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« on: 25 February, 2017, 07:43:31 PM »

I have the callipers off my 1600HF at the moment ready for a rebuild. The seals kits for the Girling Series 2 brakes seem readily available but are they the same for the 1300 and 1600's the same?  I've always assumed they were different but the descriptions make no mention of this.

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« Reply #1 on: 26 February, 2017, 08:49:01 AM »

Same and an easy job if the pistons have not rusted below the seal line.
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« Reply #2 on: 26 February, 2017, 01:05:28 PM »

Great, thanks for that. I've not taken the pistons out yet as I am away. Fingers crossed they are o.k or it's plan B.

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« Reply #3 on: 06 March, 2017, 02:04:26 PM »

Rather than start a new thread I was just about to ask for advice about buying rebuilt calipers, I've spoken to Omicron about them but wondered if there are any alternative suppliers worth considering. As my car hasn't been used for over 25 years I think refurbished calipers are probably the best bet rather than take them apart to find out they need more than seals.

Sorry if this is a thread hijack.
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« Reply #4 on: 06 March, 2017, 05:19:48 PM »

Try BiggRed.co.uk
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« Reply #5 on: 06 March, 2017, 06:11:41 PM »

Hi Andy,
            I was going to send mine to BiggRed for refurbishment but found that mine only needed seals which I was happy to do myself. I did talk to them though and they said that I could send my calliers to them and they would strip them and let me know how much the refurb would cost. They said as a worst case scenario they could make new pistons. Good luck.

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« Reply #6 on: 06 March, 2017, 06:14:54 PM »

Hi

www.nelsonstokes.com are excellent for any seals. Fast & friendly service!

Keep well,

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« Reply #7 on: 06 March, 2017, 06:30:53 PM »

Worthwhile putting the recommended suppliers/companies on the sticky thread so saving everyone searching all the time ( think its best to leave non-recommended suppliers etc off same list!)

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1677.0

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« Reply #8 on: 06 March, 2017, 09:22:23 PM »

The Trade has used "Past Parts" Bury St Edmunds for many years. Tel 01284 750729. They remanufacture parts as well as reconditioning.
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« Reply #9 on: 07 March, 2017, 12:39:21 PM »

Hi Andy,
            I was going to send mine to BiggRed for refurbishment but found that mine only needed seals which I was happy to do myself. I did talk to them though and they said that I could send my calliers to them and they would strip them and let me know how much the refurb would cost. They said as a worst case scenario they could make new pistons. Good luck.

Barry

Thanks for this recommendation both of you who have mentioned them, I'll have a chat with BiggRed.
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« Reply #10 on: 07 March, 2017, 12:39:40 PM »

The Trade has used "Past Parts" Bury St Edmunds for many years. Tel 01284 750729. They remanufacture parts as well as reconditioning.

I spoke to Past Parts yesterday and they sounded very knowledgeable and slightly cheaper than Omicron so will definitely consider them.
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« Reply #11 on: 07 March, 2017, 01:02:00 PM »

The Trade has used "Past Parts" Bury St Edmunds for many years. Tel 01284 750729. They remanufacture parts as well as reconditioning.

I spoke to Past Parts yesterday and they sounded very knowledgeable and slightly cheaper than Omicron so will definitely consider them.

Have you dealt with either/both companies before or indeed often? Chances of getting a club discount from them?

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« Reply #12 on: 09 March, 2017, 01:12:12 PM »

Just by way of a word of caution BigRed mis-assembled a pair of rear Beta calipers that they did for me. This only became apparent after I had sold the car and the handbrake failed,
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« Reply #13 on: 12 March, 2017, 01:34:00 PM »

Does anyone have any good suggestions or tips on what's the best way to get the sodding pistons out of the Series 2 calipers, after they've been on the car for 45 years?
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« Reply #14 on: 12 March, 2017, 04:11:35 PM »

Perhaps apply pedal pressure before removing from discs without the pads fitted. Wiggle the pistons to coax them out partially. Then remove the caliper and continue until one piston comes out. Put caliper in to the vice to remove the remaining piston(s). Some say don't split the caliper, but it does enable good access to clean inside. If the calipers are not fitted to the car then other means of pressure is probably required.
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