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Brake Calipers for my 74 Corvette #5271853 11/19/19 01:32 PM
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I need two rear calipers. Any recommendations on best brand & provider?

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Re: Brake Calipers for my 74 Corvette [Re: Alwyn678] #5271859 11/19/19 01:40 PM
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Why not rebuild them?

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Re: Brake Calipers for my 74 Corvette [Re: Alwyn678] #5271862 11/19/19 01:44 PM
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There are several companies out there that can bore yours out and re-sleeve with a stainless steel insert. It then uses std.
components. Had this done to mine several years back and it works great. If I recall, it was SSB in New York that did mine.


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Re: Brake Calipers for my 74 Corvette [Re: Alwyn678] #5271922 11/19/19 02:46 PM
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You have 2 choices - rebuilt cores with steel sleeves. By now I doubt there are any original cores left.
There are also new calipers; I have heard a good rebuilt caliper is the way to go.
Lonestar is the supplier to most parts houses.
Lonestar

There are 2 piston tryes: lip seal (original design) and o-ring.
The o-ring style is considered the better design.

The hardest part of 65 thru 82 Corvette brake work is bleeding.
I use a Motive Bleeder.

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Re: Brake Calipers for my 74 Corvette [Re: Alwyn678] #5271980 11/19/19 03:49 PM
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I have had calipers restored at Goldline Brakes and PMB Performance. The quality and service from both has been superb.

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