Budds brake caliper pistons? Anyone

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  1. 67furyfasttop

    67furyfasttop Member

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    Looking for caliper pistons for buds brakes.
    Found them on Ebay for $ 70.00 each
    I need all 4. I bought the caliper rebuild kits because the calipers are so expensive but the pistols arent sealing.
    Any idea where I can get these and what is a decent price? I want to keep it as original as I can but $70 bucks has me questioning if I should convert to something more modern. Pic attached mopar part 2534133 Screenshot_20191126-185103_Chrome.jpg
     
  2. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    The Budd brake parts are hard to find and a lot of the parts are not being reproduced, even the brake pads can be a hard find. So I am not surprised that someone is asking $70 ea for the pistons. The pistons you have may be out of round, but a more common problem with sealing issues is the caliper body, these tended to get warped or scored over time and often need to be re-sleeved, that is why the rebuilds are so expensive.

    The '69-73 spindles for single piston calipers will fit you car if you can locate them. The calipers and rotors for these are also in short supply but these parts are less expensive and more readily available than Budd parts. Note: that the '73 spindle takes a different rotor that the '69-'72 units due to a larger spindle size.

    Dave
     
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    ROCK AUTO.

    Your going to find out that companies that do caliper sleeving, charge $60.00 - $80.00 per hole.

    I found that out awhile ago, as a customer of mine was inquiring about getting his calipers rebuilt, by me.

    I started a topic a month ago, in regards to sleeving calipers.

    Sleeving the old BUDD 4 piston disc brake calipers question?
     
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    Thank you! I looked over the other post and followed the link. The part number doesn't match but they do look the same, but were found under a 67 new Yorker?
    Sorry to sound like a newbie but I am and not positive if they are the same and will fit? I appreciate the help.
     
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    prob with budds . the seal is on the pistons , and wears out the bores . everyone i've done needs sleaves . not a cheap caliper to build .
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Rock auto has rebuilts for 100 bucks each.
     
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    3C's & a D? Senior Member

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    If your 1967 New Yorker has factory discs, they're Budds.

    They do? You can't beat that! Assuming that you don't have to go back with the part dripping brake fluid two or three times.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I got mine sleeved on my ‘67 and had to take one of them back a couple of times because they started seeping 2 years in a row on the first drive of the season but nothing more from them since. I put Rock rebuilts on the green car I sold and had no problems at least right away.