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studecruiser
05-20-2007, 10:18 AM
While replacing the pads and having the rotors turned I discovered that one of the caliper pistons is damaged. The slotted pin on the end of one of the pistons is crushed (mushroomed over) and I will not be able to get the new pad on. Looks like is ocurred when the pads were last replaced. I have looked at the vendor sites but have not found a replacement piston. Anyone have any ideas?

Dick Steinkamp
05-20-2007, 10:26 AM
Most Stude vendors carry the caliper/piston assemble (each car would take 4 of these). About $90. PN 1558182

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studecruiser
05-20-2007, 10:48 AM
Thanks, found it. Just one more quick quistion. Is there a difference between the two blocks that make up the caliper or are they the same, just reversed?

Dick Steinkamp
05-20-2007, 10:56 AM
All 4 calipers are the same.

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studecruiser
05-20-2007, 11:11 AM
I love this forum!!!!

JDP
05-20-2007, 11:22 AM
I can send you a good used piston for $20 to your door.

JDP/Maryland


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63 Daytona convert
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62 Lark 2 door
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Roscomacaw
05-20-2007, 01:44 PM
Can send you a good used one for $4.65 to your door.[}:)]:D

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
05-20-2007, 03:16 PM
Yeah boy! I got stung on an ebay sale I made the week before the postage went up. My own fault, but.... Between underGUESStimating the weight of a piece all boxed up and ready to go PLUS not factoring in the postage increase by the time I'd get it on it's way - I was $2.55 IN THE HOLE when it left my hands at the post office:(!
My faith in humanity was restored tho when the buyer made up the difference - a difference of TWENTY BUCKS!:D

And studecruiser, I wasn't joking. I have some pistons lying about here. For postage you can try your luck with one - or two.[^]

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Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Guido
05-20-2007, 06:24 PM
Bob,

You have probably heard my story about selling a Drott 4 in 1 bucket for a front end loader on e-bay. The guy sent $1400 to me for the item and to cover shipping, it ended up weighing 1000 pounds more than I thought and shipping alone was more than the sale price. :(

Gary

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Roscomacaw
05-20-2007, 07:37 PM
Yeah, I remember:( I've shot myself in the foot with shipping before, but this was the first time the shipping exceeded the total invoice I'd sent the guy!

I sold something awhile back - a couple pieces of moulding it was. Got stung on that one to the tune of about 30 bucks because of it's odd shape and consequent oversize measurement by USPS rules. I sent them to the buyer (someone you'd know - but doesn't attend this forum as far as I know)and asked for help with the extra postage. I'da been happy if he'd split the difference with me. Not a dime tho, did he offer up.:(
I'll remember that next time he bids on something of mine.[}:)]

Speaking of such things, I just sold a drivers door window regulator. It was in FINE working order and had no visible wear whatsoever. Ran up and down as smooth as silk. Buyer informed me he was sending it back for a refund. Reason? - "not worth it" - "it" being the $19 bucks and change he'd won it for. Now - where ya gonna find a great-working regulator for a drivers door for less than 20 bucks??? Then he wanted me to pay the return postage as well! Right!:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

sbca96
05-20-2007, 07:38 PM
Did you try using a small screwdriver and prying the pin back out to
the correct height? Then use a thicker one to keep under the pin and
tap it flat with a ball peen hammer. You should be able to work it
back into semi-perfect shape as long as it doesnt break off. Just go
slow and cover the openings on the piston with a rag since when you
hit the pin it might shoot brake fluid out. I had one like this years
ago and part of the pin broke off, but the pad still stayed on fine.

Tom


quote:Originally posted by studecruiser

While replacing the pads and having the rotors turned I discovered that one of the caliper pistons is damaged. The slotted pin on the end of one of the pistons is crushed (mushroomed over)

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