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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 02, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 70 nova W/ drum brakes all around, will this be enough or should Isell the car and get something newer w/disc braks. Because I am not very handy when it comes to switching suspension and brake transfers. It will be a weekend driver only. Maybe a 13 second car.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 02, 03:38 PM
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If you make it a 13 second car,you will need disk brakes to stop the car..
you can spend up to $1000 on parts for a complete front disk changeover.
As far as selling it, its up to you if you wanna put the money into a nova.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 02, 02:25 AM
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check out these guys "pro street" front brake kits. I am running this setup and it is good for the price. Should be enough for what you want. www.areospacecomponents.com

Check out my website for more info.
www.geocities.com/boodlefoof

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i have the pro street kit in the mail, i went for the option zinc wash and cross driller rotors (for looks). been hearing good things, unfortunetly i have a partially collapsed lung, so the install will need to wait for a few weeks.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 02, 02:01 AM
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you can install a Wilwood system for cheap.


but you CAN have a 13second car with Drum Brakes, Mine is, its a 13:82 @104mph

a little slow for me, but it works and My brakes hold up fine.


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CNC,

what did you do to yourself?
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 02, 01:50 PM
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I like the looks and price of the aerospace brakes but what size wheels can you put on them. I know with baers you need a certain kit. I want 17 inch wheels so will the wrok on the pro sreet wheels?
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 02, 02:06 PM
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If you want to stay with drum brakes, you might want to try Praise Dyno Brakes. www.praisedynobrake.com

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 02, 05:20 PM
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when I contacted Aerospace and asked them about the kit (which I ended up buying) they said that they would fit most 15'' wheels. I got 16'' wheels just to be sure and they have plenty of clearance.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 02, 12:30 PM
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they say you can use your stock wheels with the aerospace components kit, they even include billet wheel spacers if neccessary.

Boodle,
i had something happen at work where i couldnt breath, and it continued to get worse, so i drove to the hospital, and found it to be a partially collapsed lung, which has been healing on its own, but i gotta take it easy for a few days.
i appreciate the concern though

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Good luck healing No-E!

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 02, 07:34 PM
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i second that. Take care of yourself.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 02, 08:17 PM
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