General 127 Super front brake caliper upgrade

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General 127 Super front brake caliper upgrade

baz120

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1981 127 Super. Looking for advice on a front caliper upgrade. Both originals have siezed solid, have pretty much tried every trick in the book to free them. Was wondering if there was a more modern caliper upgrade....i.e something I can get from a breakers yard as money is a bit tight at the moment. Thanks for any advice.
 

Toshi 975

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1981 127 Super. Looking for advice on a front caliper upgrade. Both originals have siezed solid, have pretty much tried every trick in the book to free them. Was wondering if there was a more modern caliper upgrade....i.e something I can get from a breakers yard as money is a bit tight at the moment. Thanks for any advice.

If the callipers are the same as the 131 , 128 , Panda Mk 1 I have a brand new pair here plus brake pads.
 

oldfiatguy

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1981 127 Super. Looking for advice on a front caliper upgrade. Both originals have siezed solid, have pretty much tried every trick in the book to free them. Was wondering if there was a more modern caliper upgrade....i.e something I can get from a breakers yard as money is a bit tight at the moment. Thanks for any advice.
 

oldfiatguy

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Callipers seizing was a very common fault back in the day,before taking off car try and hydraulicly push the piston out.Once out clamp off the flex pipe and remove calliper from car.
There is a small spring loaded plunger down the little hole in the cast iron body part ,knock it down and you can then slide both parts of body apart ,then just clean and overhaul as req and re assemble.
I do have a few spare calliper parts if you get stuck.Note they are sided.
 
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