[ROVERNET - UK] Brake parts for Ali...

Ali Al-Abbasi alialabbasi at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 8 06:13:49 BST 2006

Hey Aidrian

The guy who was supposed to rebuild my calipers separated them (he has a
habit of using brute force) Hence I need new calipers. If I can send them of
to get rebuilt, I would be happy but I'm concerned he may break the master
if I give it to him.

All the best

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton" <smokeandsteam at san.rr.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:01 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Brake parts for Ali...


What's the problem?

Calipers and cylinders can be sleeved if the bores are corroded and then
rebuilt as normal. which process is usually cheaper and faster than finding
replacements and then having them rebuilt - they also have the advantage
that the sleeves are commonly stainless or bronze which won’t corrode around
the piston seals. (This is the usual reason lightly used cars get caliper
leaks - you get a little bit of corrosion forming in the bore around the
piston seal and the seal in turn picks up tiny loose particles of rust which
score the bore; the best cure is prevention - drive your car every few

The front calipers are pretty resistant to all but the worst abuse - unless
you've separated the halves you can usually rescue apparent scrap units.
Strip, shot blast add sleeves and rebuild as usual and they'll be better
than new.

Now as to the master cylinder it looks as if one for a later series 1 E-type
will work if yours is beyond hope - there's lot of trade support for these.
I do have some spare master cylinder castings (no internal workings) if you
want to try and rebuild one.


-----Original Message-----

Does anyone have a spare front brake caliper and Master cylinder for a Rover
P6 3500S?

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