im parting out my spg, are your front rotors vented or non vented? if they are vented i have the caliper you need, 30 plus shipping, i will include the entire assembly including the bracket and bolts. i also have 2 brand new in box brembo replacement front rotors if your interested
I haven't had time to look at the brake assembly today. My situation is that the piston assembly seems to be "sticky' (too much pitting,etc) reason for front caliper assembly and for some reason (damn AK roads) I'm missing two attachment bolts. Am I to understand, I can use the caliper assembly with my rotor with a slight swapping of parts. I don't have a parts book, so I want to make sure I get the 'nomeclature' right. Anyway, thanks for the input.
I've never seen a stock '85 with anything other than solid rotors.
The brake caliper is basically two parts - the part which holds the piston and one of the pads, and the other half which holds the other pad. The pins on the non-piston half are longer to account for the greater width of the vented rotors on '86/'87 cars with vented brakes. Everything changed again in '88 when they went to 9000 brakes on the 900.
I have helped a buddy with an '84 T8 convert to vented discs. We simply used his old calipers but swapped the yoke half (with the pins) and discs from the donor ('87) car. I assume the conversion works the other way as well.
Can't you find the bolts at a hardware store, or do you guys not have any metric hardware up there?
ill make you a deal, ill give you both full caliper assemblies, and 2 brand new brembo vented rotors in the box 110 plus shipping, i just paid 50 each plus shipping just for the rotors, so basically your getting 2 free calipers lol
Jeff; Thanks again. I'm going to get the parts (from this thread); bolts: no local hardware store & a Saab mechanic told me the bolts weren't available without the whole assembly (whatever!). In any case, it's easier(& cheaper!) to just get the whole assembly when all is said & done.
As long as the piston part works, that will work for me. Cheers.
If I were you, I'd use the opportunity to upgrade to vented front rotors - they are quite a bit better in an emergency highway stop... but of course that means you need to buy rotors as well... good luck!