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Hope everyone is doing well!
I had to search through a variety of posts to get info when installing my Wilwood 11.75" BBK, so I figured I'd make a video on it to help others out in the future.
You can watch it here:
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A great video, THANKS for taking the time to get involved.
 
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Notes -

1. You can save a lot of time by "not" installing all of the hat to rotor fasteners initially. Two or three is all that's needed. Then start installing the rest, with the Loctite placed, but do not torque yet. Once all of the fasteners are installed, THEN complete the torqeing operation (in a criss-cross pattern).

2. Test fitting the caliper. One thing not noted... Go relatively slowly while installing and removing the lock (AN, Aerospace parts) nuts. The faster these "locking" nuts are turned, excessive heat will build up. This heat can damage the coating and if done with a speed wrench or faster, can actually damage the locking feature of the nuts.

3. You DO NOT want to "slam"...on the brakes while bedding in the pads. You want to push firmly to create some heat. Follow Wilwoods bedding instructions for the best results.

Otherwise a good video.

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Notes -

1. You can save a lot of time by "not" installing all of the hat to rotor fasteners initially. Two or three is all that's needed. Then start installing the rest, with the Loctite placed, but do not torque yet. Once all of the fasteners are installed, THEN complete the torqeing operation (in a criss-cross pattern).

2. Test fitting the caliper. One thing not noted... Go relatively slowly while installing and removing the lock (AN, Aerospace parts) nuts. The faster these "locking" nuts are turned, excessive heat will build up. This heat can damage the coating and if done with a speed wrench or faster, can actually damage the locking feature of the nuts.

3. You DO NOT want to "slam"...on the brakes while bedding in the pads. You want to push firmly to create some heat. Follow Wilwoods bedding instructions for the best results.

Otherwise a good video.

Mike
Duly noted! "Slam" was definitely not the right word to use there and I didn't bed my pads by slamming them haha. Thanks!
 
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Very good info - thanks to all who have posted thus far.
 
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