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Old 06-06-2008, 06:41 AM
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'68 GTX Front Disc Brake Calipers???

Help! I'm trying to help my buddy track down a rebuild kit, rebuilt calipers, or a rebuild service for his recently aquired GTX (front disc brakes).

I believe it has the 4-piston calipers. They look to have been recently rebuilt, but they leak like mad. Strangely enough, both sides are leaking...

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Try Stainless Steel Brake Service. All of the mid-year corvettes use these. I have to imagine that they do rebuilds for other vehicles also. With SS inserts in the calipers there is no worry about rusting the caliper out again. Just a thought.

Steve

Here's their internet address.

http://www.ssbrakes.com/
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Thanks for the link. Somebody (local) just suggested this place (Master Power Brakes): http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=230

It might be a bit cheaper option (albeight the quality wouldn't match SSBC).

Has anybody dealt with Master Power Brakes before? I'm curious about the quality.
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Years ago, I had a 67 Chrysler 300 with discs---yep those leaky 4-piston calipers.

Rebuild services in the 80s--way too pricey for a 20s something guy having just moved to AZ. Also, the rotors were over $100 each back then.
Lower ball joints----over $100ea

Located a full size plymouth and checked to see if the ball joints were the same as a drum car---they were.

Changed to single piston sliding caliper and readily available 73 ply rotors for about $150 way back then.

Check to see if you can swap 73+ calipers/spindles/rotors to your GTX
If the drum cars use the same ball joint as the disc 73+----piece of cake.
Added bennie-----parts are redily available anywhere
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Thanks for the link. Somebody (local) just suggested this place (Master Power Brakes): http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=230

It might be a bit cheaper option (albeight the quality wouldn't match SSBC).

Has anybody dealt with Master Power Brakes before? I'm curious about the quality.
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Haven't heard of this company before so neither good or bad to say about them. Gotta believe they are reputable. Do they put in stainless bores? If I were going to keep the car original I think I'd have the original calipers redone. But this is your friends call.

Steve
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Do they put in stainless bores?
I didn't see anything about it, and I seriously doubt it. It looks like a kit to convert to a simple single-piston caliper. <simple = much cheaper & more reliable caliper>

Since he will be paying to have this done, I'm guessing any conversion he would do would have to be a "kit" like this one. The 73+ conversion is a great suggestion, but he is not mechanically inclined enough to figure this one out.

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If I were going to keep the car original I think I'd have the original calipers redone. But this is your friends call.
Yeah, I'm guessing that he'll opt for originality in the end. The car is very close to original.
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