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Tom H.

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Wanted: Used Cobra front caliper brackets, calipers, and rear caliper assemblies. Doing a conversion on a 65 Mustang using late model rims.

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Im getting some 96+ with the GT front calipers (two piston calipers). I was wondering what brakes I should run in the back, right now I have the Cadillac rear disc brake conversion. Also will any master cylinder 94+ be okay to use with this brake set up? THanks guys c ya.

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I have a pair of cobra (PBR) calipers and brackets. sitting on the shelf if you are interested.

I can also supply you with all the Hawk brake pads as well. The DTC-70 is the popular pad that all the CMC and AI guys are ordering for these calipers.

 

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I am now set with the front calipers and brackets thanks to Scott Laudenslager with delivery of the parts to Road Atlanta last weekend.

 

I still need rear Cobra calipers.

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All Cobra brakes are the same from 94-04.

 

That's not exactly true from my research. The 99+ PBR calipers have dual 40.5mm pistons where the 93-98 models had 38mm pistons.

 

I did a TON of digging on this stuff to find the right PBR calipers for the BBK I built for my Cavalier. If the 99+ calipers were the same I could have saved a good bit of money. I found new ones on Ebay for $160 a pair for the fronts at the time.

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I still need rear Cobra calipers.

 

Do you need an e-brake? If not the rear calipers from a C4 Corvette, or a Camaro 1LE should work for you. I believe the PBR calipers are the same, but the e-brake connection is different.

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I still need rear Cobra calipers.

 

Do you need an e-brake? If not the rear calipers from a C4 Corvette, or a Camaro 1LE should work for you. I believe the PBR calipers are the same, but the e-brake connection is different.

 

The C4/F-body PBR's are so much nicer than the Vargas ones used on the SN-95's. The Cobra caliper is basically the same as the GT but the pads are thinner to make up for the thicker rotor. With the PBR's you just pry the piston back, remove one bolt and rotate the caliper off the pads, swap pads, rotate caliper into position and install bolt. No messing with the cursed rotating piston in the Vargas. The PBR's are finned aluminum instead of iron and pad selection is greater. The Baer rear kit for Mustangs (old and new) uses the PBR's with the F-body style e-brake mounting bracket and C4 rotors drilled for the Mustang pattern if you wanted to go the kit route.

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Im getting some 96+ with the GT front calipers (two piston calipers). I was wondering what brakes I should run in the back, right now I have the Cadillac rear disc brake conversion. Also will any master cylinder 94+ be okay to use with this brake set up? THanks guys c ya.

I still havent found my self an answer, even after doing some research. Is it just that no one uses those rear calipers? I thought they were a popular upgrade?

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Don't the Caddy calipers have huge pistons - something like 53 or 54mm? If so, that's going to give a lot of rear bias, something like 85% of the front piston area - maybe too much to control even with a prop valve turned all the way down. I think the rule of thumb is that rear piston area should be between 40-60% of the front. Of course smaller rear rotors (and lower Cf pads) will change the rear bias some, but... Check the StopTech website for technical articles relating to matching components front/rear (and other good brake tech).

 

Besides, after the answers you got in the AI Parking Brakes thread I thought you'd be off using the Caddy calipers for a track car.

 

I think the Caddy calipers ARE popular with the street rodding crowd, probably mainly because they are GM.

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