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Old 08-05-2008, 03:32 PM
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61 Buick Special Disc conversion

Hey Guys,

I am new to the forum. I am working on a 61 Buick Special and wanting to change the manual drums to Power Disc/drum.


I would like to put discs on the front and leave drums on the rear. The proplem I have first run into is that the car has 4 x 4.5" bolt pattern. I found a disc caliper braket from Scarbird that uses the original hub with a Mitzu Galant rotor and S10 caliper. This sounds fine, but still have the 4 lugs! Anyone know if a 5- lug Hub/rotor from any other GM would fit the 61 Buick Spindle? I have a hard time believing that GM did not use the same spindle size/bearing size on anything else, but have not been able to prove it.

Anyone know of some hubs, or spindles and hubs that would fit with a 5 on 4 3/4 bolt pattern?

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hubs and disc brakes

i dont have the answer your looking for But, if you do a search by typing in disc brakes or installing disc brakes , you will find a lot of information . on what fits what and is interchangable. good luck
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Kinda hard

I'm pretty sure your screwed. What I've heard of them is there pretty well one off cars. Made them for two year and a third with a different body style. I would check into the pontiac ones though as people are actually building them up. Buicks are so cool, but so obscure.
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