63 impala front disc brake conversion
hey guys I have 63 impala with manual brakes. I would like to go
to power brakes with the front changed to discs. Some one told
me the kits are overpriced. He said to just buy the caliper brackets and get the rest of the parts at local parts
stores/salvage yards. Is he right ? Classic performance sells the brackets for 65.00. what rotors, calipers and master cyclinder and booster should I look for to go with the brackets. If he is wrong is there another gm car I can take the whole assembly off and put on the impala?
Thanks for your help,
do yourself a favor....... get in touch with Classic, or master Power brakes and just purchase a whole kit. You are going to save yourself a whole lot of headaches and worrying about the compatibilty of components. Now only that but anything brake component wise you get from a salvage yards typically needs to be completly rebuild anyway. I dont know about you but I like to know for sure that my car is going to stop when I hit the brakes. :)
i have thesame problem.
i have an impala 63 with powerbrakes and drums.
i want disks..
must be some car that it would fit from.
i have a 65 impala with disks on, only problem if i use those is that the 65 has the steering on the backside...
the 65-70 Impala's are completely different animals from the 58-64's............
disc brake conversion kits
1958 Chevy Stock height conversion - No new Spindle
1959-64 Chevy Stock height conversion - No new Spindle
1958-64 Chevy 2" Drop conversion - New Drop Spindle
Cross Drilled & slotted Rotors
4 wheel disc prop valve
Stainless braided front brake hoses
Disc brake conversion brake line set - OEM Tin Coated
Disc brake conversion brake line set - Stainless Steel
Conversion brake Line clip set
For pieces of the kit - upper or lower kits - click here!
Stock Spindle Disc Brake Kit - This kit retains the stock height of the car using the original spindle. The kit moves the front wheels out 3/8" on each side and works with most 15" wheels.
Drop Spindle Disc Brake Kit - This kit drops stock height of the car 2" using a drop spindle. The kit moves the front wheels out 1/8" on each side and works with most 15" wheels.
Complete Kit Includes (All New Parts): Disc Brake Caliper Bracket Kit, Rotors, Calipers, Pads, 9" Smooth Face Booster, Master Cylinder, Disc Drum Valve, Valve Bracket, Master to Valve Lines, Brake Hoses, Bearings, Seals, Banjo Bolts, Crush Washers, all Misc. Hardware and installation instructions. Drop Kits also include the drop spindle.
1958-64 Cars came with a single master cylinder that feed the drum brake system. The power disc brake system upgrades to a dual master cylinder and proportional valve. This allows the brake fluid system to be separate decreasing total system failure if one line is compromised. If your stock Chevy is in need of disc brakes this is the setup for you. Also offered is a 2" drop spindle kit. This kit lowers the car using a drop spindle. When upgrading to disc brake the car should be upgraded to 3/16 brake line, this size line build up more pressure and gives a much better pedal feel. 3/16" line is commonly used for disc brakes while 1/4" line is used on full drum brake cars.
I have a 67 Caprice that is mine. I put spindles from a 80 Camaro on it. It is rear steer. I swaped sides the parts list is.
Camaro spindles (free)
Calipers $35.00 each
2 dash 3 brake line 16" $30.00
Two couplers for brake line $16.00
S-10 Brake Booster (Small One) $92.00
S-10 Master Cylinder $25.00
4 Upper ball joint Screw in. $56.00
4 Ball joint bungs $28.00
TOTAL $ 310.00
The car stops great. I made a set of upper control arms. I have done alot of cars like this. That 63 Buick that iI have pictures posted of is the same basic set up. It is way cheaper than going to some of these companies.
rileys.. works just fine
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