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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 09, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Disc brake swap question

Is there any way to do a disc brake swap from a 76 Omega to a 67 Camaro? I know a 73-74 will work as well as certain years of other cars but this is all I can find at a good price. Having some parts machined to make it work would not be a problem. Thanks this forum rocks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 09, 04:53 PM
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Re: Disc brake swap question

I am 99% sure that 75-79 X-bodies are front steer, so I am thinking the steering arms off the 76 Omega won't work. I believe the spindles are different as well. I will do some checking and post back.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 09, 04:58 PM
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Re: Disc brake swap question

If you really can't swing one of the conversion kits (right around $500), you'd probably be better off using your drum spindles (cutting the top boss down a little) and just buying the 69 style caliper brackets, reman 69 style single piston calipers, single piece rotors, and the "conversion" flex lines from some place like Right Stuff. With a reman master and booster, and a repro holdoff valve and master cylinder line kit, you might get closer to $300 for the deal.

http://www.pozziracing.com/brakes.ht...Drums_to_Discs

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 09, 06:38 PM
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Re: Disc brake swap question

1968-74 Omega which is the Olds equiv of the Nova which uses the 69 Camaro subframe and suspension. The 75 and above Omega do not interchange for a 1st gen Camaro, they are the same as the 2nd gen Camaro.
Why bother when you can buy the 69 brand new kit at $300 or less. Here's one for less:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AMESELX%3AIT
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 09, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Disc brake swap question

I was originally going to buy the Omega for the rearend and was hoping I could use brakes but it looks like i'll have to buy one of those conversion kits.thanks for the responses.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 09, 07:00 AM
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Re: Disc brake swap question

Some where, i think on this site, is a list of donor cars for this swap.
I used 72 Chevele for my 67. That was 10 years ago and I guess these parts are getting more scarce in the bone yards.

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