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Author Topic:   Spindle/Brake advice for Camaro
Dixon
Member
posted March 01, 2002 03:13 PM
I have yet another question. Are there some spindles from a later model Caprice or truck that will bolt into a 74 Camaro and allow bigger discs and calipers? I can change control arms if it's not too much trouble.


redneck racing
Member
posted March 06, 2002 03:56 PM
Hey bud my book says that 78-79 buick,cadillac seville,chevy,olds,pontiac and buick riviera use a 12'o.d. rotor with a 5x5 bolt pattern the i dont see why you cant use them i dont see why you cant make them work modt chevy stuff interchanges. Good luck Eddie


YAZ
Member
posted March 06, 2002 09:16 PM
I RUN A 79 CHEVY CAPRICE AND IT HAS 4.75"
5 HOLE BOLT PATTERN. WHICH I THINK IS THE
SAME AS YOUR CAMARO.

DOES THE CAMARO HAVE REAR STEERING LINKAGE?


Gene
Member
posted March 07, 2002 03:27 PM
I run the Cad spindles, no problem.


Dixon
Member
posted March 07, 2002 08:58 PM
The steering linkage, if you mean where the tie-rod connects to the spindle, is towards the front of the car. The bolt pattern really doesn't matter right now, because I haven't bought any wheels yet. I'm just looking to run the biggest discs and calipers possible.


redneck racing
Member
posted March 07, 2002 11:37 PM
The Camaro should be a front steer car unlike my 73 Nova which has rear steer but not for long i have a 77 camaro front steer clip that im going to put under it.


fastrack1
Member
posted March 08, 2002 05:19 AM
u can use a 78-83 buick park avenue iknow will work we just done this this past season on a new car i built u will not have to change ball joints just hook it up u wiil have a 5x5 and big rotors but u can also use the early 70s chevy impala just change the lower ball joint the key to finding these spindles is to first check the stud size before removing from car also i saw some big pontiac wagons with them


dirtracer50
Member
posted March 08, 2002 09:14 PM
If you were to use the early seventies impala spindles and rotors with the camaro tie rods you may want to put a couple of flat washers on the top side of the tie rod to pull it into the taper a little better without the flat washers you may run out of threads before you get a tight fit. Thought that may help somebody.


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