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Old 03-05-2012, 06:42 PM
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I see I was beat to mentioning Scarebird! They have 65 Buick listed. What you get from them is a special bracket and any needed adapters to run a modern disc brake rotor and caliper. They find modern parts that fit your old spindle and provide you with the special brackets and a parts list for the other items you'll need. If you use all new parts you end up with $400-$600 for new front disc brakes. Final price depends on how much shopping you do and your area. If there is a pick-n-pull type yard in your area you could locate everything used still in good shape (but I'd buy new hoses anyway) and come out under $400.

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I don't have personal experience with the Scarebird kit, but have read a lot about it and haven't seen any negative experiences with it. I have a 62 Electra and have been going back and forth on whether to upgrade to discs in the front or stay with the drums.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:23 AM
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My only experience is with the AMC kits, but us AMC guys have been using them on everything from 52+ !
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Probably the most important mod you can do is to convert your system from a single master system to a duel master cylinder system. That was one of the best things that ever happened to the automobile world. I've had brake lines burst four times and each and every time was a butt-puckering experience! Split that system.
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