: 1969 Deville performance brake options



69Deville
03-31-09, 06:57 PM
Hey everyone, new to the site and new to the Cadillac world. I've bought a 69 2 years ago and early on the brakes went south. Unfortunately I've let it sit there since, however I'm determined to revive the beauty. Since the brake system really need to be overhauled I wanted to know if there is a performance brake option that has rear disk or maybe even some 4 piston calipers for the 69. I'm planning on enhancing the engine so having some extra stopping power will def be needed.

cadillac_al
04-01-09, 09:03 AM
Those old drum brake cars from the 60's will slam you into the windshield unlike today's anti-stop brakes. 69 might have been the first year for disc brakes but it sounds like you haven't driven the car with properly working factory brakes yet. I'm positive somebody out there makes a high performance disc brake kit for these cars if you really want them.

VortecCaddy
04-01-09, 11:41 AM
Summitt racing or Jegs has several "drum to disk conversion" kits. A couple are priced under $700.00

69Deville
04-01-09, 01:32 PM
Those old drum brake cars from the 60's will slam you into the windshield unlike today's anti-stop brakes. 69 might have been the first year for disc brakes but it sounds like you haven't driven the car with properly working factory brakes yet. I'm positive somebody out there makes a high performance disc brake kit for these cars if you really want them.

Interesting. I definitely did NOT drive the car with proper working factory brakes. In fact I knew from the start the master was on its way out. So your saying if I just overhaul the current system it should be more than fine? I was always under the impression disk brakes were superior.

69Deville
04-01-09, 03:00 PM
Summitt racing or Jegs has several "drum to disk conversion" kits. A couple are priced under $700.00

I checked the conversion kits out however they didn't have an option for the Cadillac. Not sure if despite that it will still work or need some serious modification. However it did seem promising.

VortecCaddy
04-02-09, 12:49 PM
Any kit designed for the chevy 10 bolt or 12 bolt rear should work.

Try this: http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=700+4294922533+4294839009+42947466 28+115+4294925082

Not sure of your budget, but it gets more expensive the farther you go back.

jayoldschool
04-02-09, 02:24 PM
Any kit designed for the chevy 10 bolt or 12 bolt rear should work

I don't think the backing plate bolt pattern is the same on the Chevy rears and the Cadillac rear. This of course does not apply to the 82 and up RWD Cads that got Chevy rears (7.5" for 82-89, 8.5" for 90-96).

Aron9000
04-04-09, 03:36 AM
The factory disk/drum setup should be more than adequate unless you plan on auto-xing, road racing, or doing repeated stops from 100+mph. Unless you drive that 1969 Cadillac like them Duke boys, the factory system should be fine.

69Deville
04-05-09, 01:05 AM
The factory disk/drum setup should be more than adequate unless you plan on auto-xing, road racing, or doing repeated stops from 100+mph. Unless you drive that 1969 Cadillac like them Duke boys, the factory system should be fine.

Yea after reading a few comments about the disk/drum setup I decided to just rebuild the current system. The money would probably be better spent on the suspension.

jdmrrs
04-07-09, 06:52 PM
My guess is that the best, easiest and cheapest way to improve braking is some really good max performance summer tires.