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Re: [T3] Well, the good news is...

On 19 Oct 2004 at 21:54, Ben Doughney wrote:

> On 19 Oct 2004, at 2:44 AM, Jim Adney wrote:
> >> 2. The pins to hold in the pads do not have a spreader
> >> spring and have a cotter pin so they do not fall out.
> >
> > VERY ODD! I think the cotter pin may indicate that these are something
> > completely different. I have no idea what they are. Probably not even 
> > ATe of
> > any nationality, but they could be Girling, maybe. It would be 
> > interesting to
> > know what dia piston these had, but that would probably require taking 
> > them
> > apart to find out.
> They sound similar to the ones that were on the rear of the Ro80. I had 
> my brakes apart on the Ro80 lately and they were exactly the same as 
> Type 3 front brakes with the exception of those little stainless clips 
> to hold the pins in, made me wonder why VW didn't do it the same way, 
> they were ATe calipers as well.

914 ATe rears also used those little clips. I believe it was because those 
calipers included a parking brake mechanism. Do the Ro80 calipers include a 
parking brake mechanism?

How about the funny calipers on the OP's car; did they by any chance have a 
funny lever on the bottom that was unused? If so, this would be a parking brake 
lever, and it is a sign that this is most likely a rear caliper with an 
extremely small piston. 914 rear pistons are 33mm, I believe.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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