RE: [DMCForum] Front Brake Rotors
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It's probably due to subtle differences in the manufacturing. Maybe the mold
were just a hair larger...

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Noeltner [mailto:mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 4:15 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Front Brake Rotors

Ummm....if you read closer you'll see that I indeed said that the calipers
fit. I have a set of Raybestos rebuilt calipers for a Mercury Capri on my
car. Did not have to dremel them. Perfect fit with no mods.

I was stating that as far as I know the ROTORS will not cross-reference.
Haven't tried it myself, but someone I trust has, and said that the rotors
are different, at least for Capri rotors available in the US. If you know
anything different about the rotors I would be happy to hear about it.

Mark N
VIN 6820

At 11:59 AM 4/5/2004, you wrote:
>Wrong!
>
>The post was from me. I made the swap. They do fit. Here's my original post
>about it:
>
>Saturday morning I picked up my front calipers from Advance Auto. If you
>recall I ordered the 1977 Mercury Capri versions and not the 1976 (as is
>most commonly recognized as a cross reference). The part numbers for
>1976-1978 were all identical so I was pretty safe.
>
>When I got the calipers back to the garage I found that, indeed, they did
>fit! Passenger side went on without a hitch. The drivers side required me
to
>cut a very very small (about 1" long and 1/8" deep) notch out of the brake
>line mounting bracket. A quick zip of the Dremel and the passenger side was
>on.
>
>The total cost of these two calipers was $99. Not a bad deal considering
the
>cheapest I could find were John Hervey's rebuilt ones for $65 apiece.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Noeltner [mailto:mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 12:50 PM
>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Cc: scott.a.mueller@xxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Front Brake Rotors
>
>At 11:36 AM 4/4/2004, you wrote:
> >Recently, someone posted information about Capri Rotors being
> >interchangeable with The DMC front rotors.
> >
> >I have not been able to locate that post.
> >
> >Would someone please repost that information.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Scott
>
>Nope. Capri CALIPERS will interchange, but rotors seem to be unique to the
>DeLorean. Try brakewarehouse.com for the rotors. They have the best price I
>have seen, although if anyone else knows of cheaper I would be happy to
>know about it.
>
>Here is the info for interchange on the brakes. I have tested the Raybestos
>brand part numbers listed below on my car and they are a perfect fit.
>
>front:  front calipers for a 1976 Mercury Capri (engine size doesn't matter
>if they ask)
>
>rear: rear calipers for a 1979 Jaguar XJS  (engine size doesn't matter if
>they ask)
>
>The fronts are pretty reasonable, but since the rear ones are from a Jag,
>they're automatically rarer and more expensive. When you go pricing these,
>be sure to ask if the item they are quoting is "loaded" or "unloaded",
>meaning - does it include the pads or not. The rear calipers do NOT include
>the parking brake components.
>
>I prefer GOOD parts so I bought Raybestos, which I consider to be the best
>remanufactured calipers. They were a bit more expensive, especially for the
>rears, but I prefer this brand over ones like A1 Cardone or the AutoZone
>house brand.
>
>Part numbers below are for loaded calipers and prices are from
>Checker/Shucks/Kragen, if you live in the western US. All of these are
>"loaded", or in other words, they have the pads included. Raybestos makes a
>good pad IMO. Pricing was obtained from cskauto.com and verified with the
>local Checker. You could order from the online store. The Raybestos part
>numbers are their own, not Checker's, so you can use that part number
>anywhere that handles Raybestos parts.
>
>Front:
>LF     Raybestos   RC3004   $56
>         A1 Cardone  17-245   $59
>
>RF     Raybestos   RC3003   same as left
>         A1 Cardone  17-244       "
>
>LR     Raybestos   RC3856   $162
>         A1 Cardone  17-769   $115
>
>RR     Raybestos   RC3855   same as left
>         A1 Cardone  17-768       "
>
>Mark N
>VIN 6820
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