Found in a junkyard, 2 complete sets of disc brakes, with spindles, back plates, brackets, lines, steering arms (bolted). The only reference is Bendix stamped in the calipers. Non floating, 3 pistons (2 small ones on one side, a big one on the other, fluid deposits connected) single rotor, bolt pattern 5 x 4 1/2. They look will fit straight in my 67 elky, but cant find any reference. Pictures in 2nd gen, page # 5, chileelky, 3rd page. Appreciate any help.
Sorry, I can't ID that brake setup. But if it does bolt up to your 67, you will need a brake booster, dual reservior master cylinder and a proportioning valve. The best deal I found was from Superior Spindles. They have an 8" double diaphram booster with a new double master cylinder, and a disc/drum proportioning valve mounted to it for $250. It works great on my '65.
'65 Chopped & Dropped
Gallery Pics: 2nd Gen-Pg 6
The only Bendix disc brake set ups I can find reference too were actually a 4 piston caliper (though it could have been made in a 3 pistons version for one of these applications). These were used on many American Motors cars during the mid '60s. Buick used these calipers on the Special and Century two years '67-'68. Plymouth also used these calipers on late '60s Road Runners, and Satellites. I would doubt this is anything you can use on your El Camino. Besides without knowing the exact application getting even pads could be difficult.
"That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced." (Scientific American January 2, 1909).
I just saw same calipers on a unknown144? Volvo front end (with different spindles) and for sure were used on Argentinian made: Torinos (ex American Motors Ramblers), Fairlanes, Novas and Falcons.
We are installing them on a 68 Camaro and then try the 67 Elky which already has power brakes and dual reservoir, and will try a prop valve from a 75 Chevelle. Maybe machining original spindles (where the upper bolt goes) will work, keeping the whole steering.
Will post results.
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