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Author Topic:   metric spindles on a camaro front clip???
posted April 25, 2003 12:53 PM
metric spindles are too short, and way to narrow , 3.5 inches total.

id say not a option, though i guarantee someone will say they have done it for years and won everything,lol.


posted April 26, 2003 07:27 AM
YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT 66jj. That's another thing I like about this forum. You will see a post from a guy who is wanting to know how to hop-up an old 305 that "came with" the car and ask if the metric transmission would be OK for racing....three nights later the SAME GUY will be talking about "instant centers" and "polar moments" claiming that he's solved the bump steer problems on his metric using a Ford van idler arm. "Won a lot of races with that set up!" I love this place!

posted April 26, 2003 09:48 AM
The Camaro clip has had a lot of engineering done to it over the last 30 years. You have to think back when they started using them. A taller spindle was always the first thing to change to. The old and new Impala spindles solve a lot of problems with the Camaro front end. They are taller. They have lower, shorter, stronger steering arms and 12 inch brakes make them a great choice for the Camaro.

Forget the weight in a street stock style car. The other benefits far outweigh the weight savings. If you machined 5 pounds of unsprung weight off of each side then raced it you couldn't even tell the difference. But better camber gain, bump steer, brakes and durability will be a huge gain in performance.

Good luck,

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posted April 26, 2003 02:42 PM
Question about weights.
C21 mentioned that Metric Caliper on Camaro/Nova spindle is lighter, how much lighter and what is the Harris Adaptor? How much lighter is the metric spindle/brake/caliper then the same for the Camaro/Nova? I am working on a Drag Car and may try to replace the 77 Nova spindle or brake assembly I have with Metric if it is worth the effort. What will it take?

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