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i was wondering if the rear brake caliers of 78 Sports Sedan would be the same as say Milano / GTV6??

My pass side rear is leaking
 

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Can't answer your question, but why don't you rebuild the one you have. It's really easy and you should be able to get a kit. Strip it down, take the seals etc. to a brake specialist and they should be able to match the seals. The hard one to find is the very small o-ring on the adjusting screw. My GTV6 was matched to a Saab kit with the exception of the o-ring. A lot of them leak from the o-ring so don't miss it if you rebuild.
 

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ok i will start looking into it.
but my car is all original and i think / fear once i start doing little things its going to go south real fast.

plus i really want to take her to our local car show in LA on Nov. 4th
so?????????
 

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If you don't do the maintenance it will go south even faster. If you don't trust yourself to do the work and are not that handy with a spanner, my recommendation would be to pull it out (2 bolts and the hose) and find a friendly mechanic to do the work for you. It would take 2 hours of his labour and about $30 (or less) for the kit. If your budget stretches to an official rebuilt item expect to pay $200 just for the caliper. A rip off IMHO. Then you would still have to find a competent mechanic to do the work. Most will turn you away as they are afraid of any car they can't plug into a diagnostic machine. The one you find to take the job will charge you a premium just 'cos it has an Alfa badge on it. Wait till after the show and I will step you through it. Or buy a few beers and a board member will pop round and give you a hand. These guys will do anything for a free beer. :) Good luck.
 

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These guys will do anything for a free beer. Good luck.
Hey... I resemble that comment:p

I'm going to switch out my calipers with Milano/GTV-6 calipers here in the next few weeks after I get the time ti get the 164 back on the road. I'll let you know how it goes. The rebuild kits are different between the two cars but I can't see the physical differences. I'll keep you posted.

Paul
 

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Since I found the rear calipers for $100 all rebuilt, i went for it also they look great.
i started calculating $30 for kit, plus the guy wanted $80 per caliper i just got the rebuilt one. i'm pulling them apart this week so i hope all goes well.

thanks for the info
 

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You might want to pre-soak the nuts and bolts with some PB Blaster or some WD before you take it apart. This will give you an edge on rusty/seized bits.

Paul
 
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