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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 06:03 PM
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Rear disk brake conversion – caliper question

I am converting my Scout Dana 44 rear axle to disk brakes. I am using the GM metric style calipers (no parking brake) from a 1985 Monte Carlo. I read that the caliper should be mounted so that the bleeder screw is sticking straight up. But this would place the caliper way down in the 8 o’clock position.

Interestingly most of the kits I have seen (Warn and TSM)locate the caliper up around the 10 o’clock position. While the bleeder screw at this position is still relatively close to the top, it definitely is not pointing straight up.

I would like to know where I should mount these calipers to provide maximum ground clearance and yet still be able to properly bleed them.

By the way, I am fairly certain I have the correct calipers – at least they bolt up fine to the GM metric brackets I bought and look the same as the photos I found on various web conversion write ups.

Has anyone here done this conversion and if so at what position did you locate the calipers and are you having any trouble bleeding them? Thanks for any info. - Tim
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Re: Rear disk brake conversion – caliper question

The bleeders do not have to be straight up as long as they are above the connection for the brake hose. You also might be able to swap the calipers to get them at better locations.

When I did the conversion on my Chevy I mounted the caliper to the rear of the axle. Similar to the front.
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