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Old 03-13-2002, 08:42 PM
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Question 72' Nova disk brakes

I have a 72' Nova with std. front brakes, want to convert to disk. What stock parts, from what, will fit and make a bolt on conversion. Any help will be appreciated!!

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Before i bought my Newport i actually built a 67 chev camaro and got the front disc setup from a 1969 chev nova.So in your case i would say that the disc brake setup out of of any nova 68-78 will have the hardware (if the car has disc brakes that you need to complete what your are doing.You just have to make sure you get all the front end parts and suspension parts it isnt even that costly if you buy a good running car with discs and when your done transfer all the drum harware onto the parts car and sell it for what you paid as it would basicly be free.To do this swap you will also need to puchase new brake lines rebuild your master cylinder (if your car is manual brakes then purchase the power brake booster because it is much better than having manual brakes.
Iwill try and dig up more info on this swap from one of my uncles as they are die hard chev guys and know what they are talking about.

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If you are switching from drum to disc in the front check into application of a metering valve(usually in the distribution/combination block). A disc/drum brake system requires a metering valve to the front brakes. I would just get a rebuilt master cyl. and metering block from the auto parts store(should be pretty cheap), and bend your own lines. I can't believe Chevy was still using 4-wheel drum brakes in '72.

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the 67-69 camaro share your subframe also any nova from the same body style will bolt in
also i dont think anyone has said it yet but any 66-72 A-body (chevelle,cutlas,lemans/gto,and monte carlo) will fit as well. the spindles are the same except that these cars are all front steer where your nova is rear steer this is easily fixed by using the steering arms (the part where the tie rods bolt to the spindles) off your nova spindles the rest of the parts are interchangeable
you will need a disc/drum master cyl and a disc/drum divider block and if you can get all the hard lines and brackets off the donor car that will help you alot
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I have a disc brake setup from a '70 Nova. I was going to put them on a rod. I think I even have a power setup.
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As of what i remember 69 nova was the first year p/frt discs were offered by GM on this vehicle as an option. 69-78 novas with disc set up frt. should fit for your application. Try to get complete assy.if poss. to include brake hoses, brackets, master,cyl,proportioning valve,vacumn power assist assy, also get, vac line to carb.I also think the brake rod was a different lenghth so get that to. If your nova was orig. strd shift and going to auto you may want pedel and bar, if going auto to strd vise versa. Power brake pedel marked so on pedel for fact look.

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Thanks guys, I am getting a lot of good info and really appreciate it.
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Ok, read all that. I have a 69 nova with rear steer drums. I am thinking *ick*. Is front steer better than rear steer? All cars today are now front steer.
If so, then what cheapo48chev said,"also i dont think anyone has said it yet but any 66-72 A-body (chevelle,cutlas,lemans/gto,and monte carlo) will fit as well. the spindles are the same except that these cars are all front steer where your nova is rear steer..." or
should I just look for a 69-78 front brake setup with front steer. I think the second is a better idea.
what do you guys think? Do I have my head screwed on correctly? It can't be that easy.
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Nova had disc brakes starting in 67,67-68 were 4 piston brakes,stay away from them,as the cost of the rotors and calipers are $$$.69 thru 74 Nova,Apollo and omega had the same disc brake set up,after 74,the spindle assy. changed.As stated before,any A body disc set up [67-72] will work,only will have to change the steering arms,your NOVA Drum brakes arms will bolt on the A body spindle assy.hope that this helps.
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