Installed wilwoods have a couple of Q's

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  1. Turbo70Camaro

    Turbo70Camaro Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Okay just put these on today and the castle nut goes to far in for the cotter pin to engage the nut correctly, it actually barely captures the nut. I tried backing the nut off to have the cotter pin sit perfect but I can move the rotor back and forth to much. Can I add a washer to space the nut out or is something wrong.

    My other question is the centering of the caliper in relation to the rotor, wilwood supplies shims but what are the chances that I dont need to use them. The rotors seem centered to my eyes ? I know the shims go between the mount and caliper but does a flat washer or lock washer go behind the bolts.

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    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    When I installed the Dyno-lites on my car I measured the gap with feeler gauges and split the difference.
    0.040" each side give or take a thou was what I came up with on the Wilwood kit. Shims were used for spacing only.
     
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    Philip Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sometimes washers are needed.

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    Not quite the way I read it Phillip but same engineering applies, sometimes a washer lines chit up. Use a hardened on in the case of the spindle.
     
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    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes, the Wilwood shims are SS. Measured and by hand tight then torqued and re-measured and re-adjusted till perfect.
    Time consuming but results were well worth it.
     
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    are you talking about the spindle nut?
     
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    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just for the record I'm replying to the caliper vs rotor clearance.
     
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    Philip Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    you are right I misread it
     
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    Bingo, the castle nut for the rotor guys.
     
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    There are two different kits for the Wilwood hubs. The spindle, bearing and hub have to match of course.
    Is it possible that they are miss matched somehow so that the bearing is sinking in too far?
    Which kit are you using and what year is the spindle?
     

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