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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 18, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

Guys - I was installing a new front power disc brake conversion kit on my 1968 camaro. Converting from manual drum brakes. One of the banjo bolts - right side - broke off as I was tightening it. There's about 1/2" sticking out of the caliper. How can I get the bolt out? Am I just going to have to get a new caliper? Thanks!!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 18, 08:57 PM
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Easy out, and since it’s stinking out a bit maybe some niddle nose visegrips to turn at the same time as you turn the easy out.
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

I wonder what caused it to break, overtightening or cross threaded ? If it's overtightening, it may screw out fairly easy using a vice grips or pliers. If not, I'd weld a nut on to the bolt remnant, then you can use a wrench or socket to screw it out. ez outs are ok if not much torque is applied, but have seen them break too many times, causing more problems, so beware !

Wow, good timing. Original post at 7:57, first reply at 8:57, second reply at 9:57.....
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

If itís sticking out 1/2Ē should be easy to grab and unscrew with visegrips
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

Thanks. I'll try an easy out! Thanks dude!
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Many thanks dude!!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 18, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

So there are some threads still sticking out. If I cross-threaded am I screwed, in terms of trying to use the caliper if I get the banjo bolt out?
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

Get the old piece out and run a tap to clean up the threads. Good chance youíll be ok
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Thank you sir!
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

Another question if anyone knows -

Guys - need a bit of help. How in the heck do you remove the clevis pin from the brake pedal. I removed the clip and have the pin loose, but there's a metal brace in the way and there's no place for the clevis pin to drop out. This is an automatic transmission vehicle. I've thought about just cutting the pin as my new power disc brake conversion kit has a new pin. THANKS!!
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You have to move the pedal until it lines up with a hole in the brace.
PITA to put back together with big hands.
It was for me at least.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 18, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

The hole in the brace is on the left side of the pedal. However my clevis pin is installed with the head of the pin on the right and there's no hole on the right side. Don't see how it was installed or how to get it out. Thanks for any help.
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

Probably have to remove the pedal assembly or brace, canít remember whatís easier then put it in from the other side.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 18, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

Thanks Rick. Lower hole won't matter as it's under the brace. I may just cut off the head of it too, if that's easier than taking the pedal assembly off.
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Re: broke banjo bolt in caliper - help!

I actually had to use a small hacksaw and cut off the old clevis pin!
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