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  1. Drivetrain & Performance
    66 Chevy II with a new Heidts front end with Wilwood disk brakes, and a new ford 9” with drums in the rear. I put a new MC and prop valve along with a line lock, everything is plumbed correctly but when I go to bleed the right rear drum, I pull a little fluid and a bunch of air, and the air is...
  2. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey everyone, My Nova has drum brakes I was wondering if anyone would know if the front brakes from a 1968 Pontiac GTO would fit onto my 1968 Nova 500. My uncle with the GTO is upgrading his brakes and is getting rid of his old hardware. I was curious if anyone know if his old disc brakes...
  3. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I am running manual disc / drum brakes in my 1970 Nova. I have corresponded with Wilwood and here is what they have suggested… “A 6:1 is a pretty standard leverage for manual brakes. With a 6:1 pedal ratio and the140-11291 calipers, we would recommend a 1.00” bore for manual brakes. A master...
  4. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey guys bought a project in a box. Many parts some in triples , but because I never took apart it’s been a rough go navigating , my car has heights front clip with disc brakes , I recently bought kit to add disc to back also, bought new porposining valve and booster, I never remover brake lines...
  5. 1962-67 Chevy II parts
    I am selling my New Chevy II Smith Racecraft Chrome Moly Strut Front end (Fits 1962-1967) Everything is new. It has been used for mach up only. It is the total package.. 4130 Chromoly Front Motor Plate (LS) Mid Motor Plate Control Arms Brake line kit Braided Brake lines Rack & Pinion Rack Mount...
  6. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I recently put an entire new brake system on my 68, ran new lines front and rear. No matter how many times i bleed the brakes the pedal is still extremely spongy. If i pump the brakes several times itll stiffen up but once I let off I lose it again. It doesn't fade off if I'm holding it. Brand...
  7. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hello, I am upgrading to rear disc brakes on my 1978. I have been looking at F-body brakes (even though they vary through the years, it sounds like 1988-2002 will work), as a lot of people have adapted these to 10 bolts on a variety of GM cars. However, the F-body's of these years have the...
  8. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hello, I will be running 17" wheels on my '78 and for $800 I can get 2" drop spindles with C5 brakes (including braided SS hoses, hubs, bearings....everything). 17" wheels will clear these brakes. Does this seem like a good use of money? I am not aware of anything that can compete with this...
  9. Drivetrain & Performance
    73 Nova Coupe 350/TH350 Automatic. I'm troubleshooting electric issues in my car and I think my vacuum pump for my brakes is setup incorrectly. The engine has 12hg vacuum at idle due to a large cam. I have a ssbc vacuum pump connected directly to the brake booster. The pump turns on whenever...
  10. 4th Generation Nova's
    Hello, I have a '78 that will see mixed track use (road course, auto-x, drag) and I have been eye-balling this kit: https://www.performanceonline.com/1975-79-Chevy-Nova-Disc-Brake-Conversion-Kit-13-Rotors-2-Drop-Spindles/ I like this because calipers, rotors and pads are super plentiful (C5...
  11. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hello Nova community, possible stupid question... I have been reading about how people convert old gm cars to use the hydroboost units from gm trucks and vans. I was curious if this is possible with a vacuum booster? Mostly is there a modern car i could find in a junkyard to take the booster off...
  12. 1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I'm one of those keep it original even if the old technology is subpar compared to today's tech. That's said I ride around on 4 drum brakes and am going to do all 4 wheels. I'm looking for 4 drum rotors. I drive a 1963 L6 194 4 door- she's affectionately known as my 6-banger, or my granny-rod...
  13. Drivetrain & Performance
    I've been looking through other posts but don't quite find my scenario....hopefully someone can help... Its a 69 Nova. as far as I can tell this car was born with manual brakes. Someone put in power brakes (still drum all around) but never adjusted the pedal linkage at all. The car has a...
  14. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi guys, I'm relatively new here, but I love the collaborative spirit. I am gearing up to start what is a big project for me and I'm hoping you guys could loan some of that "been there/done that" knowledge to me in preparation. I want to upgrade my 64 Chevy II suspension, brakes and steering...
  15. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I'm looking to get a big brake kit for m73 Nova and there are two available that I'm interested in, available at Summit Racing. The CPP Classic Performance Kit #6869FRBK-BB http://www.summitracing.com/parts/clp-6869frbk-bb/overview/year/1973/make/chevrolet/model/nova Right Stuff Detailing...
  16. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Here' an idea that I've been knocking around in my head for while, I'm sure I'm not the first one but I've had little success in finding information aside that from: http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen_suspension.htm As you probably know the sub frame out of a Gen 1 Camaro is identical to...
  17. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    NEED Advice on Brake Upgrade (non-performance) 74 Sedan with drums all around, 2 piston master cylinder with no brake booster. Stopping and keeping the car stopped at a light takes a lot of hard pushing. I am going to keep the car mostly stock but may add headers and better intake to the 350...
  18. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Cant find backing plates for front drums anywhere. I would like to keep everything original as much as possible. The car has been sitting a while and the front brakes locked up and cant get the shoes out so I can at least move it around the yard. Maybe I'm missing something trying to get them...
  19. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    It has been awhile since I reported in. Was planning on the disc brake conversion at all four corners but I felt it wise to completely address the rear end suspension before moving on. Started off by removing all the damn spider eggs and BS attached to the undercarriage from 7yrs of hanging...
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