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hi there looking for some advice ,looking to put disk brakes on a ford nine inch ,has anybody got any alternative combinations to try and save a few pounds getting brackets etc made not a problem .cheers john
 

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I normally use mercedes rear solid discs from mid 80s saloons w126?,
If using stock wheel studs a bit of filing Needed on the bolt holes to clear the shoulder on stock wheel studs,
Also you may need to open the centre hole for large bearing shafts,
And granada scorpio rear handbrake type calipers with a 3/8" thick fabricated bracket welded on the axle case,
You'll need make a 1/8" spacer to replace the drum brake backplate or cut the centre out of the existing back plates if you have them.
 

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I am going the merc disc and scorpio caliper route with my axle so I have just phoned the factors I use to get a price the calipers they have on the shelf £40 each BARGAIN.
 

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i have used mercedes disks and willwood callipers, made my own bolt on brackets so no welding to the case. to do the job properly yo will need to get some rings made up so the disk locates on the half shaft and also so the wheel locates correctly.
 

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I think it is Volvo solid discs we are using on Dans AMC. Centre hole is a match for the shafts but stud holes needed enlarged.
We are using Cosworth calipers on a fabbed bolt on bracket.
 

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Hi John used the Merc Discs/Granada Caliper route myself and it works really good ,as some one said just have a set of mounting plates made to mount your calipers,
I used the MK3 Granada calipers not the " Bug Eye " style Garanada .I dont know if they are the same as they have a 4 stud wheel and the older ones have 5 stud,,,
Hope this helps
Merc W123 Series Discs I think if I remember right I used but have been told W124 series also works,,Granada handbrake cables also Cheers Andy and looking forward to the rest of the build
 

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Merc discs and Citroen calipers , I cant remember which citroen though. I had a 9" axle out of a Lincoln Continental once , it had factory discs and calipers.......they probably weighed more than the axle though !!!
 

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Merc discs and Citroen calipers , I cant remember which citroen though. I had a 9" axle out of a Lincoln Continental once , it had factory discs and calipers.......they probably weighed more than the axle though !!!
Citroen BX I would think. I seem to recall the Peugeot 405 had the same calipers.

My dad's set-up employed Merc discs and Honda Accord calipers.
 

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thanks for all your help and sugestions ,now going down the scorpio disk and caliper path with brackets from wisbeach engineering will post pics when finish on my resto thread
 
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