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I have a 67 number matching convertible and was wonder how much does it cost to replace drum brakes to disk brakes....and if i do will it effect the value of the car.
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You're certainly not going to lose value by changing configuration of brakes, you're improving the safety of the car, always adds value.

I would keep the OE drum brakes in case you ever sell it, just for the numbers issue.

I would suggest a single piston caliper, as started in 1969, as 1967 came with four-piston calipers and price of parts is very pricey. If you do find a set of four-piston calipers, good luck, I'd send them to White Post Restorations or Stainless Steel Brakes for stainless steel sleeving of the caliper cylinders to prevent pitting making the caliper useless, or at least a paperweight.

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My wife took one drive in my car with the origional non power drums and made me put discs on or I had to sell the car! With everyone else on the road driving 2 and 4 wheel discs, it isn't safe to be driving around with 40 yr old brakes. It will cost you about $400-500 to upgrade to a front wheel disc system if you piece all the parts together or about $600-700 for a 'one-stop-shoppng' kit from one of the repo houses. (Check out our sponsors website)and will be the best money you will ever spend. I kept my old drum setup around the garage for a while, but I think their gone now...Might as well replace your ball joints while you are at it, and if your control arm bushings haven't been changed on a while...

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Re: Help! original Drums or disks

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I have a 67 number matching convertible and was wonder how much does it cost to replace drum brakes to disk brakes....and if i do will it effect the value of the car.
Here's how I installed LS1 Camaro brakes on my ChevyII with Camaro drum spindles. The only issue is wheel clearance with stock wheels. I have to run 16" wheels to clear the calipers.

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The LS-1 is an upgrade over the stock single puck 11" disc brakes available in kit form or out of salvage yards off of '69-'74 Nova's (Apollo, Ventura, Omega). The LS-1 rotor is 12" in dia. with PBR dual caliper brakes and requires changing the spindle; not to mention the need (not desire) for bigger wheels.


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