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Hey guys I am wanting to convert 1969 camaro brakes from drum to disc,does anyone know what years will work and what cars will interchange?

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Hey guys I am wanting to convert 1969 camaro brakes from drum to disc,does anyone know what years will work and what cars will interchange?
1967-1972 A-body (Chevelle, Cutlass, etc)
1967-1969 F-body (Camaro/Firebird)
1968-1974 X-body (Nova, Ventura, etc)

The spindles on these cars are all the same, but you need to use your existing bolt-on steering arms. You can also convert your drum spindles to disk spindles with simple machining and save money:

http://www.pozziracing.com/brakes.ht...Drums_to_Discs
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do you have any clue if a manual brake 1969 Camaro would have had a vale on it for brakes or not? I got this car in pieces and do not know if they sold this part too.lol I have a drum brake car and just need to know if it would have had a proportioning valve or not?
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A 69 should have a distrubution block. The drum brake and disc brake cars used the same block. There is a seperate hold off valve for the rear brakes on the brake line coming off the master cylinder. You can add a prop valve or use one of those adjustable valves for the rear brakes.
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FWIW if you salvage parts from a donor car get the distribution block as well as the power booster. If they are bad be sure to get replacements per the donor car.

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I have been doing some reading and the dist,blocks are pretty much worthless after 40 psi. Can I just run a line from front port on mcyl and split to each of the front wheels? Then from rear port to rear wheels? Is this something that will work?
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disc brakes conversion

Just get a proportioning valve off a later model Camaro as long it is a disc/drum setup. You have to have the proportioning valve or else all the pressure would go to the front brakes.
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Go to MP brakes and do some reading on the tech links
http://www.mpbrakes.com/
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