Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by Jh68rivgs, Mar 12, 2019.
I am looking to get disc brakes on the rear of my 68 riv gs. Any advice?
Cadillac Seville (76 - 79) may be adaptable. Or 77 - 78 Riveria. Maybe someone who knows the interchange on the outer axle tube flange could help more. Believe the outer bolt pattern of the flange was the same - for many different cars and axle units. Could suggest "Philip" on the Nova sites, he has a wealth of knowledge, using stock parts. Have also heard of "Scarebird" but don't know much about them. Good luck!!
Is there a conversion kit for the rear ?
Would look up scarebird first have heard them mentioned more than once on this site.
Call scarebird they will email you a complete parts list and part years, makes, models etc everything comes from to do the swap. I have the list for my 69 Riv that I could post if you'd like? 68&69 should be the same right?
Yes post it please . I have a 68.should be the same as 69.
Here's the info on the rear disc brake conversion for 55-70 Riv's, LeSabres and Electras. If the writing is to blury when you zoom in on the pics PM me with your email and I'll scan email them to you.
I have all the info and parts list for the front too if anyone wants me to post that?
Do the rear have park brakes as well then, looks like it by the photo
Yes they do Gord.
Yeh. I'm going to eventually upgrade the Riv to all disc brakes, I did my homework in advance .
Thats awsome. How about the front. But without antilock is a fading drum or disc that lock up better? I suppose you can use your foot lightly and get a better stop with disc. Easier said than done when on the road. Im surprised you can still use the same master cylnder and porportion valve. Probably different with front disc.
Thanks 69 .
Please do post the front. My aluminum finned front drum stash is pushing the limits on thickness. As in i turned them well past the safe diameter.
No problem glad to help. I think if I'm not mistaken I recall another member saying you have to add a proportioning valve when doing the disc front/drum rear setup and if you're converting to all disc that's a different proportioning valve.
Read step 11 it has the info for the master cylinder and proportioning valve.
Ware do you get the adapter plate?
Scarebird classic brakes