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TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
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Last fall I ordered a set of new rear calipers from Ford for my Boss. One came in a week later, the other came in today. Yep, a four month wait. The good news was I waited over the winter.
So it looks like the Ford parts system again has our calipers in stock.
I tried rebuilding and using rebuilds with very poor luck. I lost a rebuilt caliper every event and sometimes by simply driving on the street. When they went they usually drained the brake reservoir. At $50+ a liter for fluids, that got old quick.
I will be removing the parts store rebuilds and put them in my track spares box and running the new Ford units.
 
Part numbers please. I might order backups. I had an original go a while ago and must have installed a reman because I have a tad of uneven pad wear on that caliper. Currently in the process of prepping for this year's season and swapped out pads with the ones that I won from the TMO EBC giveaway, RP-1s front and blue stuff rear, and new rotors. Thanks
 

TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
7,574
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Exp. Type
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10-20 Years
Illinois
Uneven pad wear??? I wish!
Each time one would let go on me there was a puddle running outside the garage or in the case of the last one to pop, a puddle under my parked trailer.

As soon as I get the parts, I’ll post the numbers.
 
The OEM on that went on me did the puddle thing the day after I did a ,cleaning, regrease and pressure bleed. Must have been just enough going on with the seal that when I used the tool to "screw" it in it went over the edge. Glad it didn't happen at the track. That's why I follow the tech sheets plus do much more during prep. I can't afford crashing, injury and /or couldn't live with myself if I caused someone else to crash due to being irresponsible.
 
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5-10 Years
Wisconsin
The OEM on that went on me did the puddle thing the day after I did a ,cleaning, regrease and pressure bleed. Must have been just enough going on with the seal that when I used the tool to "screw" it in it went over the edge. Glad it didn't happen at the track. That's why I follow the tech sheets plus do much more during prep. I can't afford crashing, injury and /or couldn't live with myself if I caused someone else to crash due to being irresponsible.
Safety is paramount & your concerns are shared by all with regard to being responsible for how we handle our hobby which can be dangerous & expensive BUT exhilarating with thrills that last a lifetime.
 

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