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Old 11-24-2003, 07:05 PM
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I have a dilemma and can't seem to find anybody that knows any more than I do. I have a 70 chevelle and was in the process of rebuilding the entire front end. While doing this I chucked the disc brake rotors because they were grooved so badly. I went to the local auto parts store and purchased new ones and they went on beautifully until I tried to put on the brake caliper. It seems that the rotor sits about a half inch to the outside not allowing the caliper to slide over the edge. I thought I might have the wrong part so I called the store and confirmed the number. Then I thought that these guys might be idiots and called another store and they gave me the same part number. So I have new discs that look great but don't sit in the same plane as the brake caliper but it is supposed to be the right part. Anybody got any ideas???????

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Old 11-24-2003, 07:10 PM
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Are your sliders seized up? The calipers need to be able to slide back and forth a little to adjust for wear .
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the calipers are new also
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Theyb should go on then. Are your rotors all seated all the way to the back of the spindle?. Seems like a silly question, but maybe they are binding on something.
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No, they are all the way back, it almost seems that the offset of the rotor is off. Maybe the rotors are the wrong ones that got packed in the box with the right part number. Guess I will take one down to the parts store and compare it to the others.
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i would check the part number on the calipers too.
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I got it figured out!!! The spindles have been changed to a later model where the offset is different. I got rotors for a 73 and they are just great. Finally got the front end back together.
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