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Old 04-11-2004, 10:11 PM
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73 to 70 nova brake swap

Can I swap disk brakes from a 73 nova to my 70 nova drum brakes? Will any other parts interchange? Thanks in advance.

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I think you can, but am not sure. If you can, that means Camaro stuff until 81 should fit too.

Bumping this to top, I would also like to know the answer to this question.....
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You can use the nova brakes, but not the camaro after 70 with out making some modifications.

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Yes you can.

If you are going to use the original drum brake spindles, you need to make a space approximately 0.600" thick to go onto the threaded boss on the spindle.

Or just swap the 73 spindles and all over on to the 70 front end.

(I think this boss is for the dust shield mounting bolt- but not sure. It's been a while.)
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novajohnb. You have to mill off .610 of the top mount. not add to it.

To use the spindles off of the later camaros you have to use after market upper a frames, very expensive. but it will let you use the bigger brakes.

You both need to go to the knowledge base, there is lots of info there for this modification.

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No problem. Just use the '73 spindles & everything that's attached to them. Use whichever steering arms (they connect the spindle to the tie rod) are shorter if you want faster steering. Don't forget the master cylinder/booster/rod & the proportioning valve & the plumbing. I'd use new hoses though. You may have to drill the back side of the A-frames for the brake hose clamp screws. The two cars are virtually identical underneath. The '73 rear end is stronger, & should have perches for multileaf springs.
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