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XMod
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posted November 08, 2001 10:38 PM
xmod we have run pinto spindles for years i have two things to say they made pintos till 1980,and we use the rotors all the time for the exact reason you stated you have to drill them 4and1\2 on 5 then buy a5on5 adaptor which also widens your frt end and fyi the bobcat and mustang 2 spindles are the same


XMod
Member
posted November 21, 2001 09:19 AM
Also, adaptors do break. I ran a GRT and broke 2 in one year. You also can run the big GM stuff and turn the rotors down and use metric calipers. This requires some work on the spindles, but is well worth it the weight loss. I also believe these spindles are a little stronger than the ford stuff.


alkyholic
Member
posted November 21, 2001 10:59 PM
I ran the pinto spindles last year and got the rotors from speedway motors to fit. They are also a 4 3/4 bolt pattern. Found them in the speedway hot rod catalog. The rotor is only 9.5 inches. Seemed to work real well and strong


ford5
Member
posted November 25, 2001 03:19 PM
you can do all you want to a GM spindle and you cant get close to the weight of a pinto one they are very tough too! we've raced them now for yrs they will survive the same as any GM ones. the rotors are also a ton lighter! and the mass is closer to center. this all translates to a huge advantage far as i can tell just my opinion lol


holeshot
Member
posted November 26, 2001 02:22 PM
you can only get the bump close to the #2 spindles if you run the outer strut tube and heim end and space down about a 1 1/2 inch.


XMod
Member
posted November 26, 2001 05:25 PM
Its pretty simple to make a bracket to adapt the small metric caliper to use with the 9" pinto rotor.


XMod
Member
posted November 27, 2001 07:35 PM
Afco makes a bracket to fit the pinto spindle to be used with a Granada rotor and the GM metric caliper. That's what we use on my Ellis.


holeshot
Member
posted December 05, 2001 11:54 AM
what about the #1 spindle,I think the rotors are 1" smaller than the #2.how well do these bump and how much more do they wiegh over the pinto suff?