Steve, & Gary, I currently don't have my roters & calipers I haven't purchased any yet because my front wheels & tires are 14 in. Just wondering if anyone knew before I order a set. All of the bolt on kits without machining the spindals seem to be with 11 in rotors, does anyone know of a differant kit that bolts on with smaller rotors and calipers? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Andy
Gary, my 14 in wheels are a two piece design the face or spoke area is magnesium but the main rim is steel like a standard steel 14 in wheel. That is particularly why I bought them because I had planned on using disc brakes. Andy
My car came with a pair of 14" Raders that I plan to use. They are also 2 piece. The Strange Engineering rotors are already mounted on the axle butI don't have the right brackets to mount the calipers yet. They aren't very bulky so I don't think I'll have a problem.
Gary, hope you don't have any clearance issues, let us know how it goes. By the way have you been able to get any further on the sheet metal work on yours? I know the weather dictates how much and when you can work. Andy
It's going to be offset and the style of the wheel center that are probably most important. The wheels that work with discs pretty much go up straight from the wheel mounting surface or away from it (outward). Also, what calipers are you using? Some aftermarket calipers are more beefy (wider and taller) than stock type.
Speedway's kit (probably the most popular one) says this:
Improve the stopping power of your 1941-1959 Chevy 1/2 ton pick-up without replacing the factory beam axle. Works with 15" or larger wheels with the GM 5-on-4.75" bolt pattern. Increases front track width 7/16" per side (7/8" total).
Not sure if their system requires 15" or recommends it because of it being close on some 14"-ers. It does say in the instructions that they are 70-77 Camaro rotos and calipers and like Vall said, he had 14" wheels on his. Here's the pdf instructions => http://static.speedwaymotors.com/pdf/910-31916.pdf
p.s. I do have a '76 T/A clip and some stock 14" Chevy wheels I can check fit on tomorrow...