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Message started by 68-73-77 on Apr 15th, 2018 at 3:03am

Title: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on Apr 15th, 2018 at 3:03am
Took the 68 out for a little run last week before changing the oil & noticed it pulling to the left when I apply the breaks. Checked out the frt rotors & they have slight groves starting.  Been almost 16 yrs since I last went over the breaks, time flies when you are having fun. So I ordered some CRYO slotted rotors & good dustless pads. I'll probably just order  some rebuilt calipers from somewhere like rock auto. Will repack the frt wheel bearing while I'm in there ::) ..don't remember if I installed stainless break cables but I'll check.  Do it right once & things last ;)
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on Apr 19th, 2018 at 7:44am
I decided to go with Wilwood break calipers. After pricing everything the price isn't that different. I could rebuilt them myself ,but I'm gettin lazy & these are a definite upgrade.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 69Shark on Apr 20th, 2018 at 6:43am
Sounds awesome!
Scott

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 8th, 2018 at 4:01am
Finally got some free time to start the breaks, everything fit perfect except the drivers side break line fitting which is to high to fasten the clip. So I'll raise the T up a bit & shim it.  Not sure where I can do the pad & rotor bedding procedure with out getting a ticket. They want you to do some light acceleration them mild decelerations until the breaks begun the heat up. Then move on to medimun & hard. The hard is the problem 8- -10 hard decelerations from 55-65mph down to 25mph. Should prove interesting :o  Maybe I'll wait until Sat when the industrial park is empty...just hope no cops are hiding in here :P
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]






Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 69Shark on May 9th, 2018 at 9:08am
LOL!
Oh the problems vette owners have!

Looks very nice!

Scott

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 9th, 2018 at 11:07am
Just did the front, but after thinking about it I ordered the same for the rear.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 69Shark on May 10th, 2018 at 7:00am
Nice!
Don't forget those pesky pins the pads ride on!
I found mine were severely worn when I did my brakes last year!

Scott

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 10th, 2018 at 7:41am
Everything is new & they weight about 1/4 of the OEM Calipers. I'll wait until I do the rear breaks before I attempt the pad ware in process.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 16th, 2018 at 5:06am
Got the rear breaks in now to find the time to install ::)
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]



Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 69Shark on May 16th, 2018 at 7:23am
NICE!
Scott

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 17th, 2018 at 8:22am
Breaks off


Breaks on..had to shim the rear breaks. Glued the washers on the caliper with some upholstery glue I had  8-)


Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by Artsvettes on May 18th, 2018 at 1:32pm

68-73 wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 8:22am:
Breaks off


Breaks on..had to shim the rear breaks. Glued the washers on the caliper with some upholstery glue I had  8-)


Alan [smiley=beer.gif]


I think I had to shim the calipers on the 73, Don't remember if it was in the front or rear. If I had to guess it was the rear. 
Sucks getting old..........jack

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 20th, 2018 at 4:29am
Went down to the shop & took the vette out at 0630 this morning to break in the breaks & rotors.  Did 45 to 20mph about 5 times then 45-20 5 times them 65-25 hard 5 times . Boy they really were smoking hot. No fad or leaks but it should be bleed again. Then I should be good to go. :)
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 68-73-77 on May 22nd, 2018 at 10:48am
Put the car back on the lift for a final check & bleed. Went to lower it & one of the pulleys on the lift broke. I was able to lower it though. Called Bendpak & they still have parts available...so I ordered 2 pulleys just in case. Now I ordered this lift in 2002 so that's a pretty good track record & I was very pleased they still carried parts.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by 69Shark on May 22nd, 2018 at 12:02pm
I hope you can not see the jealousy in my eyes! LOL!

Oh how I wish I had a nice lift right now!
Scott

Title: Re: Time for a break job
Post by olddiver on Dec 21st, 2018 at 7:06pm
Lifts are a gift from God. I hope one is in my future 🙏🏼😎🤙
....Mark

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