[T3] Brake Calipers

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Tue May 12 17:34:14 PDT 2015

New T3 calipers are unavailable, you got T1's supplied and they are smaller.
You need to rebuild the originals or send them to Jim to have them done, or
buy a set of rebuilts he has, not recommended to use the smaller T1


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-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of J. Jonik
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:31 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] Brake Calipers

To save time and so I don't miss deadline for state inspection, I got two
new brake calipers from a place recommended by a VW mechanic in the next
Slight problem, the holes for the mounting bolts are too small for the
bolts. Apparently, I forgot to mention that my axle beam is a '73, though
the car's a '71.  Who knew there'd be a difference?So, if the holes line up
with the thread holes in the axle assembly, could those caliper holes simply
be drilled out wider to accommodate the bolts?
Then...before I make the calipers un-returnable, are there any other
surprise differences?  
Only difference I spot is that the two pins that hold in the pads are a
different design.
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