[DML] Thanks for tips on brake job.
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[DML] Thanks for tips on brake job.



I wanted to thank those who gave me guidance on my recent brake job 
I did myself.  I replaced all the original calipers (and original 
brake shoes still on the car - 27,000 miles) with the loaded cadmium 
coated rebuilds from SpecialT Auto (not plugging the vendor, as I 
also purchase from all of them, to share and support those who 
support our fine cars, but nice pieces, nonetheless!)

I was only able to get the driver's side front and rear rotors off 
the car, even after tips on removing the rear spacer plates and 
exhaustive attempts with a rubber mallet, then a 2 x 4 and hammer (I 
have a souvenir blood blister behind my middle fingernail from that 
hammer - Ouch!) 

I was going to take them to a local shop for turning, but since I 
could only get two off, I kept them all on the car instead and 
sanded them with a rotary attachment on my drill with #80 sandpaper, 
as suggested by David Teitelbaum (Thanks David, it worked like a 
charm to eliminate the glaze, and saves rotor material in the long 
run!).

I bought stainless break lines, but had trouble freeing the old 
lines (was bending the frame mounts trying the free the nut, and the 
rears seemed a little challenging to get my hands in there - I'll 
wait till someone else can put them in, perhaps during a visit to PJ 
Grady's).

After installing the new loaded calipers and bleeding the brakes, 
the car handles so much better!  The brakes feel like new (No more 
squealing and shimmying (my passenger front caliper was never fully 
releasing the rotor).  

Feels good to complete a job myself and bringing the Delorean to a 
condition closer to that when it was new.

Thanks again everyone!

Paul
VIN 10944






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