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Post by TrevorG » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:44 pm

Hi all,
Calipers off.....no problem
Pistons out.....no problem, but well rusty
Outer seals off....no problem
Caliper sealing rings.......jeez! Any ideas? Won't budge... all four well seized.



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Post by TrevorG » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 am

Nearly Christmas and I'm still under the car getting out of swimbo's way!
Nobody got any ideas? Looks like I'm going to have to get hold of either a new pair of calipers or a recon pair, mine are useless as is and cannot be exchanged.



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Post by halfpenny » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:46 am

You will have a rubber dust seal and a rubber hydraulic seal. The rubber seals will come out with a pointed tool. Many Lockheed calipers also have a metal ring around the dust seal, and if this is seized, you will have to dig it out by any means you can think of. However, a seal kit should have new metal retaining rings, and the caliper function should be fine when everything is replaced.



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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:14 am

The Lockheed caliper Does have a steel retaining ring for the outer seal.
These can be pulled out with with a blunt instrument/screwdriver, IF it`s the Inner Seal you cannot get out then try a Flat Watchmakers screwdriver, the type with the swivel on the end, they come in plastic packs from the pound shop in different sizes and ends.

There should be no reason for the seals to be immovable.


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Post by TrevorG » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:15 pm

Many thanks....it's the metal rings that are immovable....but everything is very rusty. I'll spend Christmas pondering whether better to replace all the braking system where corroded for safety sake. Happy Christmas all



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Post by weaver » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:33 pm

Hi Trevor, if you are after a replacement pair then I can recommend "Brakes International" in Rochdale.
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:12 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:15 pm
.it's the metal rings that are immovable..
Wire cutters, and "Nibble into the ring till it splits. :idea:

All the sets that I have reconditioned over the years that ring has just collapsed when the seal is pulled from inside it.

Dave they look good, brilliant price too, was it on exchange??.

Did the gearbox mount get there?.

Mark


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Post by RonH » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:52 pm

Are these callipers suitable for a GTC?
Also 10% off at the moment but with an £18 surcharge.
Is it possible to get a trade price without being in the trade?
Just rang them but it must be Xmas. :lol:
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Post by Corky » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:59 pm

RonH wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Are these callipers suitable for a GTC?
RonH

Not for 404. That has Girling from a 5A.

Edit. The place I used is here http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... hp?t=13488.

In fact those are your calipers Ron.
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Post by David Tew » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:55 pm

weaver wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Hi Trevor, if you are after a replacement pair then I can recommend "Brakes International" in Rochdale.
I'd second the recommendation. Limited range for older historic cars (not surpring really) but they're my first port of call for any brake parts on more modern cars, good website and very helpful on the phone.


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Post by TrevorG » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:02 pm

Many thanks again.....ordered today and they'll have a look at my existing calipers to see if they can be redeemed and get me the surcharge back. I had found brakeparts ltd, excellent website. Guess what....same company.
It's a small price to pay for the most important part of the car.



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Post by Laters » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:07 pm

"Brakes International" has been my go to website for brake parts for a few years now.

They are very good at sourcing strange and obsure parts.
They had pads and discs in stock for my JDM (japanese domesestic market) honda & even got me a set of caliper pistons & seals.


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Post by RonH » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:15 pm

Corky wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:59 pm
RonH wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Are these callipers suitable for a GTC?
RonH
Not for 404. That has Girling from a 5A.
Cheers Steve
I’m looking for my GTC 394. “Marks” Reconditioned steering rack needs to be put back on. So constantly looking at rusted up hubs and awful looking callipers and discs.
404 has been with Ryan from SP Automotive for the past two weeks. Finally sorting out the bonnet bulge and other bits. He sent me 8 pictures over last night. I’m still in a state of shock and he’s not started on the bonnet so far.
The pictures are not suitable for those of a nervous disposition and may upset anyone owning a Scimitar.
Now desperately need to quickly start a “fund me” campaign.
All donations great fully accepted.
RonH
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:27 pm

RonH wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Is it possible to get a trade price without being in the trade?
Ron I use them for a few of my orders and I can`t get a better discount than Dave did.
They didn`t have any in stock early this year when I last asked.

I will have to put a posting on the other Caliper discussion going on about the SS1 etc calipers as Brakes International have the Wide Caliper pad fitting kits, they got them from Denmark at my request because no suppliers knew what they were doing and kept supplying me with the Narrow kits.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:50 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 am
Nearly Christmas and I'm still under the car getting out of swimbo's way!
Nobody got any ideas? Looks like I'm going to have to get hold of either a new pair of calipers or a recon pair, mine are useless as is and cannot be exchanged.
I have a pair of recon callipers with Mintex fast road pads for sale. Only done 400 road miles.


JC

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