too many quattros
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 29 15:34:36 PST 2008
i think javad can also source these parts.
PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
> From: Dave Head <v8q at bellsouth.net>
> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:23:10 -0500
> To: <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com>, V8 Audi Fans <v8 at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] Emergency?
> UFOs, right?
> Rotors should be still avail. Check with Bruce/Chris Semple.
> Pads definitely are - I got my last set at Autozone.
> Are the calipers leaking?
> Roger Woodbury wrote:
>> I just spent an hour with the wrench discussing the process of working on
>> our aging cars. Michele's 100CS Avant is no real issue provided I can find
>> a back light switch in the used market. I am on the hunt and the prognosis
>> is good.
>> But the V8 has some serious issues. I need to replace the front and rear
>> rotors, pads and the front calipers. No problem with anything until we
>> tried to locate front calipers. So far they appear to be unavailable from
>> any of the normal sources: they are no longer available from Audi.
>> Any thoughts? I just replaced the tires, which makes me VERY grumpy if I
>> can no longer use 15" wheels.
>> Naturally, I went to BIRA to check on what they offer if worst comes to
>> worst, and I found that BIRA is no longer taking members. Does anyone have
>> any idea what that means? It is beginning to suspiciously look like I will
>> have to rebuild the entire front end of the car to accommodate inferior
>> brakes, which really makes me grumpy. I do NOT want to do that, and would
>> prefer to buy new calipers for the new UFO rotors....
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