DiscBrakeMike.com

Affordable disc brake conversions for classic Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac vehicles by Mike Pemberton, OCA #15766

* NEW DESIGN - NEW PRICING - NEW KITS *

Thank you for your interest in my disc brake conversion kits. I hope I can be of help and service to you as you seek to convert your classic Buick, Oldsmobile, or Pontiac to disc brakes. As a fellow classic car hobbyist, I wanted to put disc brakes on my 1957 Oldsmobile (shown below) - but I could not find any kits on the market to do the conversion. Necessity is the mother of invention, and out of the need for a kit and the lack of anything on the market, I created my very first disc brake conversion kit for my vehicle back in 2002. Friends and other fellow car hobbyists inquired if I could build kits for them - and one kit led to another, and to another, and today this has grown into a challenging hobby dedicated to providing improved braking for classic vehicles so these wonderful cars can get driven and enjoyed.

1957 Oldsmobile

 

Kit Selection

Currently available kits are listed below, and are grouped based on the compatibility of the original spindles from year to year.

Buick

Oldsmobile

Pontiac

 

Here is an example of one of my kits installed on a 1940 to 1954 Pontiac:

1940 to 1954 Pontiac Disc Brake Kit Example

Here is the newly designed bracket that now requires no welding:

NOTE: If a kit is not listed for your vehicle/year, or you have a unique "one-off" application you are interested in doing a disc brake conversion, please contact me. I am always interested in expanding my coverage and helping out fellow car hobbyists. Generally, all that is needed is a set of original/unmodified spindles to use for mock-up and design purposes. There will be a reduced cost on the final kit in exchange for your assistance in helping me create it. Please contact me for details.

 

Shipping

$36.00 to any USA address USPS Priority Mail Same day or next day shipping upon receipt of funds.

Out of Country shipments are subject to USPS regulations and fees.
 

Kit Contents

 

Parts List for additional parts needed, order at your choice of vendors or parts houses, list has stock and aftermarket choices.

These parts are as follows:

 

Payment method

Cashiers check, Money Order To: Mike Pemberton 963 Old Nevada Way Gardnerville Nevada 89460 or PayPal To: mpemberton@charter.net (add $7.50 to cover PayPal fees). See the introduction on the web site for prices on the kits, donít forget to include the shipping.
 

Technical Information

All kits:

All components used allow you to use the stock suspension pieces with or without dropped springs. Dropped spindles are not recommended as they restrict the steering.

The kits do not include any changes to your existing master cylinder or power booster (if equipped). I cannot support this conversion if you want to use your old master cylinder. This conversion needs matching functions of all systems to work as tested, and that means you need to use a disc brake compatible dual-chamber master cylinder. A firewall mounted dual-chamber master cylinder and power booster "swing pedal" arrangement is strongly suggested for use with this conversion. I feel it is the most reliable, functional, "bleedable", adjustable, proven, and GM engineered configuration available for any car hobbyist to use. If you would like to retain the floorboard/frame-mounted master cylinder arrangement that was originally found on some vehicles, you can work with a professional "Hot Rod Shop" to get a functional system that will push the required fluid volume for the GM single piston calipers or aftermarket calipers listed for use in my kits. Remote electric boosters are being used, as are Hydroboost systems (if you have power steering) that come from a Mustang, Chevy Astro van, or Chevy/GMC pickup. The Hydroboost system is super efficient and very versatile for concealment - most use a remote reservoir. The Hydroboost uses hydraulic pressure which comes from being plumbed into your power steering pump. You will be on your own as far as correct fluid volume and pressure if you pursue a floorboard/frame-mounted master cylinder arrangement as part of this conversion.

I am a 37 year member of the Oldsmobile Club of America - OCA #15766 and have many satisfied users of my kits, both inside the OCA and by professional installers. Referrals from existing kit customers are available upon request.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions not answered by this site or would like to purchase a kit, please contact me. Any comments and questions are welcome. Email is preferred, but you can always call if you need immediate help or service.

Mike Pemberton
mike @ discbrakemike.com (spam stopper: remove spaces)
Cell    510-501-6299   (12 noon to 12 midnight, Pacific time)

 

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