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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2020, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
unda_da_bonet
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Factory Fitted Caliper Help ?


I have factory fitted 4 piston calipers on the 67 and are on the second rebuilt set in 4 years.
I have found out the hard way that having the car sit round doesn't help them either (Rust in bores).


I'm now getting a set stainless sleeved at a cost of $110 Aus a half (X 4 = $440) Yes expensive.........
My question is, can I use o'rings on the pistons or do I have still use the old lip design seals?
Do I need to change the pistons to newer one to use the o'rings?


I found on the Ecklers Corvette site a kit to change 65-82 year caliper to o'rings,


https://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corv...1965-1982.html


can I use that kit once I have sleeved my calipers?

That is I'm believing my 67 Impala calipers to be the same internally?


I know some of you would suggest just changing the whole front brake system over to Wilwood or the likes, but.
I have disk brake front spindles I'd need to change for new (CPP $159 pair) or second hand, wrecking yard (Aus - Nil, USA very few)


The new Wilwood brake kit is 140-12022 Summit Racing $902 USD ($1300 Aus + freight $3-400)
Affordable, yes but not original.


There is nothing wrong with the factory setup when working right, I'm more than happy to keep them.
I just need some advise if anyone can help,


Thanks,
Chris.
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