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Old 03-26-2005, 10:37 AM
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79 camaro big brake upgrade

I am installing a 79 camaro sub-frame in my 1940 oldsmobile. I want to use the 5 on 5 bolt pattern wheels I bought. What spindle,caliper and rotor set up should I use?

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Old 03-27-2005, 05:23 PM
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i think even with stock camaro parts your gonna be really happy. that would be the cheapest too. if not do like everybody at phr and get the wilwoods. vettebrakes.com has less expensive parts. i've been reading (okay, one article) that claimed the holes in rotors you see will lead to cracking after awhile but i havent seen anything else to verify this. an added expense anyway, with probably not much benefit other than ooh and ahhh.
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Good advice , but I need a 5 on 5 bolt pattern rotor in order to use my wheels.The camaro uses 5 on 4 3/4 pattern. I guess I will just buy new wheels.
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Look into B-bodies from about 82-up Caprice Wagons are easy to find in the j/y and all of them have 12" brakes and 5 on 5" bolt pattern. You could also look for a caddy B-body and get the disc brakes for the rear. I know this swap has been done on MANY cars (I have them on my 87 S10) but I don't know for sure that they will "bolt-on" to your f-body. A quick search should find the answer.
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:38 PM
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Triaged beat me to it. The B Body Caprice wagons and sedans with a Taxi/Police package with have 12" rotors and 5" lug pattern.
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Thanks for all the info guy's. The project is underway and am installing tubular upper control arms with screw in joints.
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