disc brake problem-ID needed

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  1. TNT_wagon

    TNT_wagon New Member

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    My '66 Town & Country's previous owner updated the Budd brakes to later single piston calipers.
    I've discovered a stuck piston in the driver's side, so I intend to replace them or get both rebuilt.
    The problem is, I'm not sure what year they are.
    When he was selling the car, his ad mentioned '74 brakes.
    I'd gone to NAPA when this was just a simple pad replacement job, and after looking at their diagrams/pics, it looked like the pads were '69-'73 parts.
    They're pin type calipers, don't the '74s have sliding pads?
    Here are some pics (hopefully)

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  2. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    That is a '69-73 caliper, those had pins, the '74 and later ones do not. You should find that the '69-73 pads will fit. If you are going to rebuild these be sure to apply some good penetrating oil to the bleeder screws so that they do not twist off. The brake rotors are different starting in '73 due to the installation of a larger inner bearing, so if you need new rotors be sure to determine which style you have.

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    Thanks for the quick reply.