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Front Calipers - 79 911SC Targa

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Good afternoon all

I'm undertaking a full resto of a barn find 79 911SC Targa (in storage since 1996)! Anyway I have stripped it down completely and I'm taking on one project a time. The first is the suspension and brakes. The front caliper pistons were seized so I took them to a specialist (I could get one out with compressed air however they couldnt even budge the other one)! So does anyone have front calipers they are looking to sell. I would likley take the back calipers if available.

Also, looking to replace the rotors. I have looked at Protex rotors but tehy seem a bit pricey so if anyone has another suggestion please let me know. Thanks in advance. 

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16 minutes ago, Deesta said:

Good afternoon all

I'm undertaking a full resto of a barn find 79 911SC Targa (in storage since 1996)! Anyway I have stripped it down completely and I'm taking on one project a time. The first is the suspension and brakes. The front caliper pistons were seized so I took them to a specialist (I could get one out with compressed air however they couldnt even budge the other one)! So does anyone have front calipers they are looking to sell. I would likley take the back calipers if available. Thanks in advance. 

Hi,

I think I have a pair, but I don't remember if they are fronts or rears..

I'll check over the weekend and let you know.

Terry

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1 minute ago, tk111 said:

Hi,

I think I have a pair, but I don't remember if they are fronts or rears..

I'll check over the weekend and let you know.

Terry

Thanks Terry. I am most likely looking to replace front and backs so either would be good. Much appreciated. 

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How did the "specialists" try to remove the pistons?  Don't use air - even the worst will budge if you use hydraulics.  Grab a cheap Chinese grease gun, remove a bleed nipple and the thread on the grease gun nozzle will thread into the caliper.  Plug all other ports with a metric bolt (6mm from memory) and keep pumping grease into the caliper until the piston pops.  It won't fly out at a million miles an hour this way either.  Obviously you'll need to clean all the grease out using thinners and brake cleaner before reassembly.

 

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Thanks Fishcop. I will try on the other caliper. I think I might have wrecked the other one trying to remove the piston with some primitive and ineffective methods!!

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6 minutes ago, Peter M said:

Deesta,

I was going to suggest a new set of ATE's might be the go but I just checked the price. 

Yeah, nah!

Significantly more expensive than 3.2 calipers for some  unknowable reason.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/Porsche-parts/911/Brake/?year=1979&m=58&e=15&t=6&b=9&d=&v=10

 

 

Carry on.

 

Yep been down that path. They are not cheap. 

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