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    I need a caliper overhaul kit for the fronts. Ken is out of stock, who else carries them?

    All the best

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    Ebay mate......there are heaps of em there and will take 10 days to arrive.
    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    Hi All

    I need a caliper overhaul kit for the fronts. Ken is out of stock, who else carries them?

    All the best

    P
    He's right. And if you aren't finding them easily, go to www.ebay.fr

    Then you can get them from French suppliers such as Mecaparts, Neoretro, Web Pieces Retro, Melun Retro Passion, all online.

    If you are coming down to Perth, I'm bound to have something in my workshop that you could have and replace later.

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    The last few kits or seals I've needed I've got off ebay from the USA - Jacques rear engined renault. He has a website too I think.

    No one has had them locally whenever I've looked in the last 2 yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    The last few kits or seals I've needed I've got off ebay from the USA - Jacques rear engined renault. He has a website too I think.

    No one has had them locally whenever I've looked in the last 2 yrs.
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    Forgot Jacques. He's good.

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    I took a dust boot and seal to my local better brakes man left them with him for about a week and he matched them up from something else.easy.

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    Thank you all for your info.

    Peter, rather than putting another bloke thru the same ringer is it possible to find out part numbers for the bits you got?

    I do prefer the kits tho, as they have the copper washers for the self adjuster and nice new anti rattle rubbers and the split pins.

    Sent an email off to Jacques and will take you up on your offer JW if I need the kits before they arrive.

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    Sorry can't give you part numbers as they came in a plain plastic bag,
    Cheers Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J Kent View Post
    Sorry can't give you part numbers as they came in a plain plastic bag,
    Cheers Peter.

    These are some I bought on ebay.....these might be Renault part numbers, not sure.
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    Hi Peter

    If you look closely at the rubber seals you may find parts numbers on them
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    59 floride,
    Without consulting the parts book, they don't look like Renault part numbers.
    Going out today, so can't look now, but if no one else has by later this afternoon I will check the numbers in the books I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    Thank you all for your info.

    Peter, rather than putting another bloke thru the same ringer is it possible to find out part numbers for the bits you got?

    I do prefer the kits tho, as they have the copper washers for the self adjuster and nice new anti rattle rubbers and the split pins.

    Sent an email off to Jacques and will take you up on your offer JW if I need the kits before they arrive.

    All the best

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    There are "kits" and "kits" mind you. What's around varies greatly, but the "original" ones are perfect. I tend to reuse copper washers until they leak - even then I guess reheating and cooling slowly would re-anneal them. You certainly can get a few uses out of a washer.

    Do you use silicone fluid?

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    Yes I agree and yes I will reuse copper washers if I have to but the full kits are my preferred option.

    You might like this: I just ordered 4 sets from Jacques in the US. I had a long chat with him and he sounds like a top guy. He told me a little trivia...

    A while back Jacques got a call from a chap in NASA who was restoring a lunar rover, the fully functioning one that they didnít leave on the moon. The chap was after the same kit I was. It turned out that the R8/10 calipers were preferred because of their lightness and possibly because they didnít need power assistance. The steering rack was used as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post

    JW

    Yes I agree and yes I will reuse copper washers if I have to but the full kits are my preferred option.

    You might like this: I just ordered 4 sets from Jacques in the US. I had a long chat with him and he sounds like a top guy. He told me a little trivia...

    A while back Jacques got a call from a chap in NASA who was restoring a lunar rover, the fully functioning one that they didnít leave on the moon. The chap was after the same kit I was. It turned out that the R8/10 calipers were preferred because of their lightness and possibly because they didnít need power assistance. The steering rack was used as well.

    All the best


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    Thanks Peter for the information. That's wonderful at several levels. I was concerned that a couple of people had not had replies from Jacques, but obvously he's OK. I'm overdue with an article for those guys.

    The lunar link is "trivia" but far from trivial! Do we also have a set of R8 callipers on the moon?

    NASA was amazing at its peak in its diversity of seeking components it seems - the Omega chronograph watches that they used were selected after some pretty drastic testing programs, and Omega was the last to know as they just bought the watches from a local shop.
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    And last night on Top Gear they feature a segment on the 25th aniversary of the most expensive car ever made: the Luna Rover.

    I looked hard but be buggered if I could make out whether it was they used the early or late model calipers.

    Fancy that, the humble R10 caliper on what was the most expensive car in history! Don't it make you feel proud...

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    email NASA and ask them where they got their caliper kits from.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    And last night on Top Gear they feature a segment on the 25th aniversary of the most expensive car ever made: the Luna Rover.

    I looked hard but be buggered if I could make out whether it was they used the early or late model calipers.

    Fancy that, the humble R10 caliper on what was the most expensive car in history! Don't it make you feel proud...
    I was "over the moon" about it. Sorry......

    Naturally, I'd consider them R8 callipers!

    Amazing. I'll drive my non-Renault friends insane with this one.
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