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vince88
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posted February 08, 2005 07:20 AM  
i seen a set of metric rotors on ebay, that fit pinto spindle. can anyone tell me what has to be done to metric rotor and what races and bearings i would need to use.
the reason is i have a set of metric rotors on a bent champion chassis and just got a dwa with pinto spindles
thanks

dirtbuster
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posted February 08, 2005 07:40 AM  
Depending on what year the metric rotors are will make a difference. But I know some people say you can put the metric on the pinto spindle and use the pinto outer bearing/ race and metric inner. Others say the outer race needs to be moved in to get everything to fit right. If you have the big bearing metric which i beleive is 79' up I think those are the ones they say will fit. You could try bolting them on and see what happens. Also you will need different brake brackets as teh metrics are 10.5" diameter and the granada hubs that were prob on your DW are 11".

vince88
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posted February 08, 2005 08:04 AM  
thanks for the info...Guess i should just get some granada rotors

dirtbuster
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posted February 08, 2005 08:12 AM  
I have an extra set of granada hubs w/ bearings and everything i'd sell if you are interested. PM me and we'll go from there.

[This message has been edited by dirtbuster (edited February 08, 2005).]

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted February 08, 2005 04:24 PM  
Hey guys I have a question. I run a metric chassis with factory metric lowers and pinto spindles with granada rotors. Everything works fine, but the lower control arm has to be modified to keep from hitting the rotor. My question is this: I seem to remember someone on here saying of somewhere you could get rotors that would clear the lowers with no modifications. Does anyone know where I could get those?
Thanx!
Dale

dirtracer14
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posted February 08, 2005 10:22 PM  
The 82 and up s 10 rotor fits on the pinto with the pinto bearings...i think the part # is a-12 and a-13 Thrust. It was real easy to do ..but it has to be the 82 and up. The only prob was that i had to make a cotter pin to make sure the castle nut didnt back off.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted February 09, 2005 12:27 AM  
Does the metric caliper to pinto spindle adaptor still work with these rotors?
I have two S-10's at my house so I may rob them off and put them on my race car!

dirtbuster
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posted February 09, 2005 08:44 AM  
dirtracer14,

Did you have to make the cotter pin for the castle nut because the the outer bearing and nut were set furthur out on the spindle? I have talked to a couple places that said the outer race needed to be sunk into the hub furthur.

dirtracer14
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posted February 09, 2005 09:48 PM  
Yes it went in farther and it left a gap between the hole and the nut...nut much but to much for me so i just peen the cottor pin over the nut so it cant move.

flyin747
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posted February 11, 2005 06:53 PM  
Aren't the s-10 and metrics the same? Are the rotors larger on the s-10?

dirtracer14
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posted February 11, 2005 08:22 PM  
I just use s10 as a example because they are the easy ones. The midsize gm cars from 82 up should be the same. If you goto the parts store and ask for midsize gm its possible to get the wrong bearing but if you ask for a 82 s-10 they should be right. Its been 2 years since i did it but if i remember right its the 74 pinto bearing race thats the same size as the s-10 so you get pinto bearsing that go in the rotors and fit on the spindle. Sorry if i confused you.

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