Calipers are then pressure tested for a leak-free installation. Fits both 1965-1966 Corvettes 1st design & 1967-1982 Corvettes 2nd design calipers.
Replacing all four of your Corvette’s brake calipers? Zip’s 1965-1982 disc brake overhaul kit includes all parts needed to restore your Corvette’s braking system to its original condition.
1965-1982 Corvette disc brake overhaul kit includes:
- (4) Stainless steel sleeved o-ring design brake calipers
- (8)Caliper mount bolts with washers
- (8) Premium organic disc brake pads with pins and cotter keys
- (4) Rubber brake hoses
- Brake hose “U” clips and copper washers
- Trailing arm steel caliper lines
- (1) quart dot 3 brake fluid
Note: Zip does not recommend using Dot 5 brake fluid. Dot 5 silicone brake fluid will void the warranty (1-year warranty) as changes in chemistry involved in production of silicone brake fluid may have adverse effects on the rubber components including piston seals and o-rings.
Original-Style vs. O-Ring Seal:
Lip seal piston seals were factory installed in 1965-1982 calipers, and if you are wanting to keep your Corvette 100% correct they are the way to go. However, be aware that prolonged inactivity and/or worn brake components are the enemy of the lip seal design. If you enjoy exercising your Corvette heartily, or, conversely, your pride and joy often sits for extended periods, O-ring seals are the better choice. Superior in design all-around, O-rings offer the best sealing possible.