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Series V Caliper Replacement

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by donchiotos, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. donchiotos

    donchiotos Gold Level Sponsor

    I did a search for calipers and found that the TR3 calipers from Moss, part number 180-568, might fit. They are in stock, and a pair sells for about $160.00. My question is, are they a bolt on replacement with no modifications? Here is the link to Moss catalog page that has these calipers,
    180-568 CALIPER PAIR, new, replacement | Moss Motors
    Thanks Don C
     
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I don't know if they will or not. Surely need to have the bolt pattern confirmed as one major concern.

    I responded to an earlier post you made on the calipers for the Alpine: Sunalp (Steve Shuttleton) a ellow member of our Forum rebuilds the calipers.

    He has done some for me and I am well pleased.
     
  3. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

     
  4. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    The calipher is easily rebuilt at home!
     
  5. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Series 3, 4 and 5 have 3.25" mount spacing. Series 1 and 2 are 3.5" same as the TR calipers. You could probably oval the mounting holes to make them work if you aren't concerned with originality.
     
  6. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Nor safety Thecalipers should be firmly secure without any wobble. Elongating holes may increase a potential to oversize the holes.
     
  7. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Dan, If carefully done 1/8" in each side to make up the difference there is no movement. Done with Volvo 4 pot calipers 3" to 3.25" MGB. Also 3.5"Toyota 4 pot to 3.25" MGB.
     
  8. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    I was at a Sunbeam teae meet years ago and there was a Brit talking about upgrading the Sunbeam brakes and mentioned that Austin Princess calipers would be an improvement. I don’t think the Austin princess was ever sold in the US!
     

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