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Old 05-07-2004, 05:56 PM
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63 nova discs

i have a 1963 nova that i converted to 5 lug. it has early 80's Malibu 7.5 rear end and 65 nova front end. right now it has drums all the way around but i want discs all the way around. what stuff do i need to get to convert it to 4 wheel discs with this setup. i already know all the major places i can get disc brake conversions ( i ordered all my suspension parts from classicperform.com and have about 4 of there catalogs in my room along with lots of others like Chevy 2 only, nova parts, etc.). i don't want to buy a kit i want to do it from parts from other cars. i want it to stop as good as my dads mustang bullitt.any help is highly appreciated. thank you. by the way the car has late 80's z28 rims on it if that would help if you are wondering about clearance in side the wheel. by the way anyone with a first generation nova those wheels look great on my car and fit perfect with factory wheel wells, i have 205 50's on them and the wheel well doesn't look empty but my car is lowered.

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I have a 63 Chevy2 , Im going to bolt the disc. off of a late 70s Cadilac on it. On front Im going to put 65 Chevy2 steering parts and then bolt disc from 69-74Nova: Cut around 550 thousands off top boss that holds brake springs , then bolt on 74 Nova caliper bracket. If you need Cad. rear brackets let me know or Nova fronts. I have all the parts like rotors , calipers etc but you can buy all thse at any auto parts store, you cant get brackets there though.
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i dont quite understand what you are using. what spindles are you using ? i think you are saying that you are using cadilac rear rotors and calipers and nova front rotors and calipers. thank you
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On the 65 spindles : take off 5.50 -6.00 thousands of the top boss. The piece that holds the top brake springs . Now you can bolt on caliper brackets from 68-74 Nova or Omega , Skylark, Ventura, same family of cars. On the back , rear end : use late 70s ,early 80s Cadilac rear disc brackets . The Cad. has 5 inch bolt pattern wheels , but you can use or buy at auto parts stores rotors that came on 70s Camarros with rear discs. or the Trans Am special model , I cant think what they call it right now.
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:27 PM
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Don't the bolt patterns on the rear have to do with what the axles are and not the brakes?
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Yes , the bolt pattern on the axle flange will accept the Cad. disc. caliper brackets , so just bolt them on and use stock calipers from donor car or buy replacement rebuilds. Its late at night when I get to answer any questions , so I get a little fuzzy. of course bolt pattern has to do with axles not brakes . thanks Mike

Reading back at my old post , I see what gettubbed was saying : about the axles and bolt pattern; what I meant was : the Cad. rotors wont fit the small GM pattern axles so you either replace with 6.6 Trans Am rotors or 70s rear disc Camarro rotors or drill Cad rotors to small 4 and 3 quarters bolt pattern. thanks

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Great info! That's something that's going to be saved! Thanks!
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