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seville rear calipers - any good?

I'm in the planning stage of putting rear discs on my 69 Pontiac Le Mans. I've managed to get the whole brake set up from a 79 inc booster, master cylinder, distribution valve block etc.

My question is this - I hear mixed opinions about the seville calipers. They have the e-brake which is mandatory here in the UK and will bolt up with little rework to my existing axle, but they seem to have a bad rep for sticking etc. Why is this? Do they suffer from a design fault or similar problem?


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Personally I think those issues are primarily a maintenance issue..If well maintained they work fine..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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I thought/was hoping that was the case.

I guess it follows a pattern like many other automotive reputations - new system introduced, different from previous, owners don't appreciate the new maintenance demands, ignore it and then blame the new system when it goes wrong.

Thanks for the input.
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