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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 17, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Camaro?

My 67 came with power brakes and front discs, which I believed to be options J50 and J52, and work exceedingly well.

I have since found that the calipers are single piston, and hence not original 67. They look pretty much like 69 calipers, but I do not know whether they are indeed GM parts installed to replace leaky 67 calipers, or maybe a later upgrade. I found the discrepancy the hard way when trying to fit a new set of hoses.

I am not concerned about originality, as much as about identifying the part to procure new hoses or other spares.

A picture is found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/02trvg22a4...liper.JPG?dl=0

Thank you all!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 17, 07:06 AM
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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

Antonio,

it does appear you have 69 calipers. I would take one with you to Napa but ordering for a 69 should do the trick.

EDIT-sorry just noticed your location, forget the Napa comment!

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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

Most aftermarket kits source cheap imported parts (India and Pakistan) made as replacement service parts for Metric G-body GM cars.

The better kits use the '69 Camaro parts or more common 1969-'72 Chevelle parts that use SAE fittings.

Original parts for your car were similar but lighter than the 1965-'82 Corvette parts (By lighter I mean the rotors were not as thick). There were other differences between the original calipers and rotors for different cars back in 1967-68 because GM was still designing parts based upon a slide rule and the engineer's experience. As such a heavier car got bigger brakes, or a car with a much higher top speed got different brakes (thicker rotors to hold more heat, different materials that work better when very hot, etc.).

here are some of the differences:

https://www.camaros.net/forums/16-bra...-corvette.html

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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

Just to add my .02 to Dave's comments
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Most aftermarket kits source cheap imported parts (India and Pakistan) made as replacement service parts for Metric G-body GM cars.
These pads are identified by a part number with 154 or 7070 in it such as MKD154 or ts 7070AM

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The better kits use the '69 Camaro parts or more common 1969-'72 Chevelle parts that use SAE fittings.
these have part nukbers with 52 or 728 in it such as D52 or TS 728

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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

Thank you all for your kind replies. I will let you know if/when I get to the bottom of this matter.

#1: 67 RS ragtop, Yellow, 230, 3 speed manual, manual everything, sold long ago, sorely missed
#2: 67 ragtop, White, 327/210/PG, 12 bolt posi, front discs, power all, tinted glass, metric dashb'd, tilt wheel, remote mirror, custom interior, clock
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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

The calipers are 69 "V back" style due to the thick V cast into the rear face.

On the hoses, the 69 hoses anchor/connect to the steel tubing with the anchors bolted to the top of the frame rails and the hose has a metal clamp with tab at mid-point that bolts to a hole in the middle of the upper A arm. So the hose follows the upper control arm. Those hoses won't fit a 67, the 67 drum brake hose anchor is nearly half-way down the side of the frame rail. A 67 disc brake hose might work, I'm not sure where the frame anchor is located. If it doesn't, try a 1971 Monte Carlo hose.

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Vendors supply '69 calipers not knowing that the banjos will contact the '67 bump stops. Every '67 shipped to me with '69 calipers has this issue. Very obvious if you simply look at them. Buy '70 Monte/Chevelle calipers to avoid banjo collision. Do a side by side to evaluate the differences. I have no problems obtaining GM calipers from many of my local suppliers, most throughout the country can do the same.

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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

Here's a pic of a 70' Monte Carlo caliper I got from the
O'Reilly web site for comparison. This is the style my
conversion from Right Stuff cam with. I believe I had
to specify I wanted the Delco calipers.



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Re: Can somebody help me identify the front disc calipers on my 67 Cam

You have all been of great help!

I thank you profusely,

Antonio

#1: 67 RS ragtop, Yellow, 230, 3 speed manual, manual everything, sold long ago, sorely missed
#2: 67 ragtop, White, 327/210/PG, 12 bolt posi, front discs, power all, tinted glass, metric dashb'd, tilt wheel, remote mirror, custom interior, clock
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