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ss11
Member
posted November 06, 2003 06:12 PM
I don't think they will work???? I think the bearing is inset too far and it hit. I use Granada rotors with Pinto...


dirtracer14
Member
posted November 06, 2003 07:03 PM
They work just fine....get a set of 82 s 10 rotors and them just put the pinto race and bearing in there. When you put the nut on it you may have to add some washers to keep the nut from backing off.


ss11
Member
posted November 06, 2003 07:40 PM
Craig...so tell me again why I am paying $ 100ish per rotor (granada)??? What year rotor are we talking and can you get it at Napa???


dirtracer14
Member
posted November 06, 2003 08:28 PM
Hey mark not sure why you pay $100 ish....but ill sell ya a set for $100 ish lol Ya they are nothin special.... im a poor racer so i have to do lots of research to save $$ I also run the allum adapters so it worked out just right.... I will try and dig up the bearing # but the rotors were from a 82 s 10 the 78 to 82 metrics Wont work they had a different bearing. But if you go get bearings for a 78 pinto and drop them in the 82 or newer rotor they should be just fine....also use the pinto seal. Then make a washer for the spindle nut and your good to go


ss11
Member
posted November 06, 2003 08:29 PM
I would look at afco's rotors ready to go 5/8 studs 5x5 and a little lighter. I don't remember the price but with bearing kit and dust cap less than $90.00. They are made by US Brake.


driver27
Member
posted November 07, 2003 07:46 AM
Go a step further and put on the replacement PINTO rotors.You will find them in Speedway Motors catolog in the street rod section .They are 5 on 4.5 or 4.75.We use wheel adapters to get to the 5 on 5.We weighed this whole set-up versus the granada rotor and saved 8 pounds per side.The metric gm caliper can easily be adapted with some modifications to the bracket that is used for the granada rotor.You can also buy new brackets from Lightning chassis or DRW in Billings MT.We also use the Hawk brake pads with this set-up and the car has very good stoping power considering the small pinto rotor.


Wauge28
Member
posted November 07, 2003 04:03 PM
Dang guys...I always say, I learn something new ever day! Today is no different.

What do the adapters cost? Are they 4.5 to 5 or 4.75 to 5 or both???

Think of the money I will save...this year I replaced three rotor alone!!

THANKS!!!

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dirtracer14
Member
posted November 07, 2003 06:48 PM
Hey mark the adapters are $75 each.... But if you can find someone to redrill the metrics your set.... just have them make a few spares for ya


truthtalker2
Member
posted November 07, 2003 11:39 PM
To find someone to redrill your rotors look in a mirror. How do you think all the shops do it??????

All you need is

1. hand drill & 1/4 bit

2. a wheel spacer, one inch that has all bolt patterns, I got mine new from JR motorsports in Ill. for 17 bucks delivered.

3. use the stock studs and a couple stock lug nuts to bolt the spacer on, the tapered nuts well center it.

4. you need a 5/8 od transfer punch, I ordered mine from a place for 4.00 and a 9.00 order fee. the same week I got a harbor frt flyer and they sell a whole set up to one inch for 29.99 mail order only.

5. obviously you drop the transfer punch in the 5 on 5 bolt pattern and hit it with a hammer.

6. remove adapter, knock out stock studs, drill with 1/4 bit, then drill with 43/64 drill bit for studs(use a drill press), available for 10 bucks at speedway if you dont have one.

heres JR website, http://www.jrmotorsports.net/

leftturn73
Member
posted November 08, 2003 08:40 PM
Could I chance directions. I run the lighter Impala spindles with lighted rotors with metric calipers. I was thinking of changing to the pinto spindles rotors etc. The other works fine but obviously heavier. Can anyone tell what the weight savings would be and is it worth the $$.


ss11
Member
posted November 09, 2003 09:41 AM
Do you have to cut the caliper bracket to make the pads fit the 9 1/4 rotor?


truthtalker2
Member
posted November 09, 2003 12:31 PM
yes you either have to cut down the caliper bracket or you can get ones that already fit from lightning chassis 606-878-7223


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