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Front Drums to Disc
Posted by: bacho57 ()
Date: May 21, 2023 12:15PM

Has anyone replaced their front drums to disc brakes ?
If so, how difficult is it for a DIY'er to do ?
Any special tools needed ?

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Re: Front Drums to Disc
Date: May 21, 2023 12:27PM

Using the Search function (without the word "to") shows this recent topic that discussed this subject thoroughly:

LINK =>http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,1170161,page=1,phorum_session_v5=3151%3A27dfa5c7ca3730601f457935a19e71cc

Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CCF admin ~
CORSA +Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Front Drums to Disc
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 22, 2023 05:42AM

I did the Clark's kit on my 66. Very easy.


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Re: Front Drums to Disc
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: May 22, 2023 08:55AM

I did Scarebird brackets and GM Metrc calipers. I pieced together my own "kit" and made my own brake lines. The only special tools were the line bender and flaring tools.

If you want things to go as smooth as possible, you should consider buying a "pre-engineered" kit but either way it's well within a DIYer's skill set,

Note: If your front end has never been apart, be prepared to deal with a lot of stuck bolts and fittings.

A link to the posts on my experience is in the link above.

65 Corsa
SF Bay Area

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Re: Front Drums to Disc
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: May 24, 2023 09:31PM

I used Michael Leveque's brackets with 4x4 S-10 rotors and 2wd calipers. Stop straight ever time wet or dry, slow stop or panic stop. No way I would go back to drums after being spoiled by the front discs! I used his stainless steel hoses as well, worked great!

1964 Monza Coupe
1965 Corsa 140
1967 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: Front Drums to Disc
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 25, 2023 11:13AM

I think the first question that should have been asked is, . . . .
WHY do you want to convert to disc brakes?

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border, I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.

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Re: Front Drums to Disc
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: May 25, 2023 04:46PM

My 68 had Disc, my Rampside had Disc , my 64 stops, stops straight but if there was a simple disc kit that retained the stock wheels I would seriously consider it.
Not interested in figuring out a set up on my own winking smiley

1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1998 Honda Prelude Dirt track car
1967 Crown V8 under construction
Mike Levine
Cumming Georgia
North of Atlanta

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