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Ramblage - What did you use to mount the calipers on the adapters?  No bolts came with mine and near as I can tell, the threads in the plates are 7/16 18.
Using my old hubs, so per his instructions the welds on the adapters face out.
My 'usual' caliper bolts with the round hex heads fall right through the caliper holes.
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Bill -- thanks for clarifying -- I meant front brake feed, not necessarily reservoir. I know pads CAN be worn down to nothing, but you have to never check the fluid from new pad to worn down to nothing to empty that big reservoir. It can happen, but most "car people" check their brake fluid level at least once or twice a year. Joe Average might not ever check it until something is wrong, that's what I meant by "dummied down" -- it's for those people. I suppose you could have a pad failure or prematurely wear out for some odd reason (in mud a lot?), but for the most part almost anyone on here would check the fluid and top off if needed once or twice before that happened.
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Originally posted by IowaTom IowaTom wrote:

Ramblage - What did you use to mount the calipers on the adapters?  No bolts came with mine and near as I can tell, the threads in the plates are 7/16 18.
Using my old hubs, so per his instructions the welds on the adapters face out.
My 'usual' caliper bolts with the round hex heads fall right through the caliper holes.


From what I remember the calipers I got didn’t come with the bolts either to where I had to source them from a local salvage yard that had a Chevy celebrity.
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Originally posted by IowaTom IowaTom wrote:

Ramblage - What did you use to mount the calipers on the adapters?  No bolts came with mine and near as I can tell, the threads in the plates are 7/16 18.
Using my old hubs, so per his instructions the welds on the adapters face out.
My 'usual' caliper bolts with the round hex heads fall right through the caliper holes.


Try asking for some some "caliper guide pins" for a Chevy Celebrity at the parts store. Sometimes you have to find out what the parts store is calling the part before they can find it.

After a quick look I came up with 2 part numbers, one of them should work. It is more likely Heavy duty caliper bolts are the correct number.
Raybestos H5029 (Light/Medium Duty)
Raybestos H5030 (Heavy Duty)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rambler Dan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2018 at 8:59pm
So I am guessing this is a master that would work? From a 74 hornet?



I know I'll have to redo the brake lines and that's no issue. Just making sure I have all the right parts before I order. I've got the previa rotors and Chevy celebrity calipers in the cart already.

Also what type of machine work do I. Wed to have done on the hubs? Don't really want to shell out for new hubs
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Dan - That looks like the one I got with the 1" bore.

I'm stopping by my NAPA store today for the bolts and sleeves for the Celebrity calipers.  Thanks, Guys!
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Just about ready to pull the trigger on the disk conversion. One more question.   On a 59 will then stock steel wheels still fit?
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Mine do, Dan. They look like they're stock wheels, too. Mine are 15 inch.
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Running stock 15” wheels on mine also and yes they fit
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15" wheels work, 14" should, but don't know for sure. Didn't think 14" were used until the 63 Classic, but looked through TSMs and found that AMC started using 14" wheels in 1958 for V-8 cars, six cylinder used 15" until 63. I've only had pre 63 six cylinder cars, never a V-8. Learn something new even after being in the AMC hobby for a long time! Might have run across that before and just forgot though... oh well!!
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