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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 09, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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76-78 Nova brakes

I know the 76 - 78 Nova front disk brakes aren't included in the list of parts that swap onto a 1st Gen Camaro, but has anyone looked to see what is different? I know where there are 5 of these in a junk yard and was wandering how different they actually are??? Does anything else swap over from it?? Really the only thing from the brakes I would want is the backing plates and the caliper brackets. Everything else would need to be replaced anyways.

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Re: 76-78 Nova brakes

1975 and later Nova's are front-steer suspension system.
1974 and earlier (to 1968) are rear-steer.

Don't know if there is a height difference or other problems in the spindles or it just steering arm position that would prevent a 'bolt-on' - hopefully David or others will see and fill in missing info.

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Re: 76-78 Nova brakes

I think the 75 up Nova is the same or very close to the 70 up Camaro.

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I figure that they probably have cast i-piece spindles like the later cars, not like the forged spindled earlier cars.

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They have cast spindles. We installed a set on a 67 Camaro a while ago, but had to use the rh spindle on the lh side, and viceversa. Also the sway bar needs to be removed due to interference. Not the best option, so we removed it as soon as we found a suitable swap.

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Re: 76-78 Nova brakes

OK thanks alot. Just saw a possible chance for a few parts to be salvaged. I figured them to be different, but it's better to ask than not.

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