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Oh Man, I just had a close look at my front inboard brakes, someone has rebuilt them, and replaced the rotors and the pads, but the outside adjusters are some kind of solid bolt instead of the lock nut/hex head combination that is standard for this model. The bolt has been screwed all the way in and is 'non adjustable' because there is no way of locking it in place if you back it off a little, to allow for pad clearance. The pads are adjusted too close and have no clearance whatsoever. Is it possible to buy these adjuster sets, new, or maybe someone has got two old ones laying around that they wouldnt mind selling to me?
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Surely if you found a 17mm nut as per original, unscrewed the bolt, screwed the nut(locknut) onto the bolt then screwed the bolt back in that would suffice. I think you may find the rear Alfetta calipers use the same allen headed bolt as the rear Alfetta calipers are essentially similar to the Alfasud fronts and manufactured by the same company ATE and are more readily available than Sud parts.

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Hello guys,

Just thought I'd join this thread with a question of my own. I'm attempting to fix a leak on my left hand caliper (inboard 1980 sprint). Finally got it off (why are those rigid lines so hard to get off!). The caliper is dis assembled and cleaned. However the one thing we could not get off was the adjusting nut for the inner pad, on top of the calliper. The clip which seems to hold it on is not a normal clip. It does not seem to be designed to be taken off. Does anybody know if this is normal or wether it is a potential spot for the leak? All the seals we have removed really don't look damaged (will replace them off course).

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Paolo
 

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Hello guys,

Just thought I'd join this thread with a question of my own. I'm attempting to fix a leak on my left hand caliper (inboard 1980 sprint). Finally got it off (why are those rigid lines so hard to get off!). The caliper is dis assembled and cleaned. However the one thing we could not get off was the adjusting nut for the inner pad, on top of the calliper. The clip which seems to hold it on is not a normal clip. It does not seem to be designed to be taken off. Does anybody know if this is normal or wether it is a potential spot for the leak? All the seals we have removed really don't look damaged (will replace them off course).

cheers

Paolo
It can be removed, using 2 sharp small srewdrivers, but its a pain in the a*s:D.On one of my calipers in trying to remove it I damaged so much the end of the circlip that could only be removed by drilling a small hole from the outside of the shaft in the level of the circlip and pushing the end of the circlip in with a very small rod.. If you remove them its wise to replace them with normal small internal circlips like this:
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Under the circlip you will find a washer and a small rubber seal ring.It can leak there but if it leaks there then the internal seal on the pistons shaft is shot too.Most of the time it leaks here not breakfluid to the outside but water to the inside and rusts the calipers internal mechanism....:rolleyes:
 

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Hmmm..

Thanks for that. We worked on the circlip for 30 minutes with all manner of small tools. one side of it bent in slightly but it then jammed completelly. I wonder why they didn't use a normal circlip. They did eveywhere else. My friend thought that it could only really leak from there only if the internal main seals were shot. Accordingly the plan was to leave that clip alone and replace all the other seals.

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paolo
 
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