May 17th, 00, 11:54 AM
Well I just got my drum spindles back from the machine shop, had them modified to accept caliper bracket as suggested on David Pozzi's web site (thanks for all the info Dave, it's been really helpful). I was interested about putting on the Corvette brakes as he had mentioned on his site. Anybody done this? David mentioned using caliper and rotor from an early 70's Vette and modifying the caliper mounting bracket to accept the larger caliper. What wheel bearings are used and will this setup fit in my 15" rally rims? What modifications are necessary on the caliper bracket? I was also wondering if the stock booster will clear my big block. Thanks for the help.
May 17th, 00, 04:56 PM
On my site, I suggest a 69 type single piston caliper bracket cut, and extended out to match the larger OD corvette rotor. And use a caliper made for a 1 1/4" thick rotor, like a mid 70's chevy pickup 1/2 ton. It's exactly like a 69 caliper except wider.
The mockup I did, I used a late 60's Corvette REAR rotor. The front has a little different offset.
I have not done this exact swap, but I have done it with a four piston corvette caliper. Duplicating the JL8 Camaro four wheel disc setup.
I just thought the single piston way is simpler and cheaper and should work great.
The older I get, the faster I was!
May 18th, 00, 12:51 PM
Would the front caliper from the Vette work on this setup? Are the wheel bearings interchangable or is there a specific one I need to use?