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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old May 13th, 07, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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I just put disc brakes on my 69 that I have put together and had my drum spindles machined for disc (.610 machined from top boss). I'm using repop caliper brackets, splash shields bolts, and rotors. Using GM 69 calipers. It all went together well. The problem I am having is my wheels rub the caliper brackets just so slightly on both wheels. They are 14x7JJ steelies for the dog dish caps. They are for disc brakes because I have some 14x6 rallies for disc and they do the same thing. Could I have not have enough machined off the top boss or maybe to much?? How can I check it?? Can I grind a little off the edge of the bracket to clear? Anybody else ran into this?
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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

Yeah, it's common with 14" wheels. Time to break out the angle grinder.

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

Bryan,
I was under the impression that the 14' wheels will not fit with disc brakes, period. I just did the same swap on the front of my Chevelle and tried them just for grins and they definitely hit. I am going to 15" wheels anyway so its no big deal for me.

Personally, I would not even dream of grinding on any brake part. Especially a caliper bracket.

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

sure 14 inch wheels fit with disc.. almost all camaros came with 14's in 1969..you just have to have the correct rim......you said your rims say 14x6jj
well,all 14x6 say that.but this dont necessarilly mean they will fit disc.but... the code stamped near the valve stem will decifer a disc rim or not.

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

search in brakes for post by BPOS. His 69 came with disk brakes and 14" rallyes. He has posted the wheel code that fits. I understand the difference is very sublte.





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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

Grinding 1/16" off the top of an aftermarket caliper bracket in a non-critical area won't hurt a thing.

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

My wheels are coded K1 81 date code 4-29 UC stamped at the valve stem. Can anybody tell me if they are for disc brakes?

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

They also have 14x7JJ stamped on the part where the tire mounts.

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

Even if you have the right wheel code, it might not clear unless you grind a little off the bracket.

The repop brackets stick out further than the OE brackets. I have pics of the differences. They also leave a large gap between the caliper and the bracket.

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Re: Caliper Bracket Rub On Wheel

I found this on an earlier post as contributed by Vintage 68:

Chevy (GM) didn't make the rims - they were contract manufactured mainly by Kelsy-Hayes Corp. during the 60's and 70's and yes, they made lots of different rims those first years of discs that will only work with drums.
The codes for wheels that will fit with Disc barakes are way to many to list here and really most wheels off post 1970 cars will fit disc brake cars as discs became standard then. I have listed several of the codes from my pocket cheat-sheet that I look for when I come across swap meet wheels that may be of help to you in you search.
*14 x 6" = AE,XB,XE,XF,XG,YB
*14 x 7" = AO,YA,YJ,YW
Most of these codes come from 68-70 cars so at least you have a starting point. These are not just 'Rally' codes, some are plain type wheels that will work with discs.

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