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Thread: Brake Pads?
Jeff20B


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posted August 27, 2001 07:42 PM

I got loaded reman calipers and Ilive near Seattle. That's probably big enough for lots of cool stuff.

       
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repuguru


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posted August 27, 2001 08:36 PM

Easy One

Thats easy, 1st Gen RX7 pads fit! Its what I have been using for years. Better materials, supposedly better stopping power. And they are available. Any where.

       
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Jeff20B


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posted August 27, 2001 09:15 PM

Set the timing? I know a thing or two about rotary ignition and I'd be happy to share the knowledge I've learned.

This is off topic so I'll post a new thread in the other section. Infact, I hope to post articles that I've written too.

Give me a few minutes (hours) to revise my latest article.
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'76 Cosmo
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Rotor


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posted August 23, 2002 12:38 PM

The Guru nailed that one! The pads are the same pads that can be used in RX-2, RX-4, first gen RX-7, and the B series/Courier trucks. The generic part number used to be 148.

The reason the parts guy didn't know is Mazda changed their part numbers when they changed the materials, and put them into pad kits/w hardware, and most auto parts places don't even list REPUs in their catalogs.

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Tom93R1


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posted September 22, 2002 02:46 PM

Kind of on this same topic, how about the calipers? Do they cross reference with anything else? Now that sevenstock is getting close my truck is giving me all kinds of new problems. Right now it pulls pretty hard to the right when I hit the brakes. I think my left caliper may pe seized.
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Weber 48DCO
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wankel_dreams


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posted September 22, 2002 04:09 PM

i got fully loaded (rebuilt) calipers from carparts.com in 2000
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repuguru


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posted September 22, 2002 05:31 PM

Have you replaced your idler arm bushing yet? It will jerk around when you apply brakes with a a bad bushing.

       
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Tom93R1


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posted September 22, 2002 08:48 PM

I haven't done the idler arm bushings yet, I dont really even know for certain what an idler arm is. All the steering parts seem relatively tight but the bushings are looking a bit rough.
I did get the left side caliper rebuilt today, just need to do the other side tomorrow. It blows me away that Checker actually had the rebuild kit in stock, and only $10.99 for 2 small rings of rubber and a bent wire. I cleaned out the whole thing, it was pretty disgusting in there. I would not be suprised if that caliper was sticking, can't wait to get the other side done tomorrow and go for a test drive.
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Tom93R1


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posted September 23, 2002 07:57 PM

Ok, I think I figured out what the idler arm is. Is it the rod that comes out behind the passenger side front wheel and goes up into a bracket mounted to the rear of the wheel in the fender well?

If that is it then it looks like I have no bushing there any more. If that is not the idler arm, then what is the correct name for it?
thanks
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