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    Brake Caliper shims - off topic

    Iím doing a favour for a bloke with a cheap go kart and a heartbroken kid who canít drive it because the disc brake doesnít grab.

    Itís a single piston caliper that needs shimming.

    Any thoughts on what to use for shim? Iíll have to cut one out of something.

    Iíve got brass shim stock but I think itís too soft. Do we use stainless or alloy, or cut the side out of beer can or what.

    Figure the pit bike crew would know.
    Cheers
    Ginge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginge09 View Post
    Iím doing a favour for a bloke with a cheap go kart and a heartbroken kid who canít drive it because the disc brake doesnít grab.

    Itís a single piston caliper that needs shimming.

    Any thoughts on what to use for shim? Iíll have to cut one out of something.

    Iíve got brass shim stock but I think itís too soft. Do we use stainless or alloy, or cut the side out of beer can or what.

    Figure the pit bike crew would know.
    Cheers
    if the brass is cut to size of the pad then you'll need a ten ton press to squash it down more simply

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    Rightho. Brass it is then if it wonít compress.
    Ginge

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    Well I'm a mechanic, but for the life of me, I can't understand what it is that you're trying to achieve.

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