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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 14, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a difference between disc and drum spindles? I want to convert my 68 to disc brakes and want to buy as few parts as possible.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 14, 05:33 PM
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Re: spindles

Yes but you can cut down the drum spindles.

Info here: http://www.pozziracing.com/brakes.htm

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Re: spindles

There are also kits with brackets for use with the drum spindles.

http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...dc14/overview/
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 14, 08:05 AM
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Re: spindles

Yes, as noted above. I converted a car using '72 Ventura disc brakes and had a wheel bearing fail that destroyed the disc spindle. I pulled out the drum one to compare and the only difference was the height of the brake pin boss. You have to cut it off and machine it flat. I cut mine off with a 3" cutoff wheel just a little high then used what was at the time my dad's mill and squared it up. Worked great.

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