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Old 10-30-2008, 02:39 AM
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72 nova Front Disc Brake Conversion

Hello after 10 years of my nova just sitting around I have at long last started working on it. last week I got the 1/4s in and the door panels welded in and was wondering about disc conversion parts for the front it looks like most of the parts are avaliable at autozone and advance just missing the spindles. someone told me a long time ago that there was a newer year camaro spindle that would bolt right up to the 72 nova front end. anyone on here know what donor cars had a spindle that will work on my car. I dont want to do anything stupid with the brakes. I have 3 kids that cant wait to go for a ride in daddys car. Just want to make sure I get the right part the first time lol.

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67-72 chevelle,68-74 nova,67-69 camaro disc brake spindles are what you want.
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cool that was quick thanks
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no problem.
i've done a bunch....

one other thing, i've HEARD you can have the anchor bolt boss milled off .625 (5/8") of the drum brake spindles and use them but i haven't tried it myself.
anybody know?

use the 69-74 single piston caliper brake setup as the 67-68 4 piston calipers are too damn pricey and leak.
pads are hard to get, too.
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one other thing, i've HEARD you can have the anchor bolt boss milled off .625 (5/8") of the drum brake spindles and use them but i haven't tried it myself.
anybody know?
That is correct, though the actual number is 0.61". Scroll about 1/4 of the way down this page:

http://www.pozziracing.com/brakes.ht...Drums_to_Discs
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thats good to know a good freind of mine works at a metal shop and has cnc machines and the like. i'll ask him about it just to make sure I dont grind it at the wrong angle or something stupid like that lol

A lot of websites i have seen mention using the power booster off of a monte. but I can get a new power booster and master cylinder for a nova at advance for $98 I doubt if i will be able to find any of the parts i need at a junk yard. there is nothing that old around these parts still in the yards. lol Millers auto wrecking had one when i was in high school. the guy behind the counter kinda chuckled when he sent me on a 2 day hike to the back of there HUGE lot on top of there highest hill. to find 1 71 nova that had been there since 76 and it was a roll over that was sunk into the ground and had NO parts left on it at all. lol
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thanks, this is helpful!
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www.nnnova.com used to sell machined spindles on an exchange basis for $75 or so, but I don't know if they still do. Might give them a holler.
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