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Old 02-06-2004, 11:14 AM
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disc brake spindles

I am converting a 1966 chevelle from manual drum brakes to power disc brakes w/ dual master cylinder! I got informatin on e-bay that you can cut down your drum spindles for disc brakes!! He says you take off .610 off top threaded mounting hole (top hole were dust plates are mounted) this will work for front disc brakes!! Has any one done this?? If so how much did you take off?? Is .610 a accurate size?

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Old 02-06-2004, 11:22 AM
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I've heard you can do that, but haven't tried it.
I just did my 66 elcamino, and changed the spindles.
I used 70 Gran Prix Pontiac, worked great.

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Much easier to get disk brake spindles from the junk yard, they are all over the place.

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Your information is correct. I have done this with 68-72 Nova and most years early Camaro. I also did a 74 clip (Camaro or Firebird) and the spindles are about the same as an early Chevelle. The .610 is very accurate. I just cut them off with a saw then used a piloted face cutter in a drill to get the final dimension, as long as the caliper fits free (Centered) on the rotor and bolts up square on the spindle it is ok.
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What rotor bracket and dust shield do you use with this conversion?

Is there any place to get a diagram of the spindle, and where and what to cut off?

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Use the stock bracket and dust shield. All you do is cut off the boss that held the original brake shoe anchor (above the spindle). Trim it back .610" and bolt the caliper brkt to it. Works like the factory disc brake spindle because that's all they did!!
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Thanks bob, I'll have to try that.
Are you referring to the stock dust shield as the 70--72?

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