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#1 rider4life

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:33 PM

Are these ebay calipers good quality 

 

https://www.ebay.co....-7/182253650518

 

I was changing the seals in my genuine cooper s calipers and damaged the casting where the brake pads split pin goes through. Need to get the car working for brighton so thinking just new calipers now

 

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#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:07 PM

Are these ebay calipers good quality 

 

https://www.ebay.co....-7/182253650518

 

I was changing the seals in my genuine cooper s calipers and damaged the casting where the brake pads split pin goes through. Need to get the car working for brighton so thinking just new calipers now

 

30vm9ox.jpg

 

 

Any place with Oxy/acetylene can put some Braze there, and then drill the hole out



#3 gazza82

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:30 PM

That metal filler you can get that comes like a putty sets really hard. Might work as a temp solution.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:45 PM

I think I would throw it in the bin. Brazing / fillering a caliper back together?
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#5 DeadSquare

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:18 PM

As far as going to Brighton is concerned, if you can't get it brazed of filled with epoxy metal in time, you have still got one pin holding the pads.

 

If you feel that this is insecure, you could replace it with a thicker piece of wire for more safety.


Edited by DeadSquare, 11 May 2019 - 07:24 PM.


#6 Moke Spider

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 09:11 PM

I think I would throw it in the bin. Brazing / fillering a caliper back together?
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Given here the part of the caliper that is being repaired, that's fine. I wouldn't hesitate to do just that.

 

If it was a mounting ear or something similar, that would be a different matter.



#7 Broomer

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 10:41 PM

I think I would throw it in the bin. Brazing / fillering a caliper back together?
What has this forum turned into?

 
Given here the part of the caliper that is being repaired, that's fine. I wouldn't hesitate to do just that.
 
If it was a mounting ear or something similar, that would be a different matter.

Each to their own, good luck with that.




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