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Username Post: Wilwood brakes,66 impala        (Topic#351379)
wch 
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06-01-18 09:31 AM - Post#2735600    

I have just completed a front disk brake conversion on my 66 Impala. I used the Wilwood front wheel kit for use with stock spindles. I could not be more happy with the results. All the parts are very high quality.
the kit has 12.19" rotors and fixed 4 piston calipers. The more I use them and the more the pads and rotors break in the better they work ! Great way to convert to front disk brakes !
The picture shown is with my 18" wheels. I have tried a late model gm 15" wheel and they work also.

another note is that this kit does not change the wheel offset as with many of the kits for use with stock spindles




Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


Edited by wch on 06-02-18 05:48 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




6T5 
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06-02-18 09:49 AM - Post#2735687    
    In response to wch

Great idea and they look mighty fine, thanks for sharing...

...Ed

1965 Impala SS


 
Michaelq 
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06-02-18 10:57 AM - Post#2735695    
    In response to wch

That looks great. What model # are they? I’m want to install them on my 1966 Caprice. I was ordered CPP big brakes front but the caliper brake bracket are on back order. They couldn’t give me firm date when they will be in stock. This looks like a better solution.

Michael
1966 Caprice


 
Shepherd 
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06-02-18 12:38 PM - Post#2735700    
    In response to Michaelq

Waited almost 2 months for caliper brackets for a 55 Ford, from CPP!



 
wch 
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06-04-18 01:26 AM - Post#2735868    
    In response to Michaelq



  • Michaelq Said:
That looks great. What model # are they? I’m want to install them on my 1966 Caprice. I was ordered CPP big brakes front but the caliper brake bracket are on back order. They couldn’t give me firm date when they will be in stock. This looks like a better solution.



Thank you !....the Wilwood wheel kit is part #140-12022



Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
HAL_396 
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06-04-18 01:58 AM - Post#2735869    
    In response to wch

Did you use the stock spindals?


1955 Chevy Custom
1966 Biscayne
1966 Caprice Drag Car Inwork
1966 Caprice parts car


 
wch 
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06-04-18 07:25 AM - Post#2735887    
    In response to HAL_396

Yes sir, it uses stock spindles. That was one of the things I liked about this kit. The hubs that come with it are specific to 65-68 with the small bearings.

Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
wch 
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06-04-18 09:15 AM - Post#2735893    
    In response to wch

there is a six piston option available also

Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
Michaelq 
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06-05-18 07:15 AM - Post#2736016    
    In response to wch

Did you use the brake line kit pn# 220-8307?

Michael
1966 Caprice


 
wch 
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06-05-18 09:24 AM - Post#2736033    
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  • Michaelq Said:
Did you use the brake line kit pn# 220-8307?


yes

Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
Michaelq 
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06-05-18 12:09 PM - Post#2736044    
    In response to wch

I ordered the same except for drilled rotors. Thanks for the info!

Michael
1966 Caprice


 
wch 
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06-10-18 08:56 AM - Post#2736512    
    In response to Michaelq

converted to Non-power "manual brakes" . Works great with the Wilwood setup. Very little pedal effort.


Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
Michaelq 
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06-13-18 07:39 PM - Post#2736910    
    In response to wch

My brakes just got in. Did your car have power brakes and you converted to manual? Also are you still using the rear drum brakes? My Caprice has power drum brakes. The firewall looks cleaner without the power booster.

Michael
1966 Caprice


 
wch 
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06-14-18 07:01 PM - Post#2736995    
    In response to Michaelq

Yes, my car originally had power drum brakes with single line master cylinder. I still have my original rear drum brakes and do not plan on changing them.


Glad to help if you have any more questions

Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


Edited by wch on 06-14-18 07:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Michaelq 
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07-21-18 07:41 PM - Post#2740738    
    In response to wch

Got the brakes on. Since the Wilwood brakes uses 1/2” studs,did you change out the rear wheel studs to 1/2”?


https://flic.kr/p/27Yx6A4

Michael
1966 Caprice


Edited by Michaelq on 07-21-18 08:05 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
mjsnodgrass 
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07-22-18 04:40 PM - Post#2740827    
    In response to wch

nice looking master cylinder set up. what bore size did you go with? have a part number for the master cylinder? where did you get it? thanks



 
cware 
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08-29-18 02:48 AM - Post#2744754    
    In response to wch

  • wch Said:
Yes, my car originally had power drum brakes with single line master cylinder. I still have my original rear drum brakes and do not plan on changing them.


Glad to help if you have any more questions




What made you switch from power to manual brakes?

1966 Biscayne 2 door


 
zims23 
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08-29-18 11:40 AM - Post#2744783    
    In response to cware

Pricey kit but looks really good. Considering this to help fix my wheel rub. Looks like about a 4 week wait to get the kit. No stock.



 
wch 
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09-08-18 03:51 AM - Post#2745624    
    In response to Michaelq

  • Michaelq Said:
Got the brakes on. Since the Wilwood brakes uses 1/2” studs,did you change out the rear wheel studs to 1/2”?


https://flic.kr/p/27Yx6A4



no I did not. I still have the 7/16 studs on rear axle


Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
wch 
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09-08-18 03:54 AM - Post#2745625    
    In response to wch

sorry about the delay. for some reason e mail notification doesn't work.

Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
wch 
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09-08-18 04:00 AM - Post#2745626    
    In response to mjsnodgrass

  • mjsnodgrass Said:
nice looking master cylinder set up. what bore size did you go with? have a part number for the master cylinder? where did you get it? thanks




It is a CPP # M-C100-APBLF, 1" bore

Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 
wch 
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09-08-18 04:09 AM - Post#2745627    
    In response to cware

  • cware Said:
  • wch Said:
Yes, my car originally had power drum brakes with single line master cylinder. I still have my original rear drum brakes and do not plan on changing them.


Glad to help if you have any more questions




What made you switch from power to manual brakes?



Makes things simpler plus it looks better. More room in the engine bay and one less vacuum hose on the motor.


Casey



1966 Impala,2dr,283,PG,Wilwood brakes
1985 Chevrolet,C20,350,th400
1986 Chevrolet, Corvette,400ci Dart SHP,TH350


 




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