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    Default 505 GTi Caliper Kit question

    Hi all.

    So apparently you cant buy new 505 caliper refurb kits from anywhere anymore.

    Ive also heard that holden VN brakes bolt straight on....does that mean I could potentially buy a caliper kit for a holden that would work? front and rear?

    Rear brake cylinders have seized...front arent so bad, but would like them to work nicely.

    Option 2 was to take it to a brake mechanic and let them do their dodgey over priced work on them.

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    505 nuts please share your ideas and expertise.

    86' GTi it is.

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    A fair bit of work to get the holden calipers to fit, I had to have caliper mounts fabricated.
    Caliper kits hard to get for ATE calipers, don't know about Bendix but they seem to have deleted everything else, clutch cylinder kits, rear compensators etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug-life View Post
    Hi all.

    So apparently you cant buy new 505 caliper refurb kits from anywhere anymore.

    Ive also heard that holden VN brakes bolt straight on....does that mean I could potentially buy a caliper kit for a holden that would work? front and rear?

    Rear brake cylinders have seized...front arent so bad, but would like them to work nicely.

    Option 2 was to take it to a brake mechanic and let them do their dodgey over priced work on them.

    505 nuts please share your ideas and expertise.

    86' GTi it is.

    Regards
    Julian

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    Yeah spoke to Rob at EAI and they dont have a supplier for practically any 505 part. Pretty disappointing really.

    So dont bother with holden brakes, front or rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug-life View Post
    Yeah spoke to Rob at EAI and they dont have a supplier for practically any 505 part. Pretty disappointing really.

    So dont bother with holden brakes, front or rear?
    Have a talk to Superstop Brakes in Mont Albert, that's where I found my ATE caliper kits, had to come from interstate.
    Volvo calipers would be easier than Holden, they will fit the 604 ventilated rotors don't know about solid rotors.
    Rears are only Peugeot, people used to use these on rally cars such as Escorts to get a mechanical handbrake.
    I can supply rear calipers in working condition probably all you need really.
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    try lewin from peugeot spares, 07 3353 4448, i would be very very surprised if he didnt have ATE caliper kits

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    I think GTI has Bendix kits.
    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    try lewin from peugeot spares, 07 3353 4448, i would be very very surprised if he didnt have ATE caliper kits

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    My '88 505 GTi has Bendix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chisholm View Post
    My '88 505 GTi has Bendix.
    Snap.

    All the bits are available from a selection of different kits.
    Talk to a company like Beaurepairs where there is a brake specilist in house who can source all the bits by size. Do a mix n match and fit all the bits. The only thing made of unobtainium is the hand brake adjuster.
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    mmm....its come to that has it.

    Good find though. Thanks!

    I sourced some working rear brakes off graham, so that should do for the mean time...

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    Very disappointing that EAI are not getting more 505 parts. Why can't they just import a few from Argentina ? There are a few 505s still around....

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    The 505 made here (Argentina) used the old live axle and drum brakes platform, such as old 504 and 404. Only the SRi (the closer possible to the original GTi) from 92 to 95 had the semi-trailing arms rear axle, with rear discs. Impossible to get any calipers, only brake pads and discs.

    What we do (not yet in mine, but I've done it in some friends car) is adapt 206 rear calipers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Molerpa View Post
    What we do (not yet in mine, but I've done it in some friends car) is adapt 206 rear calipers.
    Are you able to get some pictures of the conversion?? as i am looking to upgrade/change.

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    Default Caliper Kits, et al

    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    Very disappointing that EAI are not getting more 505 parts. Why can't they just import a few from Argentina ? There are a few 505s still around....

    This bloke is good, converses in English and can supply the caliper kits -

    http://stores.ebay.fr/TealMaxLion?_trksid=p4340.l2563


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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    This bloke is good, converses in English and can supply the caliper kits -

    http://stores.ebay.fr/TealMaxLion?_trksid=p4340.l2563


    cheers

    con...
    i have purchased items from this vendor, found him to be honest and very responsive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike L View Post
    Are you able to get some pictures of the conversion?? as i am looking to upgrade/change.

    Michael



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    hola yo ya realice el mismo cambio posteo fotos. saludos













    EDIT: Unidos los dos posts. En caso de doble post se puede copiar el texto del 2do post, y editar y pegarlo al final del 1ero.

    Eso si tuve que rebajar uno o dos mm el diámetro del disco si no topa en la mordaza del mismo y realizar pasadores nuevos con vástago cromado con orificios concéntricos, además un pequeño rebaje en la bandeja para que cupiera bien. adjunto un vídeo favor no prestar atención al audio jajaja.

    http://youtu.be/1QUNDB4FT0M


    aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrr perdon por el doble post me equivoque sorryyyyyy favor no se enojen. no lo pude borrar para juntarlo con el anterior
    the disc has to be machined to decrease 2mm the diameter (otherwise there is interference with the caliper)
    the bolts has to be done with a sligh de-centered, and the shield modified a little.

    The pics and video are of a friend from Chile, who did the explained by me.

    Regards.


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