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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Couple of ?s on El Dorado calipers

Looking for any links on rebuilding 76-78 ElDo calipers.

Would like specific info on how the parking brake portion needs to be set up in a rebuild.

Also have heard that these calipers need higher residual pressure (10-12psi), like a drum brake, to keep the pads set. Anyone heard of this?

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I have been curious about these calipers for some time so I did some research. Here is what the little I found.

Link to install instructions. Caddy caliper rear installation notes for 87-93 Mustangs Has an exploded picture and some warnings at the bottom of the page.

Link to a short discussion on difference by year on http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/archi.../t-139231.html

This is all the relevant information I could find in about 2 hours of searching. Clearly there is a shortage of information about these. I wish I could find more. It would be neat if you could posts some pictures showing how the parking brake works, and a writeup. As there does not seem to be one online anywhere.

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Thanks for the links, any info helps.
Like you said there doesn't seem to be that much info on them.

It will be a while before I get mine set up, but I wanted to start preparing early.

I'm using Lincoln E-brake calipers now on 6 lug rotors and they have worked well. If I could find a 1" thick 8 lug rotor that would work on a D60 I could continue to use them, but I don't think there is such a rotor.


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