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Old 02-19-2005, 12:57 PM
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Looking for GM caliper info.

I'm doing a disc brake conversion on my 66 Mustang. The set up I'm using uses GM metric calipers that are used on Camaros up to '92 and 2 WD S10. I was just wondering if there's a web site that anyone knows of with GM caliper info. I'm just wondering if maybe I have some other options such as bigger units that could be used. I was on rock auto part's site and noticed a Camaro listing that had an aluminum caliper that looked like a 2 piston unit. Thanks

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http://www.howeracing.com/Braking/In...ers-Piston.htm

Looks like Howe makes 2 calipers for replacement of metric calipers. Both appear to have larger pistons, but are single piston design. I don't know if they are bolt-on replacements. You would have to call.
They also have double piston calipers, but I don't know if they have them for the metric.

The OE 66 mustang 4 piston caliper was, in effect, smaller than the S10 single piston, but I think the rotor was larger. Still seemed those cars used a lot of rear brake though compared to front... as compared to the Camaros, etc...

The stock 2 piston Camaro calipers wont bolt to the older style metric bracket. They also have very small pistons, but very large rotors.

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The kit or set up I'll be using makes use of late 70's Caddy Seville rear rotors that are redrilled to fit on the front hubs. A spacer is included. I was talking with someone who's done this. He said the rotors are 11" and slightly wider then 1" and vented. The parts are very cheap! I was just wondering before I buy the calipers to check my caliper options. Thanks for the info.
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Go to www.mpbrakes.com and take a look there.
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