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Dave

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« on: January 25, 2010, 06:51:58 PM »

Hi All,

I bought a pair of rebuilt Raybestos calipers for the Barracuda, and they came with a wire retainer/clip/something or other (pic included), and I can't figure out how it mounts on the caliper. There wasn't one of these on the old calipers. The hooks on the ends are the same width as the caliper bolts so I know `how' it mounts, and the long straight part must somehow go over the caliper body, placing it in any downward position causes it to interfere with pads or piston. Anybody got a clue that I don't?




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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 01:26:20 AM »

Steve and I did a set of brakes on Mobby's car,Nadine,a 72 New Yorker.
It,too,had the wire thingy.
We tossed em and  the brakes worked fine.
 
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 06:28:06 AM »

It's an anti-rattle bar for the caliper.  It's clips under the pins and puts pressure down on the caliper.
 
Lea. . I tossed them because it was Mobbys car.  Another rattle wouldn't mean squat
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 08:22:10 AM »

Yes, anti-rattle spring.  I use them - they don't hurt.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 10:11:55 AM »







It is an anti-rattle clip that fits over the pins to hold the outer pad tight to the caliper. To install bolt the caliper on with the bottom pin, slip the wire over that pin and then over the outside of the caliper. Finally, position the top of the wire so the top pin will go through it and install the top pin.



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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 03:46:49 PM »

Pictures!!! I can work with those. Awesome, thanks for all the replies, mucho appreciado

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 05:05:51 PM »

Yes thanks Krautmaster...pics definitely help.

 Not sure if I installed mine correctly or not...now I have to go out to the garage and check.

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 03:53:54 AM »

 Not sure if I installed mine correctly or not... [/QUOTE]

 

 

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 04:34:32 AM »

Is that the kind of anti-rattle clips you need when you've got bad wheel balance problems?



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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 06:16:06 AM »

wheel balance problems?
 
It's nice when you have a garage with this stuff open to take pictures of. . . .
 
I have to jack it up and take the wheel off.  It's amazing what I can get done with this environment
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 07:28:47 AM »


Quote from: Commando1
Quote from: thrashingcows
 Not sure if I installed mine correctly or not...

 

 

Ahhh Head gear......my youngest will be sporting the newer version of that when shes 11 or 12.....

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 09:27:29 AM »

Her braces should be about the same money as a nice mopar daily driver.

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 04:40:53 AM »

Wheel balance problems - the kind that make your teeth rattle.

You know, so you... have to wear the....

Because your teeth, you know, they ...

(tap tap) Is this thing on???



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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 08:34:00 AM »

This is a rough crowd here, Dave.

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 08:55:48 AM »

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Dave, do you  mean the car is riding fine, but when you put your foot on the brake all Hell seems to break loose?  Heavy shaking? 
 
That spring will have nothing to do with it; it just helps to hod the pads still while being applied.
 
If you're getting a heavy shake when your brakes are applied there's two reasons: out of round rotors/drums, or the wrong sized wheel.
 
The former is easy to deal with; remove the rotors and drums and have them turned.  Use all new pads and shoes when you re-install.
 
The latter is more difficult as you would need an entire set of wheels.  This happened to me.  I put 14" Mopar Rallys on a '62 New Yorker that had 14" steel wheels as factory.  14 is 14 right?  Wrong!  My car shook like the devil for two years.   I turned drums and got new ones.  Finally, out of frustration, I borrowed a friend's 15" Chrysler Styled Steel wheels and the problem was gone!
 
Don't know if this helps.... 
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