Drum to discbrake conversion

evilmopar

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Hi everyone! I have a 64 Sport Fury with single circuit 10" drumbrakes in front... And i want to convert the fronts to discbrakes. Is there any spindles that fit from a newer mopar or do i have to go for a conversion kit? The car runs 10 sec passes on the 1/4 so i think i need decent brakes....
 

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MBM make a kits that has the 73-up A/E spindles included. Easy kit to do.
Wilwood has a kit that fits your drum brake spindles.
There are others such as Dr. Diff, Pirate Jack and SSBC
 

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This is an oftentimes discussed subject - which means liberal use of this site's SEARCH
button in the upper right corner of the page would probably work wonders. :thumbsup:
 

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This is an oftentimes discussed subject - which means liberal use of this site's SEARCH
button in the upper right corner of the page would probably work wonders. :thumbsup:
Yup i tried the search before i did this thread but couldn´t find anything about the early b-bodies.
 

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How about the later 70s B-bodies? I still see a few Cordobas here and there. I actually have a pair of Cordoba disc brakes. I'd like to convert my 65 Belvedere. Are the ball joints the same? Bolt in? I would just have to by the discs and calipers and of course the proportioning valve.
 

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62-72 on B Bodies are interchangeable...That being said I installed a set of 87 Gran Fury spindles and rotors on my 70 Satellite...

They are a direct bolt on with the only minor problem being the 87 brake hoses needing to have a 1/2 turn added to them while installing them...

Over 22,000 miles since being installed with no issues...

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Nice, so these late 70s Cordoba spindles will work with my existing ball joints. This will be a winter project for me.
 

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Cordoba's are different than the spindles I used...

Mid eighties Diplomat spindles are a direct bolt on...

If I remember correctly the Cordoba spindles have a hole in the bottom and the ball joint is in the lower control arm...

If so you will have to remove the bracket with a hole and then install the lower ball joint that is attached to your current drum brake spindles as the B body control arm only has a hole in it...

I can't remember exactly but you'll need to make sure you have the correct 2 bolts in the spindles when reattaching the ball joints...

I'm not positive but I think some Cordoba spindles with the bigger brakes may not let you run typical drum brake wheels on those spindles due to the calipers hitting the wheels...
 

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