In this issue, we are going to take you on a trip to Jamco Suspension in Fullerton, California, to show you the Cadillac disc brake conversions that they have specifically designed for the older ’60s Cadillac market. This is a great upgrade because these vintage Cadillacs are made from good ol’ American steel and weigh as much as a tank. With all-new components and new calipers, De Villain’s new braking system will allow it to stop on a dime.

After a long discussion with Jamco Suspension’s knowledgable staff, we knew we had to use their Caddy kit on our Project De Villain. Since we wanted to modernize our car, this was our first step. With modern technology, it was only a matter of time before somebody stepped up to create a kit for this growing market.

Now, let’s watch, as Jason installs the new Jamco Suspension kit onto our ’64 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.

<strong>1</strong>. Project DeVillain was ready to be outfitted with POL disc brakes.<strong>2</strong>. The Truespoke wheels and wheel adaptors needed to be removed.<strong>3</strong>. Jason removed the factory drum brakes, which seemed to weigh nearly 100 pounds of dead weight.<strong>4</strong>. With the drum off of the brakes, they were exposed and ready to be disassembled.<strong>5</strong>. The entire brake assembly was removed.<strong>6</strong>. The stock spindle was used as the foundation for the new POL brake system.<strong>7</strong>. The kit comes with all of the hardware needed to assemble the brakes.<strong>8</strong>. Jason did a mock up of the brakes before putting together an assembly.<strong>9</strong>. Using the top of the spindle, the bracket was bolted on.<strong>10</strong>. When assembled, the spacers will keep the new brake caliper in position.<strong>11</strong>. Jason made sure that the brake brackets were tight.<strong>12</strong>. POL made this bearing spacer, which helps align the rotor and caliper to where they need to be.<strong>13</strong>. We packed the new wheel bearings using a wheel bearing grease gun.<strong>14</strong>. If you don't have a grease gun, you could also grease them the old-school way, and literally grease them by hand.<strong>15</strong>. The bearing dust caps were installed.<strong>16</strong>. With a packed and greased bearing, the rotor went on.<strong>17</strong>. The outer wheel bearing was attached.<strong>18</strong>. This lock washer will help keep all of the grease in place.<strong>19</strong>. The high-pressure caliper slipped over the rotor perfectly.<strong>20</strong>. The calipers were tightened and locked into position.<strong>21</strong>. The dust shield was tapped into place. This cover will keep the unwanted dirt out of bearings and keep grease lube in the rotor.<strong>22</strong>. Our Truespoke wheel adaptor went on without a problem.<strong>23</strong>. The new brake cleared our 14-inch reverse wheels. If you decide to use standard wheels, you might need to use 15-inch as recommended by POL.<strong>24</strong>. Our 14-inch Truespoke/Coker tires combo not only looks good, but also was added onto our POL rotors without a problem.