Disc Brakes for 70 newport?

BAD69FURY

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Hi need, some recommendations on available disc brake conversion options for my 70 newport.

anybody done this?

I dont mind keeping the rear drums, but i do want front disc and new power brake booster, dual master for disc/drum setup.

hoping for a bolt on kit keeping the stock spindles.

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All the information you seek is available through the search function on this forum. Exhaustive discussions have been presented for exactly what you are looking for. Search bar is your friend.
 

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If you are going to use factory parts, you will need to change the front spindles as drums and discs do not use the same ones. '69-'72 spindles( for '69 Fury,Polara,Newport), '69-'72 rotors,'68-'70 Bendix dual diaphragm brake booster (some '71's also had this booster), '69-73 brake calipers. You can also use '73 spindles as long as you use the '73 rotors as the spindle is a larger size. '73 rotors are the easiest to find as they were also used on light duty vans and pickups. Avoid the '68 and older dual piston caliper disc brakes as parts are expensive and hard to come by. If the car does not already have 15" wheels, you will need to find a set of those to clear the disc calipers. You will also need an adjustable brake portioning valve to re-balance the brake system.

Dave
 

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Scarebird is the cheapest and simplest front disk conversion since keeps your spindles. Especially good if you recently rebuilt the front suspension. They use common GM or Toyota parts so should be easy future replacements. Factory disk parts are getting very rare. You will need to add an adjustable proportioning valve in the rear tubing and definitely a booster if you don't have one.

Like many, I put a CR9 gas tank for a B-body (~1968 Charger) in my 65 Newport last Fall. There are several year choices w/ various 1/4" vent tubes. Cost ~$100 vs ~$300 for a new C-body tank. I don't recall any fit issues. I dealt w/ more since plumbing a return tube for fuel injection.
 

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I agree, this has been talked about, and many pictures posted, a number of times. But, let me save you some time searching for that tank. I bought mine here and it's a great replacement!

1970 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 6.3L 383cid V8 Fuel Tank | RockAuto

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