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Springs and levers for Caddy calipers -- part # inside

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    For those buying Caddies off the shelves, the missing hardware can be had as follows:

    You'll need return springs for the parking brakes. Dorman #071-005 is a very close match to the original.

    http://www.dormanproducts.com/cgi-bin/vm91corp30r/item-dtl.w?sid=0x01373a1d&item=071-005&icrid=&clt=hwrap1&vsrch_str=071-005&vsrch_brand=ALL&vsrch_cat=ALL&st_amount=&end_amount=&start=&vfrom=&prev=&vnext=&category_list=:0

    Dorman is also Motormite, the "Help!" people ... my local quality parts house carries their stuff, or can be had from your local NAPA:

    http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPages/NOLMaster.aspx?PageId=470&LineCode=BK&PartNumber=6151100&Description=Clutch+Return+Spring+-+General+Purpose

    Here's a pic:

    http://www.slosh.com/dremu/caddy-calipers-installed-1.JPG

    showing where to bend the long end.

    You'll also need a lever, which can be made via any one of a number of methods, however as the picture shows, I used 14mm wrenches, which conveniently have the correct hex end on them already. They are, however, a bitch to drill (fricken hardened tool steel, grrr :mad: ) Even with my drill press I nuked a coupla bits doing them.

    You could cut your own from flat stock if you can make a nice 14mm hex hole with a file. I am not that patient :doah:

    The bracket to hold the parking brake cable is left as an exercise to the reader, as it depends on your cable ends. In the end I welded a tab on and folded it over:

    http://www.slosh.com/dremu/caddy-calipers-installed-4.JPG

    laid the cable in and then shut it ... IIRC, the vise-grips didn't do it, so a mini-sledge was involved :rolleyes:

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  2. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Or you could just buy them from TSM, which I did, and everything goes on sweet in minutes.............:D
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Oh yeah, like your working parking brake :rolleyes: :whistle:

    I'm providing a budget alternative for those not able/willing to throw money at the problem :deal: :D

    JMS is right, though... it's about a balance between bought and built. Some of us tend more towards the building, either 'cuz we're poor, or cheap, or just like building stuff. (Me, I'm all three :haha: )

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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    The brake works great, it is the four mile long cable that is causing the problem. Sometimes time is money though. For me, I can go work a little extra, and pay for something rather than spend long hours fabbing something up. For someone who doesn't have that option, fabbing your own is a good alternative.
     

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