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Old 10-30-2003, 04:33 PM
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1956 Pontiac Starchief disc brake conversion

I recently purchased a 1956 Pontiac Starchief Conv. and want to do a front disc brake conversion. I checked all the sources I used when I did this on my 1956 Chev. But I can't seem to find one. Does anyone know of a conversion kit out there for this car. Thanks!

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Old 10-30-2003, 05:44 PM
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Did you check with Performance Suspension Technologies?
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Thanks! I did check with PST - sadly, they don't carry it
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Old 10-31-2003, 01:45 PM
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How about Master Power Brake?
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Thanks for the tip but they didn't have it either. I also tried Stainless Steele Brakes , Classic Performance Products, and Classic Tube ... all places that were able to help me with my 56 Chev. This seems to be a very specialized conversion.
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Old 10-31-2003, 02:36 PM
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Get ahold of Fatman Fabrications, they have done some on odd ball cars. The only other option is to build your own brackets and have a machinst make you a spacer for your bearings.
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55 and 56 pontiac brake conversion

I also have a 55 and 56 Pontiac..Did you get the brake conversion done on your car?I am trying to do the conversion but no luck...
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This site has saved me a million times

Butler and the like play on this site, and from a fellow Pocho owner give it a try. Post your question and I'll bet you get good results

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Ummm... I could be wrong, but I don't think so... or perhaps Canadian-produced Pontiacs were different than US-produced?

I had a 1955 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe with a 261 inline 6 cylinder/Powerglide ... which doesn't seem to exist at Napaonline or Autozone's web catalogs.

My theory is that a 55/56/57 Pontiac WAS a 55/56/57 Chev with different sheet metal?

In fact, they used to hang 55 Chevy front-ends on 55 Pontiacs and call them "Cheviacs" in good old Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the mid-to-late 70's

Yeah ... I just did a search here at HR, and found a post that seems to support my theory ...
HR 55 Pontiac Thread

This car sure looks just like mine did, too, though. It just might be worth looking into.
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Thank you,now I can move foreward
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Dasilva, I forgot this one

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www.mpbrakes.com claims that they can build a kit for any car, might want to check there.
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