Disc brake conversion 66 Satellite

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

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    I'm new to this whole forum thing but hopefully this won't be hard to figure out. I'm looking to install disc brakes on my 66 Satellite. Are there any cars out there that I can get parts off of to convert this? Maybe a 73-74 A body or mid 70's Aspen? I'm going to purchase new rotors, calipers, etc, just wondering about the spindles mainly and what else I might need to change, like the tie rods, ball joints, etc. I know companies make new parts probably but I don't have the money for such and I have old parts available. Thanks
     
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    In the search box type in "disc brake conversion" there are many threads on this.
     
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        Introduce yourself on the Welcome Wagon forum, with pictures of your car. You can see I'm also a 66 Satellite owner.
         
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          contact Dr Diff
           
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            Do you have discs on your 66 satellite Fran
             
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            Thank god no, I'd be pulling my hair out if it was an original disc. I've 11x3 front drums. It would hurt resale price in my case.
            Did a disc conversion on my 65 Dodge following a Mopar Action article "Disc O Tech. That conversion is to expensive now. Dr diff is the go to guy as others have said. disc 4.jpg
             
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              Dr. Diff is the guy. Do you have power or manual? Many companies sells a conversion kit. Regarding these companies, if you need power assist, they have a booster but its for a GM. I personally want my car to stay Mopar.
               
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              73-76 Duster/Dart is the one stop shop, but they are not real plentiful anymore.

              I still see F/M/J body cars from time to time in the U pull yards and that swap is workable with a few asterisks.
              bigblockdart.com has the details in their brake tech section.

              The U-pulls near me charge between $75 and $150 for all the parts from a 5th Ave, Diplomat, Aspen, etc. A lot of times all the parts are usable including rotors and calipers.
               
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              My issue with scarebird is that it's a mix-mash and you have to remember possibly up to four different cars, some of which are just as hard to find as an F/M/J body, and some are 2 year only parts (like the often spec'd 90's eldorado calipers).

              Use an F/M/J, and you only have to remember one car..... and it's all Mopar!
               
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                Is that a 66 satellite Hemi convertible you have there cuz if it is, I get it, thanks for the response I was just going to have you show pictures of your setup
                 
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                Yes it is.
                 
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                • Brad Kelley

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                  No not yet
                   
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                  Sorry, I answered incorrectly. I see this was to Fran. My plans were hopefully to change spindles and of course new ball joints and such all around, but just by the rotors and calipers from a local autoparts store. What's the best brakes for the front in your opinion? This is going to be a big block car.
                   
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                  I wish I could tell you, my previous owner installed an ssbc front disc brake conversion kit on my 66 power brake drum all around satellite he left out the proportioning valve so my brakes suck
                   
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