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Old 01-21-2010, 02:15 AM
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73 Nova Disc Brake Conversion

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there are any differences between the 72 and the 73 Nova disc brake conversion? I would like to use the old spindles so I am wondering if the modifications are the same. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tom

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I am pretty sure they are the same until they went to front steer in about 74-75
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I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there are any differences between the 72 and the 73 Nova disc brake conversion? I would like to use the old spindles so I am wondering if the modifications are the same. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tom
The 68-74 X-body (Nova and clones), 67-69 F-body, and 64-72 A-body all use the same spindles. The steering arms are different, but they are bolt-ons.
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Just don't use A-body steering arms on a F- or X-body. It screws up the steering geometry. Other than that, the arms are the same from drum to disc, but some are shorter than others. Shorter ones give quicker steering, but higher effort.
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Check out this thread: G Body with LS1 12" brake Setup? Could be just what you're looking for?? Or your old hubs might be just what us LS brake swappers need...
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Just don't use A-body steering arms on a F- or X-body. It screws up the steering geometry.
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The 68-74 X-body (Nova and clones), 67-69 F-body, and 64-72 A-body all use the same spindles. The steering arms are different, but they are bolt-ons.
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Check out this thread: G Body with LS1 12" brake Setup? Could be just what you're looking for?? Or your old hubs might be just what us LS brake swappers need...


The 68-74 X-body spindles are completely different from the G-body spindles and don't interchange. X-body is rear steer, G-body is front steer. I'm not sure how this applies.
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I was referring to the way the swap was done. I am aware of the front steer-rear steer issues, but the same ideas as far as caliper mounting could possibly apply, or perhaps the drum brake hubs would work for G-body and S10 LS brake swappers. I haven't worked on an earlier Nova in quite a few years,
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