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Author Topic:   All go and no stop - Rear Disk Brakes
DirtDobber
Member
posted April 08, 2003 03:49 PM
I want to put disk brakes on my Street stock and wanted to find out ya'lls imput as the best way to go. Did GM make a rear disk brake 4 on 4 1/2 rear end? Maybe I could find something in the goody yard! But I really don't want to get caught with specialty stuff eighter.


c21
Member
posted April 08, 2003 04:34 PM
are you sure you don't mean 4 3/4 a 4.5 is a ford and mopar pattern. you can get disks from camaro's for 4.75


DirtDobber
Member
posted April 08, 2003 06:15 PM
Yep 4 3/4
Sorry I have this Cranial Rectal problem. I was in a hurry so as not to get caught by the boss!

Is there anything special about the calipers from the camaros?

What about the mounting? Weld on with new supports or bolt on or ??

I am working on a 77 monte

Thanks Guys I will probably hit the "Goody" yards this week.

Wonder what is the width of that rear end. Can I just buy the whole rearend and make it work? I need to change gears anyway.


Eljojo
Member
posted April 08, 2003 06:19 PM
It's a bolt on application


Pickel
Member
posted April 08, 2003 09:17 PM
I have a 10 bolt out of a Camaro that I converted to disc brakes. It cost about 50 dollars in parts and about 2 hours worth of work. First go to your local salvage yard, find you a Olds Toranado, Cadillac Eldorado, or a Buick Riviera with four wheel disc brakes. You need the rotors off of the front or rear, calibers off the front, and the brake bracket off the rear. You ream two holes on the brake brackets to bolt to your GM and you have to grind 1/16 off the hub of the axle for the rotor to slide on.


RC Racing
Member
posted April 08, 2003 11:42 PM
Pickel, what did you use for the master cylinder?

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crew42
Member
posted April 10, 2003 12:54 AM
use a master off of a 70's vette with 4 wheel disks they have them power or manual to fit your aplication

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2002 H.O.T. Street Stock Champion
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Pickel
Member
posted April 10, 2003 09:12 PM
I used a Vet at one point in time and it worked good. When it went out I just went and grabbed one off of a truck and just reversed the lines and it works great.


DirtDobber
Member
posted April 17, 2003 10:35 AM
Pickel
That was alot of metal I took off the axel hub there!

I have one finished and should have the other done tonight. I think I had better hit the yard for some more axels though. I don't think I will have time to grind them down if I break one in the heat or something. Thanks for the INFO!!

race it
Member
posted April 24, 2003 09:33 PM
If I rember right it put more pressure on the rear wheels then it does the front..


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