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Re: Disc brake swap.



Volare disk on B-body's yup, & we used a set on a 62 New Yorker also.  Worked just fine. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Date: 9/14/2016 9:04:33 PM
Subject: Re: Disc brake swap.
 

Most of the people who are replying about Volare stuff are thinking B-body, which your Polara is not.


The 68 New Yorker has the same front suspension as your 65 Polara, and the spindles will bolt on. There may be two different sized ball joints between the two cars, and some quick research on RockAuto should clear that up. Worst case is you may have to take the control arms from the New Yorker too. Whether or not using the New Yorker brakes is a good option depends on whether or not you can get the wear items - calipers, rotors, hoses, and pads, for a reasonable price.


The AAJ kit lets you use cheaply available rotors and calipers on your original drum brake spindles, so it's less work to install (no fighting the torsion bars if you do it right), and you can get brand new calipers from Wilwood that will work with the AAJ kit if you want something fancier than old rebuilt GM calipers.


If you can find a 73-ish C-body in the junk yard, you can swap those brakes on and the wear items MIGHT be cheaper than those for the 68. You need to do the math on the various options and see which one works best for your budget and your plans. Regardless of which setup you choose, you will definitely need to replace the master cylinder and proportioning valve.


I have yet to decide how I'm going to get bigger brakes, but it's probably going to involve grafting a Wilwood B-body kit on to the C-body spindles. I don't expect it to be as cheap as the above options.


ANY of these options are better than driving around on drum brakes.


Dave Casey


On 9/14/2016 8:41 PM, Cory Rempel wrote:

Thanks for everybody's input, even though it's still clear as mud as to weather or not I should give this a try. 




From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of zephyr9900@xxxxxxxxxxx <zephyr9900@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: September 14, 2016 3:49 PM
To: 1962to1965mopars
Subject: Re: Disc brake swap.
 
Just dropping my 2¢ in, we used a disk setup from a Volare that worked with out any issues.  I am sure you would have better Rotor & Caliper options going that direction.
 
 
 


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