Are these using FRONT calipers from Camaros ?jade76 said:I've referred a couple other guys to him and they were satisfied with the setup. One of the guys just bought a set of brackets and I believe he told me he paid $90 for them, and went and found the calipers off a 78 or 79 Camaro and used them.
I was thinking 7.5 was different too, just wanted to see if anyone else has done it. I have another 8.5 I was going to redo, but I guess I'll have to take one of the axles out of it for now. It would be pretty stupid IMO to put a worn axle back in if I have a better one. I'd hate to rebuild this rearend just to have the axle break on me when I go to lay some rubber.badone07 wrote:
Doubt the 7.5 axles will work. Mainly due to the size and splines of the spider gears. Most 7.5's had 26 splines but some 88 and up had 28 splines. The 8.5 has 28 splines until changed to 30 in 88.
You most likely will have to have the axles' outter flange turned down to fit the rotor. I take a notch out of each bracket to make removing easy, without having to remove the axle. However, I retain all 4 mounting holes. Usually from the lower quarter of the bracket.
Definitely keeping the e-brakes. It will predominently see street use and most states require e-brakes to be street legal. Mine are getting a little modification though. I removed the stock e-brake assembly and putting in a hand brake out of an 88 Camaro. I have buckets out of a early 80's Cavalier or something similar, and tucking it between the 4 spd console which is getting modified for my B&M Hammer Shifter, and driver seat, so it won't be seen unless engaged.JohnnyRotten wrote:
i'd recommend retaining the E-Brake. ya may never need it but ya never know. what would happen if ya DID need it and ya had none ???
Yeah, he love's to help daddy, and get dirty too. Some day I'll actually be able to teach him what I'm doing, once I learn myself (lol), and get him involved. He already goes around all the time saying "Daddy, vroom, vroom, Nova!"JohnnyRotten wrote:
that kid's gota dirty face !!! get 'im a samwich and some cookies... he's deserved it
lookin' good !!!
jade76 said:That sound right?
Wow, I guess so!just so ya don't feel reamed on what ya paid fer yer plates... the T/A (got Seville) plates cost me $175. total... fer a screwin'