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Old 06-02-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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I'm seriously considering replacing the calipers on my 71 142s because they're a little crispy.

Are 77 and down 240 calipers the same? There's a far better selection on Rock Auto for a 240 than a 140.

I have Girling calipers all around if that makes a difference in interchangeability.
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Are 77 and down 240 calipers the same? There's a far better selection on Rock Auto for a 240 than a 140.
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Is there a place to look that is relatively affordable besides VP and Skandix?
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Give Eric & Ian a shout at Hi Performance in Torrence, CA.
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A good, (use to be) relatively cheap upgrade was to use the 164E rotors (vented) and calipers.
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A good, (use to be) relatively cheap upgrade was to use the 164E rotors (vented) and calipers.
Until you go looking for brake pads.
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Pads are only $25 from VP and I have a surplus of them also.

I happen to have a pair of 164E hubs and rebuilt calipers if someone wants to do the conversion. The parts are actually shown in the 140 parts catalog as standard equipment for South African market cars.
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Until you go looking for brake pads.
Just have to search for a minute or so... There are also vendors on TB that have them.
https://www.topbrakes.com/c/car-items/21723
https://www.topbrakes.com/c/car-items/21727
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Just have to search for a minute or so... There are also vendors on TB that have them.
https://www.topbrakes.com/c/car-items/21723
https://www.topbrakes.com/c/car-items/21727


I think the OP is looking for ways to spend less money not more.
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Pads are only $25 from VP and I have a surplus of them also.

I happen to have a pair of 164E hubs and rebuilt calipers if someone wants to do the conversion. The parts are actually shown in the 140 parts catalog as standard equipment for South African market cars.
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I think the OP is looking for ways to spend less money not more.
A racer who also was an Alfa and Lotus dealer taught me this: Never save money on brakes or steering. If you car doesn't go, you won't crash. If your car can't turn or stop, you will crash.
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Spoke to Eric for a little bit on the phone today about brake options. As I learned today, I will have to replace the front calipers as four of the six bleeders broke.

I'm ebbing on the side of stock-ish for now as I have no plans of taking this car on a track anytime soon. The rear calipers seem good and the bleeders were replaced by me, so I'll keep them for a bit. HiPerf will supply me with rebuilt front calipers and Volvo pads, tentatively.

John, I'm not cutting corners. Brakes are pretty much the only thing I am extremely anal about on a car besides brake lights. I was just struggling to swallow the $150 price tag for a caliper from VP when my 740 had $40 a side calipers on it.
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Yeah but that was a 740 and this is a car worth owning. I finally just ate it and bought all new calipers and my car has never stopped so well.
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I have 122 front calipers on my PV and was not very happy when I had to replace them a few years ago. Hard to find, and pricey.
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