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Wilwood Aluminum Brake Calipers for C3 (Read 6767 times)
Reply #15 - Jan 17th, 2009 at 3:03am

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WELL ALL, I HAVE PRICE LISTING NOW.  THESE WOULD BE NEW COMING DIRECTLY FROM THE FACTORY IN CALI.

FRONT CALIPER KIT INCLUDES: 2 CALIPERS, BP-10 BRAKE PADS, & FLEX LINE KIT W/ ADAPTERS.
FRONT CLEAR COATED CALIPERS $625.95
BLACK CALIPERS $775.95
RED CALIPERS $775.95

REAR KIT:
CLEAR COATED CALIPERS $625.95
BLACK CALIPERS $775.95
RED CALIPERS $775.95

OR YOU CAN PIECE KITS TOGETHER W/ POLISHED CALIPERS.
POLISHED CALIPERS $402.00 EACH

PAD SET $65.00

FLEX LINE KIT $67.00

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING OR MICHIGAN SALES TAX, IF APPLICABLE.

IF ANYONE IS WANTING THEM, JUST DROP ME A LINE.

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Reply #16 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 8:52pm

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Hey Guys,

Wanted to dust this thread off and see if you all agree the Wilwood brake system is still the one to go with. I just got my '69 back from a winter frame-up resto.  It has a brand new 400hp 350 and a Hurst 5-speed manual trannie.  It's lightening in a bottle!  Got to thinking after having it for a week of nice weather, "these are the original brakes ... will they stop me? I should look at upgrading so I can stop as fast as I can go!"  Any thoughts from those who may have some experience with them?  Binnie, did you end up keeping your trial set?  Thanks.  Scott
 

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Reply #17 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 11:55am
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Don't really have an opinion on the Wilwood system itself, but do feel strongly you should have enough brake to "stop as fast as you can go". Wink  What could be worse than destroying your vette due to NOT having enough braking power to stop all the horsepower you have?

Dale
 
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Reply #18 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 6:37am

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I am considering purchasing a set of wilwood calipers for my 75 vette, manual brakes. Will these caliper's eliminate problems that occur with rotor run out  that plague stock caliper's'?
 
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Reply #19 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 8:22am

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I think Binnie has wildwood calipers on his 77. He should be able to steer you in the right direction..............jack
 

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Reply #20 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 8:52am

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You really need a dial caliper to check for rotor run out on these cars. Also your frt & rear bearings have to be spot on or it'll never work right no matter what kind of breaks. Once you put the rotor on check the run out then remove the rotor & rotate it one hole then check again. Once you've done all possible positions go with the least run out & it should be around .002 or less to work correctly. Stainless steel sleeves in the OEM breaks work fine if done this way.
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Reply #21 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 9:40am

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I just had the front and rear bearings done, hope to God they were done properly. I have been having brake problems losing pressure after about 10-20km of driving. I checked the rotors and realized they are under 1.200" and have new ones on the way along with new pads. Once they arrive I will get a dial indicator and check all wheel's.
I hope this will cure my problems, since I have already replaced the caliper's and MC.
Thanks for the replies!
 
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Reply #22 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 10:45am

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What happens is that the pistons in the calipers are almost always riding on the calipers so if there is just a little run out they will go in & out  which sucks air into the break system. So after very little driving you end up with spongy pedal. It could be only one caliper doing this. Best to bleed the breaks & if one has air that's the problem.
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Reply #23 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 10:45am

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What happens is that the pistons in the calipers are almost always riding on the calipers so if there is just a little run out they will go in & out  which sucks air into the break system. So after very little driving you end up with spongy pedal. It could be only one caliper doing this. Best to bleed the breaks & if one has air that's the problem.
Alan Smiley
 
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