in your application. I use the Impala caliper as I have used if in the past on my circle track cars and it is usually easier to find and the difference in rotor thickness affects nothing, no binding etc. The Camaro caliper would work as well.This is a very interesting thread. It caught my eye a coupe days ago. Ive done a little research and have a couple questions.
1. The impala rotors are almost 1/2" thicker than the granada's. Was wondering if the piston being extended that much farther will have any neg effect? Binding ect.. Maybe a 70 camaro caliper would be better. Its 1/4'' thinner than the impala with the same size piston and bolt pattern.
2. I also compared the 2 diff wheel bearings between my 67 mustang and the granada. The outer races are slightly different on the i/d so i would think it would be important to change the races in the new rotors to the ones made for whatever you are putting them in. I will be attempting this on my mustang soon and any input would be appreciated...
6174029 is the number I have.Also, I am having trouble finding the 3/16" inverted flare to #4 adapter fittings on speedway's website, the part number you posted comes up with several different sizes but not the 3/16 to #4 fittings you describe. There is an "item" number next to each one of those do you happen to have that?