Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#16 Post by Craig W. » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:34 am

You know they are high priced when they say it right on their website and don't list any prices. No need in me even calling. Zero drag would be nice though.

So what are ways to improve the pad retracting on Wilwood, Aerospace, Strange, etc calipers?
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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#17 Post by Craig W. » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:35 am

Are there differently shaped blocker rings for the pistons that'll help pull the pads back?
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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#18 Post by John_Heard » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:13 am

GM used a square O-Ring in their Metric Calipers to improve on brake drag. I think most aftermarket use a round one though. I've heard it helps to shim the pads if they are wore somewhat. Not sure how much that helps.

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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#19 Post by wikd69 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:43 am

John,

Are you replacing the rotors because of the hot spots on them ? I'm running the same aerospace components brakes that you are.
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#20 Post by Craig W. » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:53 am

My Aerospace front calipers have square rings. Not sure about the Strange I have on the rear. I haven't had them apart.
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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#21 Post by John_Heard » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:03 pm

Really? I just rebuilt my front calipers last year and I'm pretty sure mine had round o-rings. I remember being ticked off because there were like .20 cent o-rings but they charge like $35 for the rebuild kit.

Yes, rotors were toast see pic above, lots of hot spots, little cracks all over the place, etc.

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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#22 Post by Craig W. » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:48 pm

Maybe it was the Strange calipers that have the square rings. I don't recall taking them apart but maybe I did.
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Re: Any ideas on getting rotor bolts loose?

#23 Post by John_Heard » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:41 am

Pretty new rotors, hats and pads showed up Monday, so that project is out of the way.

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