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Ok Guys, What is the best route to take on leaking brakes. My 69 was purchased by me after a partial restoration and it sat for ten years.When I got it it had no fluid or master cyl. I put new calipier kits in with bores that were allready stainless. I have done this twice and still have small leaks on the front.I only want to do this one more time and do it right.Oh by the way I do have silicone fluid in it. So what is the best no cheap way to handle this. Thanks for all of your help as allways. Charlie
I just replaced the calipers on mine.. I attempted to rebuild my old ones.. The results were not good.. I got a nice set of rebuilt ones for 70 a piece.. It sure sounds like the seal is pinched between the piston and the bore..
You could do another rebuild with a VN&P O-ring kit or buy calipers that already have O-rings in them. I rebuilt mine ~4 years ago and no brake problems since. The lip seals tend to leak if the car is only driven occasionally. My 72 didn't get much drive time this year and has averaged ~400 miles per year previously and the O-ring seals have been great.
72 Ontario Orange Coupe. 2001 LS1 - LS6 block & Intake, Thunder Racing Cam, Ported heads and Throttle Body, Meziere electric water pump, Hooker Shorty Headers, 2001 T56 6-speed trans, VB&P Street & Slalom suspension, Magnaflow exhaust, DeWitt's radiator, SPAL fan, C5 power seats. Future mods: HydoBoost, Borgeson steering box, floor mats.
please be more specific and give web site for o-ring seals,Thanks charlie
Charlie, go to the vbandp.com web site and you will find a O ring conversion kit. This comes with all new pistons, seals, bolts etc. that you need to rebuild your calipers. It has been ~8 years since I did the rebuild and no leaks.
what I suggest is to have your calipers stainless steel sleeved and upgrade to "O" ring pistons and have your original calipers returned to you to maintain correctness. it will coast extra but its worth it.
I had problems for years and kept rebuilding my calipers and replaced them a few times. Finely about 5 1/2 years ago I bought a front and rear set from Vette brakes that are SS lined and have O rings. Drove it for a year and than the car sat untouched for four years while I was stationed overseas. When I got back this summer pulled it out of storage and drove the car 1800 miles, no leaks and nothing sticking with the brakes.