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Old 10-24-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Vehicle: 1992 ford musang t
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Default Rear Disc Brake conversion problems HELP!!!

I have a couple of questions I hope someone can answer.

I have an 8.8 factory 3.27 rear.
It has Ford Motorsport Adapters on the ends of the tubes for disc brakes
This rear was 4 lug. I had another rear thats was 5 lug converted, used those axle shafts in the disc rear and I cannot find a rotor that will fit.

I looked at all the rotors listed below
Lincoln Mark vii
mustang 94-95
Thunderbird turbo coupe

Mustang 94-95 was the closest but still too large in diameter. I work at a machine shop and can turn the outer diameter down and will work perfect but hate to go to all that trouble if there is a rotor that will fit. The calipers I have are explorer I believe, built in emergency brake.

Guys, let me know what yall think.

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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You say the diameter of the rotor is too large? What are you saying your not clearing your wheels? Describe to us your fitment issue a little bit better and we'll be able to help you a little better.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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the rotors are rubbing the calipers, they are rubbing the frame work of the calipers between the pads. I thought about grinding the calipers fo clearance but decided that I would rather modify the rotors than the calipers. With the hydraulic pressure I did not want to run the risk of weakening the frame work of the caliper.
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