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Rear caliper rebuilder

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:16 pm

Does anyone have the name of a rebuilder that will fix the seat the bleeder seats against? I have one
rear that constantly weeps fluid from, I think the bleeder. I pulled the bleeder out and it was badly
grooved. I put in another good looking bleeder (no groove) but it still weeps. With the car sitting, and the caliper wiped dry, I'll see fluid around the area and a run down the casting after two days of sitting. I think the seat is deformed, but I'm just guessing, at this point. But hopefully a good rebuilder can determine this.
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:21 pm

http://www.classicbrake.co.uk/

Note there is no S after "brake", their advert in Club Lotus magazine has had that erroneous S in there for yonks.

Email is, I hope, [email protected] or [email protected]

Note too, that there are a lot of domain names that are ALMOST the same as that above, but this is the correct one.

Several members here have used their services and I personally have been using their services for 20 or 30 years. Always with excellent results.


Only snag is, from your point of view, that they are in England not USA.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:35 pm

Thanks Bill. They were my first thought, too, although I couldn't find their site. I'll see what comes in from
the US side.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:57 am

gjz30075 wrote:Does anyone have the name of a rebuilder that will fix the seat the bleeder seats against? I have one
rear that constantly weeps fluid from, I think the bleeder. I pulled the bleeder out and it was badly
grooved. I put in another good looking bleeder (no groove) but it still weeps. With the car sitting, and the caliper wiped dry, I'll see fluid around the area and a run down the casting after two days of sitting. I think the seat is deformed, but I'm just guessing, at this point. But hopefully a good rebuilder can determine this.


Hello Bill,

Contact Keith Averill, Averill Racing Stuff in Michigan. He performs complete refurbishment services for Girling calipers. I am sure he has done this kind of repair before. He is very highly regarded in the racing community. Usual disclaimers, other than a very satisfied customer. Keith also supplies some excellent brake pads for cars like ours.
http://racing-stuff.com/services.htm
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PostPost by: lotocone » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:57 pm

That's good to know about Averill because his shop is nearby. I had just assumed he worked on race cars only.
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PostPost by: weddingcarclive » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:15 pm

I would imagine Hemmings Motor News would have a listing for caliper repairers on your side of the ball
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:56 pm

lotocone wrote:That's good to know about Averill because his shop is nearby. I had just assumed he worked on race cars only.


Bob,
I think that's true, he only works on race cars. However, if you bring or send him a caliper, he can repair or refurbish for you. All it takes is a phone call.

Leaking bleeders are a common issue on race cars, because we bleed brakes frequently and sometimes some of us over tighten or strip threads in our haste to make a session.
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PostPost by: john1180 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:55 am

Check with famous frank, I'm sure he'll know of someone in your area.
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