I've had the car for 3 months now and I'm really happy.  I've been spending every night in the garage (and that's fine with the wife).  Originally had problems with front wheel cylinders but replaced those and all is well.  Brakes are working good but not good enough for the Mrs. 

Thinking about a front disc conversion.  Looking at OPGI, Scarebird and CaddyDaddy.

Anyone have suggestions ?  I want to stick with my stock wheels (I've read this is sometimes an issue)

Views: 61

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

When the stock brakes are right there SB no problem at all about the way these cars stop and brake
Only suggesting you might want to restore the stock braking system as it does the job real well in my own opinion
After all it was designed by Cadillac
I own my car since new - 64 convert
My brakes have-- never ever --faded on me
A good chance that the rubber hoses in the system are worn and expanding ( spongy peddle ) or other brake parts are worn ( wrong brake shoe material ) brake booster needs replacing
These cars being very old and not knowing there prior history is a part of evaluating the brakes that is the problem
The brakes on these cars get rock solid about 3/8 inch of peddle travel when they are correct

Those parts may still require changing with front disc brakes being installed
You can get the stock brakes working as they should for very much less dollars than a disc brake set up
Just a heads up -- as there are so many ways to spend your dollars in a Classic Antique Cadillac Restoration
Your call

Nice looking car -- mine is the same color

Enjoy

Enjoy

I did Abs Power Brakes on one of my 63CDV! Really easy to install and works just fine. I think is better to spend that few extra $ and get front and back replaced by discs though that way you can replace bearings and oil in the differential which is only 55 years young :)

however I am about to rebuild the brake system and the suspension I’m my other 63CDV and planning on keeping it stock, meaning drum brakes.

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

What I Saw Today

Started by Jeff Kinzler in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 12 minutes ago. 13 Replies

     I stopped by the…Continue

Clovis

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

So now Canada has made the move to recreational  Weed   ( reefer for the old timers ) will you be partaking in the festivities— my friend the ride in the 64 is Better —Stoned —with the tunes on ( and…Continue

New batch of T shirts just in.

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

I received a new batch of T shirts, and I have now included a Ladies T shirt.  Mens sizes are S, L, XL and 2XL Shirt comes in Gray only.Ladies sizes are L and XL. Shirt is in White only.18.50 each…Continue

Blog Posts

Cadillac Dealer Promo Film -1962

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on October 20, 2018 at 4:00am 6 Comments

https://youtu.be/cn_dcm_B_MM

This explains some of Cadillac's history and reputation for quality in a way that is historically…

Continue

Pinion seal

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on October 14, 2018 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

Can anyone give me a brief and easy way to replace the rear differential pinion seal mine is leaking and spraying gear lube everywhere. Thank you Michael 

Radio for sale:

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2018 at 11:28am 0 Comments

Retro Sound Radio,

am-fm  with 30 pre sets,built in amp 18watts 40watts peak x 4 channels.

bass,treble,fader, balance

push button styling, Aux input for IPods.power antenna & amp turn on leads

works excellent $140.00 plus the shipping.…

Continue

Battery Cable Hold Down

Posted by Ray Schick on October 2, 2018 at 2:40pm 5 Comments

I was walking d own the hardware isle and “Boom” had a idea for these…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service