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replacing xb front brake pads (girlock)

Hi all,

I have to replace my front brake pads on the xb for RWC. I have the pads and had a look at the calipers yesterday and i noticed they are the girlock type not PBR. It says in the gregory's manual about the 'self locking guide pins have to be renewed after the caliper retaining bolts have been removed as they are only designed to be used once.
Juist wanted to know what the story is with these as i obviously dont have some new ones to put back in. What exactly are they and how do they work? How much for the new ones? Should auto one or somehitng have them?

Any general info on changing pads with this type of caliper would be good!

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I found out today of the guy i got the pads of that these calipers are really rare.

is that why no one knows what i am talking about?

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Pre XB 1/2 Falcons got the Girlocks, hence they are reasonablly rare.
They have a longer pad than the PBR's and I reckon work better.

68 on Mustangs got the same setup, I rebuilt my 68 Mustangs brakes using Girlock XB Falcon front end bits, just changed the pads and bolted them all back up, the only thing I recall that needed changing was those little rubber boots which had worn thru. Never changed the guide pins and as it was a LHD, I had to have it inspected by the cops yearly, Drove it for 9 years with no front brake problems.

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my dad had an XB from new and had those pads fitted from new.
i cant remember him having to replace any pins or bolts when his brake pads were replaced??

his car had well over 300,000 kms on the clock till my sister wrote the car off

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