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November 3rd, 2008, 05:40 PM
looking for 5 lug rotors for vega.
June 3rd, 2009, 08:17 PM
way to late and im guessing u know this but the front spindles off an 82-83 s10 are compatable with new bushings. it's all over v8monza.com +larger calapers and the option to upgrade to ABS. been looking into this swap for quite a while
June 4th, 2009, 09:41 AM
has anone done the ABS? I'd like to know more
June 5th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Front Disc Brakes
Get a pair of complete S-10 spindles (around $50). Rebuilt S-10 calipers and new ?76 Nova brake hoses are available from Auto Zone. Cross-drilled and slotted rotors fare available from J.C. Whitney or Summit Racing for $70-80 each. I got new bearings and seals from Autozone. The bushing adapters from Bob Gumm are Loc-Tighted (red) and installed into the spindles. I used a plastic hammer to tap them in to ensure they were seated - I didn't have to trim them. I had to install one lower ball joint because of a boot tear. I got the tools from J.C. Whitney. The spindles raise the front height by 1 inch. It's definitely a good swap.
You need to get to a mid seventies Caddy Eldorado with 4 wheel disc brakes. You need the proportioning valve and get the master cylinder for a core. I traded the core an Autozone for a rebuilt and replaced the Monza stuff. The brakes work real good. I believe I used a '76 Eldo with Hydro-Boost brakes. To verify that it is a disc brake master compare it to the Monza. It should have the cast divider in the middle of the master and not biased to one side like the Monza is. It should also be significantly taller to compensate for the additional fluid required for disc brakes. The master replaces the Monza unit perfectly - it is taller for more brake fluid volume (needed for the disc brakes) and the revised system stops the car like you can't believe. The Caddy master cylinder bolts right up to the Vega/Monza Power Booster. I spent endless hours in junkyards and Auto Zone trying to find a bolt in. The master works great. The chrome Mr.Gasket cover also fits (to add a custom toucoh). You'll be the second one with this particular combination. Finding the Caddy in a yard will be the challenge. The calipers on the Caddy are similar to the size we're using so the proportioning valve works well. As an added bonus the proportioning valve is also a BOLT IN! It has the same dimensions as the Vega/Monza unit.
What year S10 spindles do I use?
Answer-6. All years two-wheel drive (2WD) S10 spindles will fit. Due to a reported metal porosity problem with factory pre-1987 S10 spindles we recommend 1987 and later 2WD S10 spindles. Custom dropped spindles made for the S10 will also fit and are recommended instead of shorter springs when lowered ride height is desired. The ABS system available on the later model S10s will not function without a complete adaptation of the entire ABS system or custom ABS system. Custom brake components made specifically for the 2WD S10 can also be used. Thanks, BG (v8monza.com)
hope this helps, way more info?instructions at http://h-body.org/people/projects/building_lt1/vega%20conversion%20tips.html
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