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Which American Pontiac matches with the Parisienne?


My Parisienne is leaving the shop and about to make his import trip from Venezuela to Brazil. It goes with a problem the Venezuelan mechanics couldn't fix. The car has front disc brakes, apparently adapted from a Chevy Caprice. This construction leads to a difficulty in aligning, and to an unsafe response above 40-50 mph. I heard there are a couple of solutions, one bringing it back to drum brakes, and the other using discs from other Pontiac model. The problem is we just couldn't find out from which model to buy the parts. It is sort of an expensive import, and if we make a mistake there is little chance of reselling locally.

So can you guys please point me out in the right direction? Which model can I use as a basis for suspension and steering?

I'm sending a picture of it leaving the shop. Very proud!

Thanks,

Fabio

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Very nice! Your car actually doesn't match up with any American Pontiac. The chassis and drivetrain match up with a Chevrolet Impala of the same year.

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My Parisienne is leaving the shop and about to make his import trip from Venezuela to Brazil. It goes with a problem the Venezuelan mechanics couldn't fix. The car has front disc brakes, apparently adapted from a Chevy Caprice. This construction leads to a difficulty in aligning, and to an unsafe response above 40-50 mph. I heard there are a couple of solutions, one bringing it back to drum brakes, and the other using discs from other Pontiac model. The problem is we just couldn't find out from which model to buy the parts. It is sort of an expensive import, and if we make a mistake there is little chance of reselling locally.

So can you guys please point me out in the right direction? Which model can I use as a basis for suspension and steering?

I'm sending a picture of it leaving the shop. Very proud!

Thanks,

Fabio

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        Sweet car    Todd is right .  its a Chevrolet with a pontiac body .    treat it like a Chevy and you will solve your mechanical problems .       Sorry about Venezuela .   hope you keep safe 



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Do you know what year the Caprice disc brakes are?

And yes, welcome here and you have a VERY nice car.

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Thank you, Todd. I will see what needs replacing and purchase from Impala then.



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Carl,

Thank you. I don't know, since I lost contact with the owner, but I suspect it is from the seventies or early eighties, because that's when Caprice was most popular in Venezuela.



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I think only 70 or older is a direct fit so it sounds like maybe someone made some changes to put on the wrong parts.

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carl is right only pre 70s fullsize chev, or 65 to 81 corvette but on both you must grab the whole assembly the spindles are disk only and you will need a proper master and a control valve



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This isn't the best photo, but it's of a disc brake setup from a 1970 Chevrolet Impala, and would be a direct bolt in for your 1966 Canadian Pontiac Parisienne.  Everything has been blasted and painted, rotors turned, rebuilt calipers, new metallic pads, and new bearings.    Shipping to Brazil would be a bit expensive, but if interested I also have an NOS 1970 Impala junction block / control valve.    The wheel setup is the same 1969/1970 Chevrolet Impala / Canadian Pontiac, I understand the 1968 & prior have a different diameter spindle.

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