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Disc brake upgrade help


anyone out there done the disk upgrade with the Wellwood brakes using the stoclk spindles or who makes the best brake conversion from drums to disks and what size of a booster did you guys use.  Doing this on my 64 Beaumont ragtop



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Haven't done it yet, but have look at the Wilwood kits and the Right Stuff kits. The Wilwoods can use either the drum or disc sprindle. The Right Stuff kits come with new spindles.

Lots of info on here and Team Chevelle about updating brakes.

 



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I ordered a kit from bumper-to-bumper in town and the spindles would not fit that come with the kit where the lower ball joint attaches to the spindle the spindle hole was way too small going to have a look at Wildwood thanks for the info

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Yup! Installed the Wilwood front brake kit last winter (used stock spindles/no modifications required). Great kit! lots of info on their website that helps determine what size of rotor is compatible with the wheel diameter/back spacing etc.

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I used the front and rear conversion kits from the parts place , but actually the parts can be bought direct from the Rights Stuff. Stock spindles used on the front and the back brackets just bolted right up.  I changed my power brake booster only to give myself more room around the left side of the BB.  I attached some reference photos for you, good luck with your conversion.

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Cdnpont has done extensive work on disc brake conversions on his Poncho

There is a large write up about the whole process and is a gold mine of information.

I conferred with Mark when I got around to doing my 67 Impala .....

.(My) the car came with 4 piston disc brakes but the rotors were no longer available so I followed Mark's suggestions and went with the Corvette bearings and rotors.

That was 2 years ago

Here is the link

canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t55068106/c3-corvette-front-brake-upgrade-on-my-67-a-summary/

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oshawacliff wrote:


.(My) the car came with 4 piston disc brakes but the rotors were no longer available so I followed Mark's suggestions and went with the Corvette bearings and rotors.

 

 

I did a conversion from a 69 Impala on the front, but would like to get new rotors.  I believe they are the same as Corvette also, where did you get the rotors?



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Any CARQUEST. Ask for 1969-86 Corvette. It involves new and different studs, as the rotor mounts from the front.

As to the Beaumont, I don't think anything cross relates from the B body.



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Looks like they're a 2 pc rotor, so they won't work either.



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Here's a link to Mark's post where he discovered using 65-82 (C3) Corvette rotors with 69/70 drum brake hubs.  It's what I did on my 454 Parisienne.

http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t15201932/corvette-rotors-for-big-disc-cars/

65-82 Corvette rotors are readily available, I recently picked up a set at Auto Value as I'm redoing the suspension, steering & brakes on my 2+2 convertible.  If you need a set of 69/70 drum brake hubs I can probably help you out.



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The calipers on my 68 Station wagon frame had the 4 piston calipers and I was aware of the leakage problems with those calipers.  

 

Sent them out to have the stainless steel inserts put in and only had them serviced about 15 years ago.  Just one gasket was replaced and the rebuilder said even that was not critical at that time.  

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I was under the same impression that the rotor and hub were one solid piece.

 

Spent an afternoon in Mark's basement and presto I had seperate rotor and hub. 

When you get the new rotors they do not go on the hub the same way you would expect.   The mount from the rear ..... the hub goes into the back of the rotor. 

I also needed longer studs to accommodate the new mounting procedure. 

 

Cliff 

 

Any jobber should have the rotors and disc pads.      762     D3   Pads.

I used  5500 Front Disc Rotors.

 

Hope my memory has got all of the details. 



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