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Posted by eric in vermont [Email] (#2058) [Profile/Gallery] (more from eric in vermont) on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 17:43:06

In Reply to: Brakes for '61 96 two-stroke, Dorren Jackson, Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:26:01
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Hi Dorren!

Greetings to you in South Africa!

Over the winter, I rebuilt the front brakes in my '64 Bullnose and found new cylinders, shoes, hardware, and flex lines quite easily on the internet. eBay and Skandix were the two sources.

You should check Tom Donney's website. He has a nice article on identifying two-stroke front brakes, as there are three types. See the article under "chassis":

Tom Donney Motors: Click Here

The rear brakes are pretty standard from your car up through the V-4's. Minor difference of piston diameter for 95 wagons. You can get everything through Skandix if you wish. The rear brake cylinders are readily available and very cheap, like $12 each. Same with the rear brake hardware. Cylinders and hardware kits are same as MGB. I always keep a set of rear cylinders on the shelf.

I was tempted to switch over to front disks. However, there is one sticking point- the axles that go with the disks don't tend to mate up with the early 3 speed gearboxes, as the splines don't match. I don't recall the details, but it can be done and parts can be found that do mate up (one year only I think). I decided to stick with the drums.

Warm regards to a fellow Vintage Saaber!

eric in vermont

PS- I currently have 7 VSaabs in the stable, including two Sonetts.
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