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Old 05-07-2009, 07:14 PM
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Front Disk Brakes on 1970 Nova

I want to convert a 1970 Nova to front disk brakes, what newer vehicle with front disk brakes will fit on the 1970 Nova if any.

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Scroll down maybe they can help. http://chevynova.ca/73nova/references.html . Cole
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I want to convert a 1970 Nova to front disk brakes, what newer vehicle with front disk brakes will fit on the 1970 Nova if any.
Very old hotrod but the brakes and spindles on any nova up to 76 should work.Dont foget to get The master Cylinder and proportioning valve for proper brake equalization......
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My 70 Nova had disc brakes, and it wasn't an SS either.

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75-79 Nova spindle will not fit as they are front steer with an integral cast steering arm, the same as 70-81 Camaro/Firebird. 69-72 A-body will fit if you swap and reverse the steering arm on the spindle.
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Vince, my 72 non-SS 350/th350 also came from the factory with discs. I was told all 350 cube or larger V8 Novas 1970-up came stock with discs. Lower engines got drums unless optionally ordered with the discs.
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Another note on that model Nova. The original drum brake systems had different rear wheel cylinders than disc. I dont recall it they were larger or smaller but I had to change everything over.
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75-79 Nova spindle will not fit as they are front steer with an integral cast steering arm, the same as 70-81 Camaro/Firebird. 69-72 A-body will fit if you swap and reverse the steering arm on the spindle.
You can't reverse the arms, you need to use the original Nova arms. Also, the only difference between the drum and disk spindles is the height of the boss that the to backing plate bolt goes into. You can machine the drum spindles, get repro caliper brackets on ebay for $25, and buy new calipers and rotors at any auto parts store.

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Skern 1970 Nova disk Brakes

Thank you for the info, I will be back in the future, you were all very helpful
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Another note on that model Nova. The original drum brake systems had different rear wheel cylinders than disc. I dont recall it they were larger or smaller but I had to change everything over.
Hi 2manytoys: 20 years ago I had a 1956 Divco and I restored it. it was complete when I acquired it, so it was an easy restoration. Sold it to a dairy after. you are like me 59 with 2many projects.
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You just need the brakes off of a 69-72 A body. You'll need to grind the boss down on the spindle where the backing plate bolted onto the spindle down about .615"


You can use a disc brake spindle from a Chevelle of the 69-72 vintage or buy them new$129.00 per pair.
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i had a 1968 nova was 6 banger, i used spindles from a 1973 nova to change mine over to disc brakes theres a junk yard close to me has some older cars, i can look see if theres any on them i'm in north carolina, so let me know going there tuesday get some parts so i'll look and post if they do! so you'll know! peace!
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Thank you, But I already bought a parts nova with the disk brakes
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