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Hey all,
Well I have my 76 all tuned up and added the true duals. Went with Flowmaster 40's. My steering and suspension is in good shape but seems my brakes are going to need an overhaul soon. Front rotors are shot and back rotors need to be turned. Question is do I just go with stock replacement or is there a suggested upgrade most go to?

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stainless sleeved calipers with the VB&P o-ring piston upgrade seems to be the best route for a street car, and while your there you should replace the flex hoses.
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...Question is do I just go with stock replacement or is there a suggested upgrade most go to?...
SS sleeved calipers; use your four as cores. The stock braking system works fine for almost everything. No need to upgrade unless you intend more than regular driving.

Drilled and slotted rotors aren't necessary for normal driving. Under normal use, the pads would never get hot enough to take advantage of the cooling provided by slotted rotors. Keep the money in your pocket.

Rear rotors should be turned on the car for run out purposes. If you remove them from the car, key them with one of the lug bolts before you take them off because they should go back in the same position as you removed them.

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On my 76' I went to Autozone and bought 4 rotors, 4 calipers (make sure they have the stainless sleeves), 8 pads and a new master cylinder for under $400. I had it all replaced in a day. Just make sure you drill out the rivits on the stock rotors...........:lookinup: I tried it first without reading my manual and got very frustrated.
 

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stainless sleeved calipers with the VB&P o-ring piston upgrade seems to be the best route for a street car, and while your there you should replace the flex hoses.
...redvetracr

:agree: That's all I did, although unfortunately I used fastcorvette.com and it took four months (yep 4!!!) for all my parts to arrive :WTF Man, they wrote the book on excuses...
 

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:agree: That's all I did, although unfortunately I used fastcorvette.com and it took four months (yep 4!!!) for all my parts to arrive :WTF Man, they wrote the book on excuses...
just so you know they are also know as the Duntov motor car company, fastcorvette.com/Duntov motor car uses the name "lightweight 001" at the C/F. ...redvetracr
 

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For me to send my cores back to the USA from here would have cost me more than just buying the new calipers outright. I hunted around and found fastcorvette were offering the best price without needing cores.

I e-mailed them about getting some calipers, the replied promptly saying it would take a couple of weeks for me to receive them so I gave them the cash. That's when it turned to crap! They wouldn't answer e-mails, when they did they came out with excuse after excuse including that they hadn't been able to finish my calipers as they'd been out racing all weekend!!! Eventually, after 3 months and threats of complaining on CF and to PayPal my calipers arrived - BUT, without the pads and brake lines I'd ordered at the same time. It took another month before they arrived!! In each case, actual shipping time had been 8 days :WTF

I wouldn't give them the sweat off my balls! Spend the extra money and go with someone else :thumbsup:
 

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I wouldn't give them the sweat off my balls! Spend the extra money and go with someone else :thumbsup:
Maybe they would move faster if you did:rolling:
 

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he used to buy calipers from Lonestar...until he screwed them (Ken from LS told me that himself)......I think your safe buying calipers from anyone except FC/Duntov or the guy in FL who has also been ripping people off....Not VB&P or Precision (Frank Ferrando??)...the other guy whose deal is too good to be true.
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PS: for future reference...from the many stories I have read about fastcorvette/duntov I wouldn`t send them anything to rebuild....lots of unhappy customers.
 

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:agree: Totally. And the red paint that took an extra month to apply (but no extra cost as they valued me as a customer) is almost gone too! Wankers...

I've almost convinced myself it's worth going through the bleeding PITA to pull them off and powder coat them myself :crazy:
 

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If you're going to use the car on the street and not auto cross or road race it the stock brakes, setup correctly, are all you need.
Forget about turning the rotors. There is only .035 between new and trash to begin with but the main concern is rotor runout as some have referred to.
I'm not a fan of O rings as I've been able to get corvette brakes systems to work as good as day one and they were very good new.
I use the complete SS kit from Muskegon. Call Justin, he's a good guy and will set you up. If the rotors are grooved replace them and bolt them on. Dial them in to .002 or less runout and check the bearing endplay- you want it .0015-.002 but you can get by with .003" Use organic pads and you'll have a great system.
I have posted about dialing in rotors way too many times to type it up again but you should be able to find a lot of info on it if you do a search.

Enjoy your 76
 
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