replacing xb front brake pads (girlock) - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2003, 23:53   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: melbourne
Age: 33
Posts: 368
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!

Thanks

Aaron
xespack is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-30-2003, 05:38   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: melbourne
Age: 33
Posts: 368
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?

hahaha
xespack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2003, 23:34   #3 (permalink)
Australian BA XR6 Falcon
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 1,249
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.

Kieron
Kieron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2003, 03:42   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
EXECJIM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: melb
Posts: 270
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

jim
EXECJIM is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Putting the Brakes on the Boss RPO83 FPV & Tickford Forum 11 01-28-2003 14:59
Brake pads that dont dust?? RedEF6 Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 4 11-15-2002 21:19
Replacing front discs Timmeh Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 5 09-02-2002 05:47
Comment on Brake Pads TeeHee Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 18 06-27-2001 23:13
Brake Pads and rotors mcochran Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 5 01-09-2001 14:13

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:03.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.