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Old 08-19-2003, 01:18   #1 (permalink)
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PBR vs. Girlock

I have just been made aware that there was 2 types of front brake caliper available on the XF, the PBR and the Girlock caliper.

Is any difference between the two types?
and why was there even 2 types in the first place?

Any info on this matter would be much appreciated.

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Old 08-23-2003, 07:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: PBR vs. Girlock

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I have just been made aware that there was 2 types of front brake caliper available on the XF, the PBR and the Girlock caliper.

Is any difference between the two types?
and why was there even 2 types in the first place?

Any info on this matter would be much appreciated.

Paul.
The Ford Workshop Manual for the XEs cover both the PBR and Girlock calipers, I've had a quick look and it doesn't really explain why there are two types and what was fitted to what model.

not much help I'm affraid but I'll have a bigger read tomorrow

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Upuntil the mid 1980's there were two Australian manufacturers who vied for the local business. Girlock were probably more advanced in technology and ideas , PBR acquired the manufacturing business and Repco bought the Girlock Brake and Clutch service and parts outlets , turning them into Checkpoint and then swallowing them up into Repco Auto Parts. Thats a short and very brief explanation. The PBR brakes on commodores etc are actually of Girlock design.
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Re: PBR vs. Girlock

XD had only PBR , XE,XF had either. From memory DB1075 (Girlock with rear drums) DB1045 PBR
Could be wrong though !!!! Many steinlagers and Guiness since those halycon days
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