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Old 03-02-2011, 03:53 PM
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two question. first, will 1979 nova disc brakes fit a 71 nova , second the disc brakes were off a car with power brakes will this setup still work if i just leave the booster off? and can i used my existing master?

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oh yeah i will have to swtich proportioning valves correct?
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Pretty sure not....71 was a rear steer (up until 74, I think)...79 is front steer....so the spindles wont fit
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two question. first, will 1979 nova disc brakes fit a 71 nova , second the disc brakes were off a car with power brakes will this setup still work if i just leave the booster off? and can i used my existing master?
You will need the correct M/C without the booster you will need a manual brake M/C And the rod IIRC it will be different also form the power to the manual brake system. JMO


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Rotor and caliper will interchange, but the spindle will not.

'68-74 Nova is rear facing steering arm, and the arm is removable(bolted to the spindle). '75-79 Nova is front facing steering arm, and arm is cast into the spindle and not removable.
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not sure if this is a stupid question or not but can the spindles be swapped from side to side in order to make it fit the rear steering
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whats the difference from the drum brake spindles and the disc brake spindles ... does the drum brake spindles have holes to accommodate the caliper bracket? in other word whats stopping me from useing the disc brakes on my existing drum brake spindles?
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not sure if this is a stupid question or not but can the spindles be swapped from side to side in order to make it fit the rear steering
Nope.

Will 75 nova spindle work on a 71

disc brakes nova

Here's how to machine drum spindles to become disk spindles. First gen Camaro (as discussed in the link I posted) uses the same spindles as the 68-74 Nova. The caliper brackets are available repro.

http://www.pozziracing.com/brakes.ht...Drums_to_Discs
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switching spindles

when you switch from rear to front steer, not getting the correct spindles , the ackerman angles will be reversed, the wheels will toe out on turns , squeel and wear the tires. A lot of rat rods put the tie rod in front of the axle . one of the reasons they are not safe.
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thanks guys i will keep my eye out for another kit that would fit
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69-72 GM A-body -- Chevelle, Skylark, Lemans, Cutlass
If just looking for spindels----67-72 (calipers were different on the 67/8 cars)

69 Camaro------again---spindles will work from 67-69
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