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Finally #943783
08/25/18 04:40 PM
08/25/18 04:40 PM
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Got around to the brakes on S-I-L's 2007 F150. Did the rear, new pads and rotors at the Redstone Arsenal shop. Sure is great working there. We did the job in a little over an hour, Very nice working on a lift with things at the proper height.

Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog] #945121
09/21/18 03:58 PM
09/21/18 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted By Able_Dog
Got around to the brakes on S-I-L's 2007 F150. Did the rear, new pads and rotors at the Redstone Arsenal shop. Sure is great working there. We did the job in a little over an hour, Very nice working on a lift with things at the proper height.


And finally, finally, we did the front Wednesday after he left work. Job went well without a hitch. We replaced rotors, pads and bearings, similar to that.

Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog] #945122
09/21/18 04:04 PM
09/21/18 04:04 PM
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The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
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The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By Able_Dog
Very nice working on a lift with things at the proper height.

THAT's for sure!

Glad all's done!

Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog] #945128
09/21/18 04:50 PM
09/21/18 04:50 PM
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Don't work on many new-er cars or trucks.
How did the job compare to older models?
From your link, don't look all that much different.

Curious...notnew...


Thanks to all US military veterans.
Re: Finally [Re: notnew2diy] #945161
09/21/18 11:46 PM
09/21/18 11:46 PM
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Before we did my daughter's car 2007 Merc and this truck I had only done one disc brake job about 20+ years ago so I can't answer your question.

I have done several with brake shoes and the discs are not only easier but far superior, design wise.

First disc brakes I ever say was on aircraft and I burned myself when I touched the disc of a plane that had just taxied in. It was very hot.

Made me (just now) look up when they appeared on cars and was REALLY surprised to find:

Quote:
The first caliper-type automobile disc brake was patented by Frederick William Lanchester in his Birmingham [England] factory in 1902 and used successfully on Lanchester cars.

Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog] #945170
09/22/18 11:43 AM
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For most GM made vehicles, 1969 - 1972, front disks became standard equipment. Done quite a few, to where I kept (still have) a piece of 1" black pipe, a bit short of 12" long, I used as a cheater on the allen wrench used to remove the calipers.
Yep...pipe has a customized bend in it.

Much easier than drum brakes...notnew...


Thanks to all US military veterans.
Re: Finally [Re: notnew2diy] #945931
10/09/18 08:30 PM
10/09/18 08:30 PM
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"Much easier than drum brakes...notnew..."

Yes, and far superior design.


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