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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 02, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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When using the Chevelle drum spindle for a disc brake conversion, do I have to have the steering arms from the Chevelle also?I know this will fit on a first gen., but im not sure about the steering arms. Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 02, 01:20 PM
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The Chevelle is a front steer car. You have to use the Camaro arms.
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can't you just swap the arms side to side? or are there other differences?

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Thank you david for you fast reply. I have come across some dirt cheap drum spindles and am going to modify those for the disc conversion before I start. This way I will not have to have my daily driver out of service any longer than neccessary. Thanks again!
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Novaderrik, From what I have heard (from Art Rasmusson before his death) the ackerman angle (The Ackerman angle is the term used to describe steering geometry that causes the inside front wheel to turn "tighter" than the outside front wheel.) is not right when you switch the sides around. Its about like installing a newer metric steering box in a first gen.- You can do it - but, it is not right.

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The Chevelle arm goes straight forward in line with the two spindle attaching bolts.
The Chevelle caliper goes to the rear same as a Camaro.
If you used the Chevelle arm, you would have to put it on going to the rear where it would hit the caliper.
You could put the caliper to the front of the car, then it would hit the sway bar and the brake hose would be too short and get tangled up.
The Chevelle arm would be about two inches too high and would cause a huge bumpsteer problem.
But you would never get that far unless you left the calipers off.
I'll have to do a photo of this difference because we get this question all the time.
Once you see it, it's pretty clear why it won't work.
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The side to side swap, that I was referring to was for 2nd gen. disc spindles. Sorry if I confused anyone.

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