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Front Disc Conversion to clear 14" magnums
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Im looking for information on a front brake kit that will clear 14" Drum car Magnum 500 wheels.
Im ready to buy the kit from NPD, so any help would be great.  I know some fit, some need grinding, some need wheel spacers.  Id like to find one that just Fits.

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#2
Would OEM disk brakes work for you?
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#3
Thats what i was thinking...... find a donor car and grab the spindles off it. Thats the route i went and they work great. Im sure Don at OMS has some.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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This is the kit im looking at getting. It says it clears most 14" Wheels. I guess im going to have to just get it and see. Sad

https://www.npdlink.com/product/disc-bra...?year=1971


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#5
Looks like a good kit. Not sure why they don't supply dust shields, but Wilwood knows what they're doing. You might want to call them about a recommendation for a master cylinder and proportioning valve, since they're not included in the kit.

https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeK...nt+Spindle

FYI - you can save over $100 if you buy it from Summit or Jegs and use their $50 of $500 coupon codes at the top of the page.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Wilwood/950/140-1...DUQAvD_BwE

https://www.summitracing.com/search?Sort...=140-13477


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#6
On my car, I went with SSBC Kelsey-Hayes style 4 piston conversion kit from NPD. NO need to change spindles and they DO fit 14" magnum 500's.  That's what I have on mine.
The kit was easy to fit in an afternoon. However, I replaced ALL my front lines with pre-bent SS which are a bit harder to work with. Regardless, probably a good time to put new lines in. Do it once, do it right!
Geoff.

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#7
We already replaced all the lines with stainless. So that much is done.
I also have a brake booster and a oem disc brake pedal that I'm going to use. I will also swap the master cylinder too.

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(10-07-2019, 09:32 AM)jowens1126 Wrote: We already replaced all the lines with stainless.  So that much is done.
I also have a brake booster and a oem disc brake pedal that I'm going to use.  I will also swap the master cylinder too.
 Bonus! Half way there.
My "kit" came with a separate rear bias valve, so front and back are totally separated systems.

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When we did the SS lines, I went ahead and put one of these Wilwood Proportional valves in.  My next step I suppose is to go ahead and pull the master, and brake pedal assembly out.  Take it apart, send it out to be powered coated, then install the new OEM Disc brake pedal along with the Brake Booster and new Master Cylinder.

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c j pony has that kit for 575 $   AND THEY WILL HAVE A BLACK FRIDAY SALE FOR 10% OFF   AND I CAUGHT A 15% OFF SALE  I PAD BEFORE TAX ABOUT 525$
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