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Looks like my front passenger caliper is leaking fluid and car pulls to the left when breaking. Is a rebuild in order or would I be best served by just replacing the caliper? And are these interchangeable with 1800 calipers?
 

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I have some take off calipers if you are needing some, and they were in good working order when taken off, so just let me know if that would help. I dont need anything for them, because I have starting to build up alot of spares parts that I am not going to have any use for, and there doesnt appear to be any market for them. All I would need is shipping cost, and they are yours.
 

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The cost of a professionally rebuilt caliper, with your old one as a trade-in, isn't much more than the cost of a rebuild kit and new pistons. I'd just replace it. They are the same, year for year, as 1800 calipers.
 

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Thanks, Guys....I'll PM you, Robert.
 

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Yeah, just watch the year cutoffs as dual circuit calipers have a different bolt pattern and obviously need extra lines plumbed. Also if you have the budget I highly recommend changing calipers in pairs, to avoid imbalances, if you weren't planning that already.
 

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Looks like my front passenger caliper is leaking fluid and car pulls to the left when breaking. Is a rebuild in order or would I be best served by just replacing the caliper? And are these interchangeable with 1800 calipers?
Your '63 122S has single-circuit brakes. This means EVERYTHING must be in working order otherwise safety is compromised.

My take would be to source two rebuilt calipers specifically for your car and from a reputable vendor.

George Dill
 

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Robert...can you check your mail regarding the brakes?

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Robert...can you check your mail regarding the brakes?

Thanks.
John.. I sure will.. I am sorry, but I have been out of the shop for a bit.. I will get back there and dig them out, along with double check the condition of them for storing, but they should be more than fine.becaue I drove the car not too long ago. I have your address in my PM, so I will let you know the shipping cost after I get them out to you, but the calipers will be no charge as discussed.
 

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Thanks, Rob..know you are a busy man and hate to bug you, especially since you are offering these for only shipping costs. Again, I greatly appreciate it.
 

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John, if you want to make sure these are what you are looking for, I will get them boxed up for you.. These came off my personal car, so I know they were in great working order.. Tell you what, the Postal Service is really going to lose on the If it fits, it ships pricing.. LOL

 

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Dumb ? Are the singel circuit calipers the same on a 122 as the front calipers on say a 69 Alfa Romeo Spider? Because International Auto Parts has those rebuilt for 95 bucks.
I have a 69 Alfa Spider but it's in storage about ten miles from home and a pain to get to under the boxes that hold the 64 MG Midget.
 

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John, if you want to make sure these are what you are looking for, I will get them boxed up for you.. These came off my personal car, so I know they were in great working order.. Tell you what, the Postal Service is really going to lose on the If it fits, it ships pricing.. LOL

Those are the ones. Thanks again. my # is in the PM, so please call for CC info on shipping cost.

BTW, how far are you off of I-40/ Muskogee turnpike? Usually fly into Tulsa 1/2x per year and make the drive to Ft. Smith...perhaps a detour is in order.
 

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John we should take a trip down together. ROAD TRIP!!!!! Of course it would have to include a stop in Vegas. :)
 

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John we should take a trip down together. ROAD TRIP!!!!! Of course it would have to include a stop in Vegas. :)
Ha Ha.. No worries Darreld, we have a few Casino's around us.. I think Winstar Casino is the 2nd or 3rd largest casino in the world, and it is 30 minutes away, so you can kill two birds with one stone.. They also have a really cool car show there every year, and they give away prizes like complete engines, and even a Custom Built car only the registered car show entrants can win, so the odds are great..
 

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I am a good couple of hours south on I75 toward the Southern border, but if you are ever this way, do stop on by.
Wish I would have remembered that you were in OK a couple of months ago, as I had my sister pick me up in Dallas and then drove to Ft Smith via 75/69 (Durant, Atoka, etc)...Actually stopped by that classic car shop in Sherman? Texas (forget the name) that was on 'Wheeler Dealers'...nice selection of American Muscle, but really liked the BMW 2002 roundie he had...oh well..next time, or road trip with Darreld!!
 

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Received...Thanks!

One issue.... while my brake system is not dual circuit, my calipers are a different style than the ones rec'd: my calipers have an external line that connects the two pistons, while the red calipers appear to have internal passages. Also, the input for the brake line is top/bottom reversed. My existing brake lines looped around and connected to the bottom of the caliper. Since I was in a bind, I had to make things work so I had to use the 'new' driver side caliper as a replacement for my passenger side caliper...simply flipped it upside down to make the connection to the brake line, bled it while off the rotor so that bleed valve would be oriented topside, and then attached to rotor.

A couple of questions:
Why the difference in design? Is one better that the other?
I know my rigged set-up is not ideal...should I get shorter hard lines so that I can place the calipers in their designated driver/passenger orientaion or simply source a rebuilt caliper for the passenger side with the external hardline piston linkage?



http://classicvolvoparts.com/popup_image.php/pID/932
http://classicvolvoparts.com/popup_image.php/pID/312776
 

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Received...Thanks!

One issue.... while my brake system is not dual circuit, my calipers are a different style than the ones rec'd: my calipers have an external line that connects the two pistons, while the red calipers appear to have internal passages. Also, the input for the brake line is top/bottom reversed. My existing brake lines looped around and connected to the bottom of the caliper. Since I was in a bind, I had to make things work so I had to use the 'new' driver side caliper as a replacement for my passenger side caliper...simply flipped it upside down to make the connection to the brake line, bled it while off the rotor so that bleed valve would be oriented topside, and then attached to rotor.

A couple of questions:
Why the difference in design? Is one better that the other?
I know my rigged set-up is not ideal...should I get shorter hard lines so that I can place the calipers in their designated driver/passenger orientaion or simply source a rebuilt caliper for the passenger side with the external hardline piston linkage?



http://classicvolvoparts.com/popup_image.php/pID/932
http://classicvolvoparts.com/popup_image.php/pID/312776
Your '63 122S has single-circuit brakes. This means EVERYTHING must be in working order otherwise safety is compromised.

My take would be to source two rebuilt calipers specifically for your car and from a reputable vendor.

George Dill
George Dill
 
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