65 Lemans fitting disc brakes and wheels - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2016, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
3GTOs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern KY 7 miles southwest of Cincinnati
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
65 Lemans fitting disc brakes and wheels

You have all probably heard this before. I'm in the process of choosing front disc brakes and new wheels if necessary. I would like multi piston calipers and something bigger than a 10.5" rotor. Any thoughts or suggestions?

The car has 15" wheels now which I like but if I have to buy bigger I will.

Has anyone tried Wilwood dynalite 4 piston front brakes?

Thanks.

Last edited by 3GTOs; 03-30-2016 at 01:49 PM. Reason: add
3GTOs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Posted so I may subscribe, interested to see what best options are on this.
smboonejr is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 06:59 AM
 
Joe'sToy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Elora, Ontario Canada
Posts: 290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I did the front disc up-grade on my '65 a couple of years ago. Went from manual drum to power, but kept the drums out back. I already had 15" rims on so it was easy to find a reasonable priced kit. I went with the SSBC kit for "A" body Gm cars. It came with everything except the proportioning valve, which was an added $70.00 on top off the kit price of $1200.00 Cdn. The US cost was cheaper but the exchange rate has been killer the last few years.

Since installed, it has been perfect, no fade or issues, and anyone not knowing couldn't tell it wasn't stock.
Joe'sToy is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Jared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rehoboth, MA
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Just installed Wilwood brakes with 11" rotors on the front of my 70 LeMans. There was enough room to still use the Ralley II's that are on my car. The kit in the original post is for rear brakes. The correct kit for the fronts is Wilwood Dynalite Pro Series Front Disc Brake Kits 140-10996 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing This kit retains the factory spindles but requires some modification to work. I had to drill and tap the top mounting hole to for the caliper bracket. You also need a new master cylinder with a proportioning valve. I used Right Stuff detailing Right Stuff Detailing Master Cylinders G0571 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing and ordered all new brake lines from inline tube.

Here is a link to the forum post where I asked questions about this install:

https://www.gtoforum.com/f154/wilwood...-brake-102905/
Jared is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Wheels & Tires

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front drum brakes or new disc brakes JTS GTO 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Exhaust, Suspension, Alignment, Fuel Tank and Brakes. 14 01-23-2015 08:13 PM
disc brakes rod collins 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Exhaust, Suspension, Alignment, Fuel Tank and Brakes. 4 03-16-2014 10:32 PM
Disc brakes and rally wheels funbooker 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Wheels & Tires 2 01-30-2014 08:35 PM
67 disc brakes mikey gto 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Exhaust, Suspension, Alignment, Fuel Tank and Brakes. 1 11-20-2011 01:39 AM
Disc Brakes gman26 Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 7 10-28-2005 05:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome