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Old 01-19-2006, 11:10 PM
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Scarebird brake brackets....

I have ordered a pair of Scarebird front brake brackets to convert my front drum brakes to disks on my 62 Pontiac. They say to use 78 Monte Carlo rotors and S10 Blazer calipers with these brackets.

Has anyone used any of Scarebirds products and what is your assessment of them?

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I have a very early set of his Mustang brackets. He has since change it a bit. My set up calls for late 70's Caddy Seville rear rotors that have to be re-drilled to the Ford patteren. He supplied a template and thew workmanship of the brackets appears to be pretty good. I don't have them on yet, so I can't tell you final product but I'm happy with them. He has since changed the Mustang set up to using 68-73 Mustang front rotors with S10 calipers. I would think your set up would be just as nice.
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Thanks.....I was a little worried as I have never seen a company that sold just the brackets where you could use readily available rotors and calipers. They generally want you to buy a whole kit from them, at ridiculous prices.



The only concern I have is that the Monte Carlo rotors won't be big enough for a 4000# car, but they have to be better than those stinkin' old drums.

A pleasant surprise this morning when I checked the shipping through Paypal, they had refunded me $10 as he said the shipping was cheaper than he thought......Very cool on his part.
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The only concern I have is that the Monte Carlo rotors won't be big enough for a 4000# car, but they have to be better than those stinkin' old drums.
I didn't think the 10.5" brakes were quite enough on my ~3500# S10...Pads would only last 12,000mi. As long as you don't drive it hard they will be fine.
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I havn't driven the car 12,000 miles in the last 10 years, so I won't worry too much about wear. Will try a few good hard stops when I get them installed and keep an eye on them.
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I just bought a pair from scarebird off ebay for my nova (front discs) uses newer rear camaro rotors with celebrity calipers I beleive, maybe it was S-10. But im very satisfied...inexpensive swap, good quality. Although I did have a hard time finding the right bolts, had to hack through a grade 8 which wasnt that fun, but it worked. Good luck!
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I have Scarebirds brackets on my 67 Nova. The brackets were the best quality I had ever seen. I spoke with the guys on the phone a couple times with some questions, they were helpful and very friendly. My bracket worked perfectly. I installed the whole system in 4 hrs at my shop.
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Thanks for the kind words. Poncho62 had the wrong info, his kit used the 77-79 Seville rear rotor and 70-76 Firebird front caliper. Hope this clears the air some...
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Welcome to our group Scarebird........Your post has me confused though. The instructions that you sent me with the brackets call for 78 Monte Carlo rotors, 83-92 4x4 Blazer calipers..........

My brackets are for a 58-64 Chevy, which I will use on my 62 Canadian Pontiac. Canadian Pontiacs use Chevy frames and drivetrain. I still havn't gotten around to installing them, as half my shop has been taken over by the sister in laws furniture, but that is another sad story that I won't get into.....lol

Anyways, welcome again to the group..........I am sure you will be an asset here.
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oh a CANADIAN Pontiac... forgot aboot that!

then the instructions are correct and thanks for the welcome.
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