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1988 Centric Brake Caliper Hardware by Shho13
Started on: 10-05-2014 07:18 PM
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Last post by: Formula88 on 10-06-2014 10:16 PM
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Report this Post10-05-2014 07:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They aren't the right length. The pins that go through the brake pads from the bridge to the caliper assembly are too short for the cotter pins to slide through the hole. The pins are physically long enough, but the little hole that the cotter pin slides through are off their mark. I spent nearly 7 hours last night/this morning with a hand file on the calipers to grind off the extra 1/16 of metal to allow the cotter pins to slide through. If it didn't take me till almost 5 AM to finish I would have at least used power tools to help file down the calipers. Didn't want to wake the neighbors, and I was going to a car show this morning so they had to get done ASAP.

This wasn't just a one off defective set either! Four different sets of caliper hardware, meaning all 8 pins all were too short. Anyone else have this problem with them? What is a better product for next time or to save others this nightmare?

I rebuilt my whole brake system with Centric parts, their rebuilt calipers are good, their brake hoses are good, but beware of the pins!!!

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Report this Post10-05-2014 09:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cotter pins? I've reworked the brakes on at least two different 88s, and have never used a cotter pin.
Do you have pics?
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Yuck... Do you recall that part number? Was it 11762044 ?
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The part number mentioned above lists like this:

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yea I had the same problem too---I used the pins as a punch to remove the OE style pins

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Report this Post10-06-2014 06:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Camel:

The part number mentioned above lists like this:




Yep, those are them! Man, I hate aftermarket parts sometimes...
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Report this Post10-06-2014 07:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I used a high grade bolt and locking nut (not nylon) when I had to replace a pin.

FYI.
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Report this Post10-06-2014 09:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

I used a high grade bolt and locking nut (not nylon) when I had to replace a pin.

FYI.


A really long bolt between the bridge and the caliper? That's a lot more secure than that pin... I may have to do that... Have any pictures of it?
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Report this Post10-06-2014 10:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry, I don't have the car any more, but yup, just a long bolt. I may had to cut the bolt to length. I picked it up at the local NAPA, but any good fastener place should have one. I used a friction locking nut. Never had a problem with that setup.
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