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Old 05-23-04, 04:13AM   #1
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This is information for a 1968 Camaro I beleive, would it be about the same for a 68 Firebird?

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...es_on_fgen.htm
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Old 05-24-04, 11:01PM   #2
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Thanks! But you need to move this to the 1stgen tech corner where it will be more appreciated...I think I'll try the 13" rotors for the front, but my back brakes are already decided upon...Aerospace Components Pro-Street Conversion PN AC-530VR...$525 w/o parking brake, $650 with drum-in-disc-hat parking brake...it compares favorably to the $625 quoted there for the J55 13" rotor set-up...

Another thing to think about...any of these conversions is going to weigh more than the factory drum set-up, so they really are over-kill unless you've got the go! that needs to whoa!, which is where I'm heading with CBird...we've got a roadcourse just south of FTW, MSR, that I'd love to run her on, but the four drum brakes are definitely lacking even completely rebuilt with a stiff pedal...:cool:
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Old 05-25-04, 02:26AM   #3
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Heh yeah I don't plan on converting to them heh, but I wouldn't mind putting some disc brakes up front. If only because they are easier to change lol.
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Old 05-27-04, 12:14PM   #4
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When they say hub, I sure hope that doesn't mean the drum hub....then that would really be adding weight to the spindle and bearings it was never meant to see... :cool:
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Old 05-29-04, 07:19PM   #5
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pics?...and why is this still in G-body brake conversions? :cool:
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Old 05-29-04, 09:46PM   #6
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and why is this still in G-body brake conversions?
1) 67-69 FBody Tech has the description of being more for restoring to "factory spec" then improving.

2) Chances are more likely that someone looking for first gen brake information will come to the section titled "Brakes" before 67-69 Tech.

3) This forum doesn't have enough members or posts to have a section for only A-body brakes.

If we were to set things up for that sort of situation then I will move this, but a complete reorganizing takes planning heh.

The biggest reason is of course that this section's title is "Brakes". I mean otherwise couldn't you post these G-body/A-body topics under each of the Tech forums and eliminate this one completly?
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If you go down the "Reply" page under the submit button a few inches is a button called "Manage Attachments".

Click it.

Click Browse and then select your file.

Then click Upload.
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I sent him detailed instructions as well on the pic thing...well how about taking out the A body reference in the sub-title then and using "Brake Conversion Ideas for the Traditional Pontiacs..."??? Hmmm...?:cool:
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It is all up to Gach, I'll send an e-mail his way.
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Good idea on the title change for the brake forum.
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Nice wording on the title...I could've sworn the compressed files were under the 75k limit when I resent them. Can this corner imbed? Let's see...

eBay '68 FBird Disc Conversion courtesy of 455 cranky

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And I see now, these are not the pics I sent back...I wouldn't have left so much concrete on the right side of the second pic...wha hoppened, cranky?:confused:
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