I did this swap with spindles from a '78 tbird, which shares the platform with the Torino.
I used everything from the spindles out and I used the '78 tbird master cylinder on the '65 galaxie booster. I used the '78 tbird proportioning valve.
A few issues. You will have to move the hard line frame mount where the hose connects from behind the front wheel to the front. Next you need tie rod ends from a '70 full size which will thread into the '65 tie rods and has the right stud length for the torino spindle mount.
With the '78 spindles I had to move the upper control arms almost all the way inward on their adjustment slots to get the camber back to normal, which limits my range of caster. With this setup I don't get as much caster dialed in as I would like and the car wanders a bit. Your '72 spindles may have different angles, etc.
I also was never able to get the brakes to grab normally on the front. I have tried various dual master cylinders on the original '65 booster and was never able to get it to act normal. I then changed to a manual dual master and couldn't get the stopping power there that I needed. I replaced the used prop valve with onother used one and it didn't help. I still suspect that both might have been frozen up on the inside so that the piston can't move.
Overall, I think this swap has promise, but it comes with some issues. I think that I am going to switch back to the drum spindles to get the alignment back and then use ebay brackets to put discs on them. Next step for the booster master will be a new, matched setup and a new prop valve.
Sorry to be negative, and you may not run into all of these, but be forewarned--it might give some significant challenges.
I'm using a universal adjustable prop valve on my set up.....
June 12 2013, 5:00 PM
.......I used 75 Ranchero spindles, brakes, and upper and lower control arms.
Ford Galaxie Club of America member #3350
1966 Galaxie 500 Convertible built in Chicago Illinois, will have a 400 horse 390, trick C6, Crites Aluminum radiator and a rust free frame from the south. Work continues.
pretty certain I still have a spare set of all major parts for 65-67, power dual m/c with bracket to complete spindles here. you'll have to get the right wheels. Heavy to ship so depends where you are. I'm driving from SC to Philadelphia and back later this week/weekend and again in early Aug, so could possibly drop off.
I have some additional information on this swap that I thought I would add.
1) 72-73 Torino spindles use a smaller wheel bearing set than the 74 up spindles use.
2) 72-79 Intermediate platform cars (Torino, Montego, Ranchero, LTDII, & others) use a 10" rotor with a 5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern. I believe there is one exception, being that some of the later Torino Police cars used the large Ford bolt pattern with the small rotor.
3) Swapping the caliper bracket to a full size, or 72-76 Thunderbird / continental bracket will allow you to use the 11" rotors & calipers for an additional one inch worth of rotor circumference.
4) If you use the 72-73 Torino small bearing spindle, the 72 Thunderbird rotor (only factory application that has the large diameter rotor and the 5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern) with the Full size caliper bracket and calipers you get the best of everything that will bolt together for a small bolt pattern wheel with large brakes.
The attached picture is my Torino snout with a slotted 72 T-bird 11" 5 on 4 1/2 rotor, 75 LTD caliper brackets and 73 Torino spindles.
Obviously, there are several combinations of these parts that will give you either bolt pattern, with the big, or small rotor to suit your needs, depending on what your wheels are.
The conversation is about the big cars not the small ones. If a Torino, Tbird or other big car had rear disc brakes it had a different wheel bolt pattern and that is all we are discussion so there was no reason to mention other size cars and what they had. The reality is a Capri had 4 X 108 bolt pattern on rear disc brake cars but we were not talking about those either. Context is important. Hawkrod
As I noted, context is critical, I was specifically responding to the post that said "2) 72-79 Intermediate platform cars (Torino, Montego, Ranchero, LTDII, & others) use a 10" rotor with a 5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern. I believe there is one exception, being that some of the later Torino Police cars used the large Ford bolt pattern with the small rotor." to which I replied "In reference to the bolt pattern being different, it is not a police thing, all cars built with rear disc brakes have the 5 on 5 bolt pattern from the Lincolns.". I never said anything about all Lincolns having a 5 on 5 bolt pattern, only that the cars listed with rear disc brakes used the Lincoln 5 on 5 bolt pattern. I was completely accurate and only a fool would see it otherwise. Um, Oh, sorry, I get it now.... Hawkrod