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  • 24-06-2009, 19:26
    muthaswurry
    There was no 'knocking' intended in my message, hence my thanks to those who had made the suggestions. I take your point about the future proof aspect of the Jag parts, but at what cost? all the recon people I have seen on the web offer exchange units, mine are not exchangeable which puts me at a disadvantage. therefore the question, is there an alternative usable caliper? Obviously not, so perhaps we should put this one to bed and view the topic as closed.
  • 24-06-2009, 19:09
    scooder
    The reason I gave info regarding rebuilding them was you wanted something 'Future Proof' and with the parts supply backup for jags they are 'Future Proof'. If you swap to something modern when the stocks run out they will be gone. If you catch my drift.
  • 24-06-2009, 15:33
    bigdavy
    Tony, maybe not quite what you're after but a common 'jag' upgrade is to use newer XJ6 calipers which are more reliable than the older ones. You can get recon ones from the jag specialists for around 75 each. Thats what i would go for.
  • 24-06-2009, 13:06
    muthaswurry
    yes, thank you for all your info about Jag brake reconditioners etc, I am aware of all the options for rebuilding, but my question was, did anybody know of a reasonably straight forward caliper change. This is because I wanted to get away from the jag setup in preference to sourcing and paying for some good cores for rebuild (mine have casting damage due to previous abuse) then having them reconditioned. I haven't given up on the idea, but I would really prefer a replacement.

    Thanks again
    Tony
  • 24-06-2009, 11:08
    scooder

    Jag calipers

    Have you thought about getting them sleved with stainless and use stainless pistons. Bit spendy I know but as futre proof as yur goin to get.
    If you do go for rebuilt via the classic Jag specialists please do yourself a favour and check them off the car (temp up a brake pipe put a spacer in to mimik the disk and stamp on the pedal hard)
    Sounds like agro I know but after fitting recon ones on an E type and getting fluid dribling out of them, done this to test the replacments from a BIG Jag specialist (pm). Lots easyer than takin the axle of again!
  • 24-06-2009, 07:55
    muthaswurry
    I have scoured the net for these a while back, but no luck. do you know if it was actually wilwood supplying them or another firm creating the modification using wilwood calipers?
  • 24-06-2009, 07:18
    langy
    Tony Willwood used to sell a replacement caliper for Jag rears.
  • 23-06-2009, 22:34
    bigdavy
    Hi try the following jag specialists;

    David manners - http://www.jagspares.co.uk/Manners/company.asp

    SNG - https://www.sngbarratt.com/index.asp

    Martin Robey - http://www.martinrobey.com/home.cfm

    Uprated ones here - http://www.zeus.uk.com/calipers.php

    The pistons you are talking about are pre XJ6, either s type, e type and the parts are widely available. Prices shouldn't be that bad.
  • 23-06-2009, 17:11
    muthaswurry
    Quote Originally Posted by jim351 View Post
    if they need rebuilding you might be able to get rebuild kits from Speedy Spares in Brighton on 01273 417889 or 412764, they are shut on weds but they have loads of stuff hidden away...
    When I got them off, the calipers were well mullered. lumps of lip broken off around the dust boot and looks like stillsons have been used on the pistons!!! Also just my luck to have some 'rare' ones with only one removable piston housing. I have contacted Hi Spec brakes to see what they have. If I am going to spend, I may as well shed some weight too (No comments please!!!!)
  • 23-06-2009, 16:52
    jim351
    if they need rebuilding you might be able to get rebuild kits from Speedy Spares in Brighton on 01273 417889 or 412764, they are shut on weds but they have loads of stuff hidden away...
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