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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 02, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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i just converted my 67 to disc, all the parts are from a 72 nova, except the calipar brackets, they are new aftermarket. the problem is the outer pad is tight on the rotor, but the inner is loose, i've had plenty of problems with aftermarket parts is this another one? one thing to point out i've noticed that there is a washer welded to the back side of the bracket where the threads are and it seems to be twice as thick as the one on the gm brackets, should i grind them down a little, it looks like it might work?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 02, 01:49 PM
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No! It shouldn't be any problem b/c the caliper floats on the bolts, so should just move in a schosh to allow both pads to float. Doublecheck and make sure the caliper can slide in the caliper bracket in the "ears" area, too,(?). pdq67



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 02, 06:34 PM
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pdq67, if the bracket is inboard too much, it can prevent the caliper from sliding out and it can bind the outer pad.
I would shim the bracket out evenly with a washer behind each of the three bolts.
Aircraft washers are good and flat and .060" thick.
I guess grinding the boss would work too. Isn't it allways some little thing that screws up the works?
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Thanks, David. pdq67



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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 02, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys,i think i'll shim the bolts, and yes it always is something lol
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