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O-ring sealed pistons and orig calipers

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red74

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Does anyone know if those new o-ring sealed pistons will drop into my original calipers?
 

vigman

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Buy NEW calipers

Unless you have sleeved ones.

Mike
 

ChuckG

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I put the O ring pistons in the SS sleeved calipers on my 69. I would assume that if your caliper bores are good...not pitted or scored, that they should fit in the standard non sleeved caliper bores too. I assume you're doing this to alleviate "air pumping" back into the system, and not to stop leakage. Hope this helps. Chuck
 
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red74

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Thanks vigman, ChuckG for the info.

I am doing this for the cavitation/air pumping reason but also for the reliability standpoint (leaking/longevity). I'm unsure of the condition of the bores.

I've seen an o-ring conversion kit on Ecklers site (PART# 37543) but I have not seen it in their catalog that I just got. Has anyone seen this conversion? Does it includes a SS sleeve or is there a sleeve available for this purpose?

I'm building this car as a fun driver, non racer, non show car and not an original museum piece. The brakes are for my peace of mind.
 
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red74
You might want to consider rebuilt calipers from Vette Brakes. O-ring pistons on stainless sleeves will run you just just under a $100 a caliper, and they have a warrenty.
 

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