My W.I.P

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My W.I.P

by John Owens » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:19 pm

Right guys , I've only owned this calibra for just a few weeks . Up until now all I've fitted is my kenwood head unit , my 18" wheels & replaced the washer bottle pump ( thanks craigy ;-) lol ) . The car came with a years mot but I was never really happy with the handbrake . It did hold but it was sticky , so with me being me , rather than strip & clean the drum/ shoes I decided to replace them :

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I also got these drilled / grooved discs with the intention of sticking them on my cav Gsi but seeing as that'll be off the road for a while the calibra will benefit from them :

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On the left of the photo there's a wee gearbox oil seal that needs replacing too . All quite easy stuff so far :-)


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Re: My W.I.P

by Phill » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:33 pm

You will probably know this with the cav but make sure this part (not sure of it's name ) is not rusted together mate.

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by wuffy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi John. Where did you get the springs and pins that hold the shoes to the backplate, Autovaux?
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Re: My W.I.P

by rich30mex » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:10 pm

wuffy wrote:Hi John. Where did you get the springs and pins that hold the shoes to the backplate, Autovaux?

Autovaux do them mate or bullseye in Mexborough
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Re: My W.I.P

by calibre ray » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:38 pm

when u got the brakes did you ask them for a cavalier shoe hold kit ?, I sell delphi at work and the cavy one has the slot to fit a screwdriver in but the cavy one doesn't, strange that brakes are same and hold down kit different.
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My W.I.P

by John Owens » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:07 pm

[quote="Phill"]You will probably know this with the cav but make sure this part (not sure of it's name ) is not rusted together mate.

phil , knowing my luck it probably will be lol but ill give it a good hiding with some WD40 & some emery cloth :-)


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by John Owens » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:08 pm

wuffy wrote:Hi John. Where did you get the springs and pins that hold the shoes to the backplate, Autovaux?


Got them all from Autovaux mate , use them all the time & never had any problem whatsoever :-)


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by John Owens » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:13 pm

calibre ray wrote:when u got the brakes did you ask them for a cavalier shoe hold kit ?, I sell delphi at work and the cavy one has the slot to fit a screwdriver in but the cavy one doesn't, strange that brakes are same and hold down kit different.


Ray , am no sure tbh the guy said it was the same kit for both cars coz when he brought ma details up he seen it was all cav gsi parts id ordered in the past .


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Re: My W.I.P

by wuffy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:28 pm

Cheers Rich and John :)
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by John Owens » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:11 am

A wee update on the calibra , first off , a big thank you goes to calibra guru craigyboy for fitting the rear brake set up & sorting out the handbrake for me . Top job fella ! :-) ( sorry about the mess on your driveway lol )

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Done the fronts too while I had the paint out , looks a lot better now as before you could see the dirty / rusty bits through the wheels because the gaps between the spokes are so large . Also painted the calipers canary yellow to match the " Flying chips "

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How she looks now :

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Re: My W.I.P

by Phill » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:34 am

Looking good mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: My W.I.P

by craigyboy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:59 pm

Excellent John,keep up the good work :handgestures-thumbup:
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by KERR_SE9 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:28 pm

Nice!
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Re: My W.I.P

by EddeyDancer » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:35 pm

Looks Great!!!

Will look even better with white door handles...
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by John Owens » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:57 pm

craigyboy wrote:Excellent John,keep up the good work :handgestures-thumbup:


The master at work :-)

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