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Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions, Steering & Handling

 
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 01, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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I OWN A 68 CAMARO, I HAVE DRUM BRAKES ON IT NOW, I RECENTLY FOUND A 1970 OLDS DELTA 88 THAT HAD THE DISC BRAKE SETUP, WITH THE STEERING LINKAGE TO THE REAR LIKE I NEED, JUST WANTING TO KNOW IF THAT WILL WORK ON MY 68 CAMARO, IF SO I WANT TO RUSH OVER AND GET IT, BECAUSE I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS FOR A WHILE, AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK.. THEY ARE THE TWO PIECE SPINDLES ON MY 68 AND THEY ARE TWO PIECE ON THE 70 OLDS 88 JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL WORK BEFORE I SPEND ALOT OF MONEY ON THEM AND TO FIND OUT THAT THEY MAY NOT WORK... THAT WOULD REALLY TICK ME OFF... I KNOW THAT I'VE SEEN THE 68-72 OLDS 85 WILL WORK, IS IT THE SAME???
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wew, take it easy on the CAPS LOCK! its considered yelling and makes it tough to read.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 01, 02:01 PM
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While similar looking to the Camaro brakes the Delta 88 brakes are much bigger and you would have to adapt the ball joints and steering linkage to fit.
If you do not have access to a machine shop and welding, look for more compatable components.
DISC BRAKES THAT WILL FIT FIRST GEN CAMAROS
You can use the spindle, caliper, bracket, or rotor from:
Apollo 73-74
Buick Special 69-72
Camaro 69
Chevelle 69-72
Firebird 69
Grand Prix 69
Grand Prix 70-72
Monte Carlo 70-72
Nova 69-74
Olds F85 69-72
Omega 73-74
Sprint gmc /El Camino 71-72
Tempest 69-72
Ventura II 71-74
They must be disc brake equipped of course. I believe discs became standard in 1970.
Some of the cars listed have the caliper forward of the spindle. You must swap side for side placing the Caliper to the rear of the spindle on the Camaro.And use your Camaro steering arms.
I'm not shure about brake boosters working from every car listed. TheFirebird , Nova, El Camino, and Monte Carlo do for shure.

I've also deleted four piston type from this list.
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gee, david, you must have that list memorized by now.. it gets put up at least once a week. or so it seems. or do you just have it saved somewhere? i personally think this is one of those things that should be put in a FAQ section or something...i would think that would save a lot of space on the server, and a lot of time on your part responding to this question all the time.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 01, 04:38 PM
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Kyle Tucker (www.detroitspeed.com) installed the same disk brakes setup on
his Twister. I beleive if you buy his
upper tubular arms and tell him the ball
joint size. He will rework it..(more cost)
I was thinking of doing the same thing, your doing, just unsufficient funds for the fancy upper control arms..

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