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Old 07-27-2015, 06:26 PM
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71 nova drum to disc

Watsup y'all my name is anthony and i just recently put in a LT1 and 4L60 from a 95 caprice into a 71 nova that came with a straight 6. I am looking to convert it to discs and my mechanic told me that the conversion kits are pieces of **** and that finding a car that has discs that would be compatible would be easier even though i would have to search. I have found that a 72 monte and novas 72 to 76 might have them. Any suggestions, opinions, advise?? id appreciate it this is my last little issue b4 i get it back on the streets. Anything helps thanks guys.

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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. The threaded anchor pin boss is shortened and the disc caliper is mounted to the spindle upright exactly as the factory did it. Rotors/hoses use the same factory pieces. Sheet metal rotor shield will be missing one mount hole. Use factory power brake master with combo valve.. Originally sold as part of the F-41 factory brake option.
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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.
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