Anybody upgraded to disk brakes?

Old May 14th, 2019, 06:59 PM
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Anybody upgraded to disk brakes?

Hey guys. I have a 1964 Ninety-Eight 4 door.

Looking to upgrade the brakes to disk. Any one done that yet?

If so where did you buy the kit from, or if swapped from another model?

Thanks in advance.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 02:25 AM
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I used a scarebird kit and it wasn't a bolt up. while mine was for a 55 model , I'd suggest searching for another company. there are a few who do kits, if you do a search you will find them. I think 'mikes disc something or other' is one of them. I know a company list on ebay for 55 Olds they may do later too. Its well worth doing, but given you have ball joints it will be a lot easier too.
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Old May 17th, 2019, 07:59 AM
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Do you mean Disk brake mike.... but as I understand it there is a problem with this conversion on the 64 year series 98's but this is not my year/ car of expertise. Give Mike a call he can fill you in on any problems you may come across..... Tedd
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Old May 17th, 2019, 08:16 PM
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I put a Scarebird setup on my 63.
Everything fit OK , but I don't have the rest of the car together . So I cant tell you personally how well they work .
Others report good results though on 61 thru 70 .
Here is a tutorial thread on their installation ;

Frankly , if I could have found good replacement drums at a reasonable price I would have stayed with drums .
60's Oldsmobiles had some of the best drum brakes ever made . Only Buick's finned aluminum drums were marginally better .
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Did complete discs on my 1969 Olds 98

I did front and back with ScareBird kits. He had instructions with part numbers and I purchased the rotors and calipers from NAPA. Was easy to do. The front uses Toronado/Eldorado calipers and rotors. The rear uses Citation front calipers and impala rear rotors. He sends the backing plates and hubs. Everything (mostly) fit and he was easy to get hold of for advice. Installation should take less that half a day if you've been working on it at all. Unbelievable how much better it stops now....

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