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  • Disk Brake Tool

    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.

  • #2
    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

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      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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      Clark in San Diego
      '63 F2/Lark Standard
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      • #4
        Excellent idea!

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            "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

            JDP Maryland

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