Q: Disc Brake Conversions (More)
Does anyone know of any other donor cars for disc brake assembly other than the Nova and clones. Is there any way to put 2nd gen. F-Body discs on ours?
A: I just wrote a letter about that a few days ago! The spindles with all the disc stuff attached can be used from any 1969 to 72 A-body, that’s Chevelle, LeMans, Cutlass, Skylark, and all the derivatives (442, GTO, F-85, GS). You need to use the steering arm from your drum brake Firebird, and I can’t answer about differences regarding the metering valve. I CAN tell you that the 1969 and 70 A-body used the separate valves like the 1969 F-car, but the 71 and 72 used a combination valve. Also there was a slight difference in the boosters, I believe the A-cars had a letter “A” stamped on the pushrod through the firewall.
I think the 2nd gen F-car components present some difficulties, maybe somebody out there has tried this.
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