what Ford rear calipers are people using?

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what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by James Wieler » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:19 pm

Hi guys,
I have the rear caliper adapter plates from David Godfrey that use the 11" Contour SVT front rotors. I know people have mentioned T-bird and Lincoln LS but are there other models out there that might be a bit better?
thanks
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by John Brennan » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:41 pm

Rear Scorpio brakes are the same as rear Cossie brakes-- designed for this chassis-- check out Mike's page:

http://www.merkur.50megs.com/photo3.html

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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by DAReese » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:22 pm

PBRs with Contour rotors in the front, T-Bird calipers and rotors on the back.
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by catapultkid » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:03 pm

DAReese wrote:PBRs with Contour rotors in the front, T-Bird calipers and rotors on the back.
X2. But I'm not a huge fan. Sucks to bleed as mine are upside down.
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by XR2300 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:12 pm

James Wieler wrote:Hi guys,
I have the rear caliper adapter plates from David Godfrey that use the 11" Contour SVT front rotors. I know people have mentioned T-bird and Lincoln LS but are there other models out there that might be a bit better?
thanks
James

The rear vented system is all 88 T-Bird the calipers cross reference with 92 Taurus, Sable but you have to use the T-Bird Rotors.

Install left right and right left

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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by John Brennan » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:42 pm

The Cossie/Scorpio rears are ~25% lighter than the T-Bird setup as well.
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by James Wieler » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:02 pm

wait, why do the calipers have to be installed on the opposite side? Does that mean the bleeder nipples are on the bottom so the calipers have to be removed for bleeding?

I'm confused

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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by catapultkid » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:03 am

Yeah... its due to the ebrake crap, if you want a working ebrake.
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by jkxr4ti » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:54 pm

You may know this already but with those adapters you will have to turn down the rear hubs as well. I have them on mine with the same rotors on the front and PBR calipers. I also made some custom spacers because the contour rotor hat being so thick only leaves ~.180" sticking past the rotor face. When that happens the wheels arent hubcentric anymore unless you do custom spacers or something else.

If memory serves me right I used a lincoln rear caliper I think its the continental model ~90-92.
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by James Wieler » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:33 pm

thanks John,
yep I already have the rear hub turned down, I'm a bit bummed that the calipers have the bleed screw in the wrong position. Has anyone tried switching around the bleed screw with the hose inlet?
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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by John Brennan » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:34 pm

I took one look at this and fell in love...

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Re: what Ford rear calipers are people using?

Post by turboplz » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:26 pm

Has anyone looked into the Explorer/Mountaineer rear calipers? They are decently sized and extremely abundant in the junkyards or auto parts store. I should have done measurements when I changed all my pads a couple months ago on my mountaineer.
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