Hey~It’s Howdy Doody time! Just kidding, but I’ve had some time to overhaul my front disc brakes on my TR6! Yes, I could buy some new ones but what would be the fun in that!;)
My goodness, looks like these calipers had been in a pasture for a while! Needless to say the pistons were stuck and took some persuasion to get them out! But they did come out but the pistons were not re-usable.:( Gee, there’s still a lot of pad left on those brake pads! I could clean em up!! Not!
Here parts were being observed, like what now! I’m not going with the spin-on hubs, I’ll be using regular wheels, and of course some new rotors will be in order and bearings too.
I found new pistons and seal kits on Partsgeek.com, then just cleaned up the caliper halves, honed them and they cleaned up very well. The little O-rings which go between the caliper halves I purchased from Moss motors. See that brass thing in the upper right hand of the pic, that’s the proportioning valve, new that little thing goes for 400 bucks! GAG!
Here the newly restored original calipers are ready for installation;)
I took a little time and painted the rotors so they won’t rust; I don’t like rusty looking parts, do you? However, who knows what these will look like in another 30 years!
Today my new bleeder valves came in, now where oh where are the little dust caps for them!
All new brake lines from Moss Motors and braided lines should give confidence when stopping. No air bags, nor anti-lock brakes here~ simple as brakes can get! Isn’t that a pretty site! It’s just a downright shame to put a body on this frame! 😉
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