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1970 AMX brake conversion

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I gave away the front spindles and 10" drum brakes from my 73 - my neighbor wanted them for his 49 Ford. I wanted to convert to disk brakes. Not having spindles now for my car, I took the spindles from my parts car, a 1980 Concord with disk brakes. 
I was using the optional heavy-duty Kelsey Hayes brakes for my Javelin and the Concord disk brake spindles held the rotor out too far and it was not only not centered in the caliper, it made it impossible to put the caliper one. 
So, I machined the spindle down, a little at a time, until the rotor was perfectly centered in the caliper when everything was installed. 
I guess this shows that disk brake spindles from an AMC aren't necessarily the same..... as the Concord I go the spindles from didn't work with Kelsey Hayes disk brakes. 

By the way, it's easy in a lathe.........

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