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Old 05-30-2007, 01:19 PM
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Brake conversion 67 chevelle- 71 nova

I have the opprotunity to pick up a set of 4 dick brake kit out of a 67 chevelle, brand new for cheap. My question is can i use them on my 71 nova?

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I have the opprotunity to pick up a set of 4 dick brake kit out of a 67 chevelle, brand new for cheap. My question is can i use them on my 71 nova?
Do you mean 4 disk ??
I suggest looking at the manufacturers catalog and seeing if the 67 Chevelle and your Nova have the same part number ...
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I'm considering your car a '67 Camaro because a '71 Nova has the same front suspension, and '67 Camaros also used 4-piston brakes. I used some on my '69 Nova.

You can use the Chevelle spindles & rotors, but I'm not sure on the calipers. Chevelle and Camaros used different calipers in '67, and I don't know what the difference was. Same with hoses. The 4-piston calipers are famous for being leaky, and they are expensive. Stainless steel sleeves are the fix.

Use your Nova steering arms. Chevelle arms will screw up the steering geometry.

Stock 14" drum-brake wheels will probably rub on the calipers. Mine did, but later disc-brake wheels have a little different shape that clears them just fine.

Might check with a Chevelle restoration supplier if the Chevelle stuff won't work on your car. The early stuff is rare, and they might buy what you have for enough money to swap yours to later-model single-piston brakes, or they might work out some kind of a trade with you.
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thank you

I decided to pass on the brakes after finding out they were 4 piston calipers and are as you said expensive to maintain, and leak. i decided to save up foe a wilwood or baer setup. thanks for your help
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