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Billy Bumpsteer
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil the Fluter wrote:
Thanks for your input, deMort.

ShadesOfRed, I've just had a chat with the bloke at Classic Car Automotive and he's an absolute star!

Oh, and Billy Bumpsteer's recommended supplier who he was confident would have put the caliper into the post to me the morning after they received my order have this afternoon replied to my enquiry (after six days) saying they have no stock and the part is unavailable through their network.


Sorry Phil but you need to read my post slower................the place I recommended has one right hand rear caliper on the shelf ready to ship.

I will PM you the link.
 
  
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Phil the Fluter
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again, guys!

I have now replaced the caliper on both the offside rear and the nearside front.

It was an absolute nightmare of a job to get the offside rear caliper off but, with the help of the good people on this thread, I managed it and was then much better equipped (experience-wise) to remove the nearside front.

Refitting the calipers was a lot quicker than getting them off!

The car now stops a lot better than it did.

The other two wheels are turning freely but whether or not their brakes are actually working is another matter. I might put it in for an MOT and see how it goes or I might simply replace those calipers too.

Thanks to everybody who chipped in with help and advice – I most certainly could not have done it without the help I received on this thread.

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Luddite
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to read you have managed to get the wheels rolling again Phil, you will be able to race up and down the drive even faster now... Very Happy
 
  
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Phil the Fluter
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, Luddite – and there's more to the story now:

After reading the post by ShadesOfRed, I took the O/S/R caliper (the original subject of this thread) and the N/S/F caliper to the place he recommended.

They reconditioned them and gave them back to me looking like brand-new.

I then returned the eBay-sourced caliper for a refund, and fitted the two reconditioned calipers.

All the while, I was hoping that the two original calipers still on the car were, by some miracle, still working perfectly and would continue to do so for many years. After a few days, however, I came to my senses and realised it was highly unlikely that they too weren't well on the road to oblivion.

Accordingly, I examined them and they were indeed in a very poor state.

I removed them from the vehicle and, as I write these words, they too are at the reconditioners recommended by ShadesOfRed.

I'll have them back next week and, hopefully, after fitting them, all four wheels will be turning freely and, when the brakes are applied, stopping very impressively.

Total cost = £80 plus VAT per caliper = £384 in total.

They tell me they're about to put the price up to £84 plus VAT but, even at that price, it's still a bargain.

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Luddite
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil, I suspect you would be happy to pay £384 to learn all you have about brakes and your car... Question Thumb
 
  
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Phil the Fluter
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too true, Luddite!

It's been an amazing, highly educational and very valuable experience – and the success of the operation is due almost entirely to the advice I received from you guys on this thread.

I'd say about 5% was due to my own inherent genius. Very Happy
 
  
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