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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 17, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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C4 Corvette disc brake bracket source

Long time lurker, seldom post, but find lots of useful information.

Are there alternative sources for the C4 Corvette standard duty caliper bracket (12 inch rotors) for a 69 Camaro with disc spindle? I see they are available on the flynby website, but am concerned about deliverability.
Other vendor brackets will fit LS or C5 Corvette calipers and 13 inch rotors, but that setup requires larger wheels. I've read on the Wheels&Tires forum that other members run the C4 conversion and 15 inch Rallys (sometimes with 3/16 or 1/4 inch spacer).
I didn't want to build my own brackets (hack them out from 1/4 steel with hand tools) from the available .pdf files (pozziracing site) if a cleaner product is available. Thanks.

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Re: C4 Corvette disc brake bracket source

You might want to reach out to Kore3 (KORE3 Industries LLC: On and Off-Road Performance Automotive Components), they are very knowledgeable about all things brakes and sell a lot of corvette brake setups. I bought a complete C5 setup for my 67 Camaro from them and he knew more about what I needed to make this work then anyone else I spoke to.

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Re: C4 Corvette disc brake bracket source

If I'm not mistaken I think you're referring to the JL8 brakes, the 4 piston front brake set-up that utilized the Corvette 12" rotors. This original stuff isn't cheap.
Here's some links that might help.

JL8 Brakes Product Page

https://www.camarocentral.com/1969_J...p/brc-181j.htm

Wilwood Disc Brakes - D8-4 Calipers

The factory calipers are a good few bucks but I would run the Wilwood 4 or 6 piston calipers if originality isn't a concern.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 17, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: C4 Corvette disc brake bracket source

H2O - Thanks I'll call them. Their faq page indicates they do not support C4 Corvette 13" rotors, so I didn't think they would have brackets for C4 12" applications. I'd like to use the superior C5 system, but would rather keep 15" wheels.

slazisme - Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about the JL-9 standard duty setup from the C4 Corvette. Looking for an alternate source for this bracket '67-69 C4 brake upgrade conversion brackets

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Re: C4 Corvette disc brake bracket source

Speed Tech used to make nice annodized aluminum brackets for the C4 swap. You might ask them, they probably still offer them. I consider std C4 brakes equal to stock Camaro brakes in performance, so not a real help except they look more modern.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 17, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: C4 Corvette disc brake bracket source

davidpozzi - The brackets don't seem to be popular any longer as most of the sites that used to have them (from older posts) don't list them now. Maybe that's trying to tell me something. Considering your guidance on C4 brakes = Stock brakes and after some additional reading, maybe I need to reconsider this swap. Maybe keep stock brakes with good rotors and upgraded pads or move up to a larger wheel size and C5/C6 brakes. I don't race the car. Maybe this isn't necessary.

Thanks.

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