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    Does anyone know what the rear discs on an Alpine GTA turbo are off?

    There either R25 fronts or Fuego fronts.

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    It may be best to check with Colin as to what the car has. Depending on the number and date of the car, and any upgrades, there could be three variations:

    259 x 20 - part number 7700 715 081

    259 x 22 - part number 6001 009 022 (to 1988 model year)

    259 x 22 - part number 6001 022 468 (from 1989 model year)

    300 x 24 - part number 6001 023 295
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    It may be best to check with Colin as to what the car has. Depending on the number and date of the car, and any upgrades, there could be three variations:

    259 x 20 - part number 7700 715 081

    259 x 22 - part number 6001 009 022 (to 1988 model year)

    259 x 22 - part number 6001 022 468 (from 1989 model year)

    300 x 24 - part number 6001 023 295
    Yes I have Simon. He thinks there R25 but not sure. Steve K is sure they are so I'll go with that.
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    Hi David

    You need to get yourself on the Alpine E-mail list, this is your best place for any Alpine questions.

    Drop me a PM and i will give you the email address of the guy that now runs the Alpine Email list.
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    The R25 fronts work fine on the rear of my update GTA Turbo (late '88) with the small screw type fuel filler cap and twin fuel pressure regulators. Alpine did upgrade to the 22mm thick discs, (they might be a bit thin on the ground) but most I know use the 20mm R25 fronts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    The R25 fronts work fine on the rear of my update GTA Turbo (late '88) with the small screw type fuel filler cap and twin fuel pressure regulators. Alpine did upgrade to the 22mm thick discs, (they might be a bit thin on the ground) but most I know use the 20mm R25 fronts.
    Thanks Alan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    Hi David

    You need to get yourself on the Alpine E-mail list, this is your best place for any Alpine questions.

    Drop me a PM and i will give you the email address of the guy that now runs the Alpine Email list.
    Thanks Col I didn't know there was such a thing. Sending PM now.
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    OMG this Alpine is one step forward and two (maybe 3) steps backward.

    The discs should be here today so that's a step forward. The calipers are about 10 steps backwards. One has a broken bleed screw. It was seized and wouldn't budge and eventually sheared off level with the caliper. Now what.

    Talking to people in the trade there's a place here in Melbourne who do this kind of thing, there owned by company that own Bursons and ABS brakes and do all there machining work so that's good enough for me.

    2 weeks later they come back (yesterday) tried but failed. Now, I'm no engineer but I would have thought you'd start with a small bit and slowly drill it out using a larger bit each time until it was done and retap the thread. No wrong.

    These cowboys have gone it with what could have been a half inch bit (Slight exaggeration) and butchered the whole lot and send it back with a note saying it can't be done. They've drilled into the casing so much there is now not enough material around it to hold a new bleed screw.

    So there we have it. 2 weeks later and one screwed caliper. Now I need a right rear caliper for an Alpine GTA. Same as R25V6, neither of which are thick on the ground out here.

    So I contact my mates in the UK, just so happens there scrapping a 25 V6 now, so they grabbed it and cleaned it up and even put a kit through it for me and it's being posted today. Should have done that 2 weeks ago.

    Finally I think I'm going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    OMG this Alpine is one step forward and two (maybe 3) steps backward.

    The discs should be here today so that's a step forward. The calipers are about 10 steps backwards. One has a broken bleed screw. It was seized and wouldn't budge and eventually sheared off level with the caliper. Now what.

    Talking to people in the trade there's a place here in Melbourne who do this kind of thing, there owned by company that own Bursons and ABS brakes and do all there machining work so that's good enough for me.

    2 weeks later they come back (yesterday) tried but failed. Now, I'm no engineer but I would have thought you'd start with a small bit and slowly drill it out using a larger bit each time until it was done and retap the thread. No wrong.

    These cowboys have gone it with what could have been a half inch bit (Slight exaggeration) and butchered the whole lot and send it back with a note saying it can't be done. They've drilled into the casing so much there is now not enough material around it to hold a new bleed screw.

    So there we have it. 2 weeks later and one screwed caliper. Now I need a right rear caliper for an Alpine GTA. Same as R25V6, neither of which are thick on the ground out here.

    So I contact my mates in the UK, just so happens there scrapping a 25 V6 now, so they grabbed it and cleaned it up and even put a kit through it for me and it's being posted today. Should have done that 2 weeks ago.

    Finally I think I'm going forward.
    Wheels & tits David
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    Wheels & tits David
    Yep, that's why there's only wheels in my life. (except daughters. She will always cost me money)
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    I sheared off a bleed nipple. The guys here at Geelong Brake and Clutch drilled it out and threaded in a new nipple housing. Surprised they don't have that technology in the big smoke. Check sites like TRW and brakeparts.co.uk for parts, they'll tell you all the cars a part was used on

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    My dad used to say x is an unknown quantity and a spert is a drip under pressure ,,i have taken things to experts in the past and got them back ruined or botched ,would have been better off finding the time to do it myself ,pugs. But then again you cant compromise with brake ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21571 View Post
    I sheared off a bleed nipple. The guys here at Geelong Brake and Clutch drilled it out and threaded in a new nipple housing. Surprised they don't have that technology in the big smoke. Check sites like TRW and brakeparts.co.uk for parts, they'll tell you all the cars a part was used on

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    Exactly. I wouldn't have thought it hard and this company had all the credentials but none of the skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugwash View Post
    My dad used to say x is an unknown quantity and a spert is a drip under pressure ,,i have taken things to experts in the past and got them back ruined or botched ,would have been better off finding the time to do it myself ,pugs. But then again you cant compromise with brake ,
    Yes I know and I can just hear my dad and my brother saying the same thing.
    I just wanted them done once done right so I'll go to the professionals (notice I'm not using the word expert).
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    I had a lot of similar issues with my GTA when I was recommissioning it. The list of repairs required will grow I can assure you, but it will be worth it when finished.
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