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Time for a break job (Read 145 times)
Apr 15th, 2018 at 3:03am

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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 Roll Eyes ..don't remember if I installed stainless break cables but I'll check.  Do it right once & things last Wink
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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 7:44am

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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.
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 6:43am

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Sounds awesome!
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Reply #3 - May 8th, 2018 at 4:01am

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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 Shocked  Maybe I'll wait until Sat when the industrial park is empty...just hope no cops are hiding in here Tongue
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Reply #4 - May 9th, 2018 at 9:08am

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LOL!
Oh the problems vette owners have!

Looks very nice!

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Reply #5 - May 9th, 2018 at 11:07am

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Just did the front, but after thinking about it I ordered the same for the rear.
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Reply #6 - May 10th, 2018 at 7:00am

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Nice!
Don't forget those pesky pins the pads ride on!
I found mine were severely worn when I did my brakes last year!

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Reply #7 - May 10th, 2018 at 7:41am

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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.
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Reply #8 - May 16th, 2018 at 5:06am

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Got the rear breaks in now to find the time to install Roll Eyes
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Reply #9 - May 16th, 2018 at 7:23am

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NICE!
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Reply #10 - May 17th, 2018 at 8:22am

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Breaks off
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Breaks on..had to shim the rear breaks. Glued the washers on the caliper with some upholstery glue I had  Cool
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Reply #11 - May 18th, 2018 at 1:32pm

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68-73-77 wrote on May 17th, 2018 at 8:22am:
Breaks off
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Breaks on..had to shim the rear breaks. Glued the washers on the caliper with some upholstery glue I had  Cool
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Alan Smiley


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
 

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Reply #12 - May 20th, 2018 at 4:29am

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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. Smiley
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Reply #13 - May 22nd, 2018 at 10:48am

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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.
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Reply #14 - May 22nd, 2018 at 12:02pm

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I hope you can not see the jealousy in my eyes! LOL!

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