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Broke down my Akebono's and cleaned them up prior to powder coating. I ruined 4 pistons because I shot them out of the caliper ... which I found completely hilarious

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Old 02-08-2021, 11:03 PM   #646 (permalink)
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Broke down my Akebono's and cleaned them up prior to powder coating. I ruined 4 pistons because I shot them out of the caliper ... which I found completely hilarious at the time. It's not terrible funny now. Oh no. there it is. I'm laughing again.

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They 100% needed to be gone through. I'm glad I did. They had a lot of grime and brake dust. The boots were hashed.




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Hey dumb chit. You damage the pistons. You're SOL! You CAN'T buy just the pistons. You HAVE to buy the WHOLE caliper.
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Why do they sell replacement pistons?

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Why do they sell replacement pistons?

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I couldn't find replacement pistons when I redid mine. I couldn't find pistons for my truck either. None of my local stores could get them.

I see that Z1 has them. When I did mine. I needed them NOW, not later. I didn't have time to check with Z1.

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Oh man I totally got lost in the moment having fun. I only had a few hours of sleep and was running on fumes. RIGHT after I blasted them out I had a moment of clarity and face palmed hard. .... I laughed at how stupid it was... Nay.. how stupid I was.



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Oh man I totally got lost in the moment having fun. I only had a few hours of sleep and was running on fumes. RIGHT after I blasted them out I had a moment of clarity and face palmed hard. .... I laughed at how stupid it was... Nay.. how stupid I was.



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Easy way to get them out with air pressure. Use a 4" c-clamp on each piston. Have each c-clamp backed off enough the the pistons won't come all the way out. Hit the air and have the pistons move. Then slowly back the c-clamps off. Keeps from getting hit in the face with a flying object. Unless there is someone there that you don't like.
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Thanks dude.

Also. You have done an SPL upgrade on your lower control arms right? Worth it?
I asked him the same exact question
As I purchased new lower control arms, because the lower ball joints arenít serviceable
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Havenít even put any thoughts on the brakes
As Iím sure it wouldnít hurt to freshen these up a bit
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I used a remix of Led Zeppelin Immigrant song.... guess what, copy right claim. They can lick my taint.

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Akebono Caliper Disassembled.
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You have a right hand drive car?
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Found my lost Stillen cooler! YES! That tidbit of metal is WAY too expensive.

My buddies thought it would be funny to put a dead winged rat on my engine. It was indeed funny.

My 2 piece rotors were disassembled. I used a rubber hammer to get the inserts out, with the exception of 3 of them. I should have used a punch because I ended up mushrooming the head a bit with a claw hammer. That set me back an hour trying to grind it out.

I have all new centric pistons coming in for my calipers. Also, I ordered ACDelco rubber seals. I thought that was made in America... Apparently not.

All the bolts were cleaned up for my brake caliper. I used a wire wheel to gently go over the surface which knocked off all the corrosion. I also primed the heads on the bolts and then painted them black. Might as well go full re-tard.

The 2 piece rotor hats were scuffed and primed. Later (next day) I was was chatting up Bryan Settle and he noticed the Epoxy Primer was not high temp. SOooooOooooOOooo I went to the parts store to purchase 40 dollars with of paint. After that I sent a message off to the powder coater and asked him how much for cermic coating. He quoted me 50 bucks... SOLD!

Lastly, I now have the push rod measurements for my engine. I'm happy to say that's the last internal component I needed for my engine to run.

I'm chipping away at this elephant. It feels like I have some tail wind on this project right now.

A question for you guys. Have the videos been getting easier to watch? Or... don't quit your day job? Or... you simply haven't watched/cared. Not going to hurt my feelings. just looking for a bit of feedback. Reason I'm doing it is to give a bit more depth to the build here, have some video documentation for myself and most importantly... nerd out a bit with video editing/graphic software.













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Where did you get the brakes seals and pistons from? Does the seal kit have the o-ring for between the caliper halves?
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