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65 disc brakes

Postby WARNER » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:00 pm

To add disc brakes to my 65 Koupe should I replace the spindles. I have run across an entire set up. Is there a caliper mounting bracket that is bolt on that I can peel off this set or should I replace spindle and all?
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Re: 65 disc brakes

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:24 am

WARNER wrote:To add disc brakes to my 65 Koupe should I replace the spindles. I have run across an entire set up. Is there a caliper mounting bracket that is bolt on that I can peel off this set or should I replace spindle and all?


The spindles are the same for both disc and drum brakes in 65. The caliper brackets bolt to the spindle.

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Re: 65 disc brakes

Postby zray » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:22 pm

Now is a very good time to check the spindle bearing surfaces for uneven wear and discoloration (from excessive heat). If in doubt have them checked out by a knowledgeable and experienced person.

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Re: 65 disc brakes

Postby WARNER » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:53 pm

So does anyone have 1965 caliper brackets available? How much?
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Re: 65 disc brakes

Postby C6ZZKGT » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:30 pm

WARNER wrote:So does anyone have 1965 caliper brackets available? How much?


You need more than the caliper brackets as one of the retaining bolts is different for disc brakes compared to drum brakes. There are also tin shields that go behind the rotor. Reproductions of the caliper brackets are available.

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