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Technical disc brake swap issue..still got a soft pedal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vincentnova, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,790


    Some body please stop by and have a look, it almost has to be something fairly simple!
  2. 54vicky
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,456


    I have yet to see the picture of the marshmellow attached to the pedal.this like a friggen soap opera.on the other hand it does say something about barbless hooks:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  3. Are there no auto repair shops in San Diego that know about disc brakes?

  4. He took it to a brake place,
    No plates on the car so they didn’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t drive it but reported back To Vincent that visually everything looked fine. I bet you a cold one they didn’t even take a wheel off. I also bet the car still has that camber issue.
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  5. I wonder if he could use tooling dykem on the rotor to blue it up.
    And then rotate the rotor with someone applying light pressure and see if it rubs off in an even pattern ?
    It can always be cleaned off later,,,,no damage to the rotors.

  6. lucky ink
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 330

    lucky ink

    I had similar issue one time looking at the slide pin. It ended up caliper was at end of slide pin like pics show someone
    had put impala calipers on dodge aspen rotors. impala calipers went to 1.215 rotor. dodge aspen had .965 rotor. So I
    switched and put 77 malibu calipers which went to .965 rotor on and it put calipers in right place on slide pin seemed to solve my problem.
  7. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
    Posts: 643


    You forgot.... The car suddenly developed a negative camber problem [even though the wheel bearings and ball joints are OK]
    It wasn't until post #283 that he mentioned the coils were cut. [but when?]

    If he was smart enough........a trolley jack under the front cross-member to lift it up to original ride height might actually confirm where the problem is.

    He hasn't checked the clearance between the booster and master cylinder [manual and boosted M/C's have a different shape "Cup"]
    But don't worry! "The El Cheapo Ebay seller has got his back"

    Personally.....If the original drum brakes were put back on, with some modern "high performance shoes" the car would be driveable [now] and certainly good enough for "spirited driving"

    And then sell the old kit

    Drum brakes stop just as good as discs [but not lap after lap on a race track] And they do require some reasonable knowledge to adjust them.
    [5 years of drum brake maintenance would still be less than the effort already invested to sort this mess out]
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
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  8. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,974


    I didn't read all the replys But try removing the slide pins and just hang the calipers over the disk and apply the brakes and then apply the brakes again if they don't feel soft the second time it should be the brackets
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  9. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,257

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Gimpy is a lot closer than I am, but pay for the plane ticket and I’ll go have a look at it.

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  10. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,257

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    With the wheels off, frame on jackstands, and suspension at full droop, how are cut coils in any way related to the brakes were seeing pictures of here?

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  11. I’ll pay for my own damn ticket and I damn sure not gonna go look at brakes
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  12. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
    Posts: 643


    They're not..............
    But refer to his post # 30 "here a picture of my camber as well. was not like that before"

    Then by his post # 283 it gets mentioned that the coils were cut.

    Other members have been wasting their time trying to help out with their suggestions. So I decided to ask the question [post# 294]

    The OP has been back on here since I asked then, but has chosen to "stick his head in the sand" over this one.

    It might actually fix 2 problems at once using Dropped spindles that have forged calliper brackets.
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  13. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,922

    Dick Stevens

    Well this is the longest lasting wild goose chase I have witnessed on the HAMB!
  14. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,647


    I give up.

    I can only do this, in-person.

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