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Username Post: 67 disc brake upgrade dust shields/backing plates        (Topic#354223)
BelAirBub 
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12-05-18 08:46 AM - Post#2753467    

I am installing a disc brake kit that came with the biscayne I just bought. after getting it all together, I'm thinking I'd like to have the dust shields or backing plates on there to cover the rotor. Anybody have a source for budget pieces that will fit my application? I've Google'd around and there are so many choices and configurations. I'm looking for comments and examples of actual solutions. Pic without rotor for clarity. Kit is a MBM DBK6568. MBM is a wholesale only company and does not offer tech support to the public. PO bought this kit 5 years ago from a company in another state that is now out of business.

Follow on question: What did you do for connecting the front calipers to the proportioning valve? The position of the outlets on the prop valve are different than the original drum/drum valve. ALL the fitting holes are a different size. I started figuring up all the adapters and short lines I'd have to do to hook it up and I'm thinking relocating the prop valve to a bracket on the master instead of down on the frame as the original one would make a cleaner install.

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1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


Edited by BelAirBub on 12-05-18 10:49 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

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BelAirBub 
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12-08-18 10:53 PM - Post#2753948    
    In response to BelAirBub

Maybe everyone else already knows this or nobody does? Either way, this page: http://toms427impala.info/CT/MJC1-DiscBrakeCon vers... indicates 68-82 Corvette brakes are similar enough that they could work.

1961 Bel Air Bubbletop
1967 Biscayne 2dr 396


 
toro455 
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12-09-18 05:50 AM - Post#2753962    
    In response to BelAirBub

BelAir,
There was a topic within the last year or two where there was a lot of discussion around a substitute for the '69-70 Impala original backing plates. The '69-'82 Corvette backing plates are similar in shape. The mounting location scheme is a little different. Those would work with a little work had you switched to some version of the the '69-70 Impala brake set-up. The spindles are exactly the same as the '69-82 Corvette. There are a few variations on a swap to '69-70 brakes because the original hubs and rotors were not historically that available. There is a sticky on '69-70 Impala rotors which work and others who have found combinations of other hubs and rotors which worked with the '69-70 calipers.

I've seen a lot of photos of brake upgrade cars on eBay and other places and I would say everything I've seen with an obvious kit is missing the dust shields. That was one reason I didn't want to go that route when I was researching what to do on my '68. I didn't answer earlier because I thought maybe someone else has found something.

If I can find the thread I am referring to I will post the link. I know I replied to it because I researched the Corvette backing plates. Again though that was a conversion to '69-70 Impala brakes or conversion using the '69-82 Corvette parts in combination.

Scott

Edit: Seems I found it quite quickly. Here's the link:
https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...

In case the link is truncated it was one started by 66cayne and the topic ID was 349242



Edited by toro455 on 12-09-18 05:58 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
aghaga 
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12-09-18 07:38 AM - Post#2753970    
    In response to BelAirBub

One problem you have is that you are using an aftermarket disc kit which uses the smaller chevelle/camaro rotors. You may be able to adapt or modify a shield from one of their applications.



 
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12-09-18 08:32 AM - Post#2753978    
    In response to BelAirBub

That's my site where I store and serve all the documents for Chevytalk (Reference Areas). The author is MJC1 who is active in the 65-66 Full Size area.

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