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Old 08-17-2004, 08:46 AM
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Disk brake conversion need help


I'm converting the front power drums to front power disks on my 67 Firebird. I didn't buy a kit so I replaced the booster/master cylinder (NAPA) and don't know what to do now with the actual distribution block to complete the conversion. Re-use it ? Throw it ? Get a later combination valve from a 71-later Firebird ? Get a Wilwood proportioning valve ?

I really need help with the valving system to complete the conversion. Keep the stock look is not important. Save money yes ...

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Old 08-17-2004, 02:02 PM
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I would suggest that you get the Wilwood ( or Baer.. they are all mostly made in the same plant), it is nice to be able to adjust your brake bias front to back. You can do it a couple of ways.....either pitch the proportioning valve (you might have to replace the line) or you can just gut the valve block and leave it in place.

I just did this on my 72 SS El Camino and I gutted the valve block and left it in place. I spliced a Wilwood proportioning valve into the rear brake line on the drivers side on the frame just before it goes up over the rear axle. That makes it convenient to reach down and adjust. If you need more info just ask.........jerry
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If you want to go with stock-type stuff, Rick's has a lot of stuff for early F-bodies.

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Old 08-18-2004, 06:12 AM
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You wont need to gut the valve on a '67 Firebird. It used the same one for disc and drum. Keep it for the warning switch and get that adjustable rear valve.

If you drive in snow, or get bad front end brake-dive, you can get the stock style front brake 'holdoff' valve too.
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