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studecruiser
05-15-2007, 12:05 PM
I will be changing the front disks pads soon and the manual says to use a "Piston brake return lever tool". I understand it's use and purpose but is this tool still available and if not what can be used in its place. As always, thanks in advance.

JDP
05-15-2007, 12:37 PM
You don't need it. I'd guess It's just a tool to push the pistons it, and a screwdriver works fine.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

showbizkid
05-15-2007, 01:20 PM
To build on what JDP says, I have an old screwdriver dipped in Plasti-Kote that I use for this purpose.


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studecruiser
05-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Excellent idea!

Lincoln77
05-15-2007, 01:42 PM
I'm not sure how the Studebaker disc brakes are but on my other vehicles I use a large "C" clamp, with the claiper still attatched, to compress the piston. I have found that in using a screwdriver or small pry bar one is taking a chance of chipping the piston or gouging the disc. They still sell a piston compresser

1963 Cruiser, 1962 Lark, 1952 Champion. Based in Oregon.
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JDP
05-15-2007, 02:07 PM
"To build on what JDP says, I have an old screwdriver dipped in Plasti-Kote that I use for this purpose."


That's way too elegant a solution.
:)

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander