Originally Posted by [email protected]
If you check on this site. You will find that your 71 drum spindles can be easily converted to 68-72 factory Nova disc brakes.
Actually, 68-74 Nova, 67-69 Camaro/Firebird, and 64-72 A-body all use the same spindles (the steering arms are different but bolt on) and thus the same disk brake conversion kits. I've had no issues with aftermarket disk brake kits for these cars, so long as you get one that duplicates the factory parts (some use the smaller metric calipers - I would avoid those). You really just need the spindles, splash shields, and caliper brackets, because everything else is available from any auto parts store. Used factory parts are always good if you can find them in good shape, but you'll still need new or rebuilt calipers, rotors, bearings, seals, and hoses. The used factory stuff has pretty much dried up in wrecking yards, so you'd be looking to Craigslist, ebay, or classifieds. Right Stuff tubing sells a "mini kit" that just includes the spindles, splash shields, and caliper brackets (they are not the only vendor of these parts). I got this kit for my Vista Cruiser. Quality is fine.