I'm ready to do the front end suspension, brakes, steering components on my build. Any recommendations for brand / parts vendor??
I want the car to remain stock. The car comes with manual drum brakes. I was going to upgrade it to power but my front drums are done. Since I need new drums I might as well get disk brakes instead. I have all the working parts for the manual system to retain with the car for future owner. However, I do want to keep to 1968 era stock components. So I need disk brakes but of the "old style" variety.
Front End Bushing Kit Front END Upper and lower ball joints Front coil springs Power Steering Linkage Kit Front disk brake kit (rotors, calipers, master cylinder, lines, hoses etc.)
Definitely recommend front discs. You'll love them. The kits they sell are great. I think inline tube or the right stuff sells good conversion kits. Other than that, I'd get all the parts from Ames. Some of the front end parts like the tie rods are Pontiac specific. Some places try to give you Camaro parts. Ames will provide the right parts
I have no complaints about the right stuff disc brake conversion I did... I also did a whole new suspension.. I got a kit from DR Classic... no complaints there either.. everything fit great and the car handles a gazillion percent better...
[quote=Bob S.]Definitely recommend front discs. You'll love them. The kits they sell are great. I think inline tube or the right stuff sells good conversion kits. Other than that, I'd get all the parts from Ames. Some of the front end parts like the tie rods are Pontiac specific. Some places try to give you Camaro parts. Ames will provide the right parts[/quote
I will probability give them a call to see what they have. The TRW parts look good. However, I can't use the website, it's needs to be put to pasture. Great parts, horrific website. lol
I will caution you on the front disc brake calipers. Not everyone sells an exact match to the original castings that have the "V" in the back side. If that matters to you, then look for those specifically. I also bought the correct brake booster with the upside down Delco stamp from Summit Racing of all places. Also be warry of fuel tanks if you plan to buy a new one. I ordered one and it came painted silver. returned it no questions asked, but I did replace it with the Canadian built one that is perfect.
I also bought a bunch of fuel and brake lines and clips etc...from Inline Tube. That stuff all looks very correct but I went with the stainless lines. Plan to get going on the installation once I paint the bottom of the car. Weather has been crappy here in Chicago. Hope that changes soon.
Aren't you afraid people will know you have stainless lines instead of stock steel tubing. I don't knowww. ( sorry, I just couldn't resist busting your balls a little. I mean, the "V" on the caliper? Really? Is it going to work better because it has a V? I think I would smack somebody if they got close enough to see if my caliper had a V on it.) I think I have some original 69 air in a tire out back. How much do you think I could get for it?
I hear you, yes it seems a little ridiculous, but if you are spending $60 each for a caliper and you could have the correct one for the same price, wouldn't you? It is a giant "V" by the way, which insures Victory! LOL.
48 year old air? I bet there is a market for that on EBay.
Would I? Really I don't think I would even care one way or the other. Now if one worked better than the other...that would be totally different. I don't mean to berate your quest for everything original. I get it. But sometimes it just seems a bit over the top to me. But then I'm not from the original camp so much either.