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Old 07-03-2017, 09:47 PM
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Default Where do I buy RV-12 brake pads and wheel bearings

I have a flying RV-12 that need new brake pads and wheel bearings. I can't seem to find these items on Van's web site. I've gone to Matco's site and there is no information about which products are for an RV-12. Where do I buy these items?
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:03 PM
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Here at Van's... brake pads at least. Here for wheel parts and bearings.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:15 PM
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I suggest that you contact MATCO directly -- tell them the components are for an RV-12. The sites listed above are for CLEVELAND and GROVE brakes. The RV-12 uses MATCO brake and wheel components. MATCO has a lining exchange program if you do not want to do the relining yourself.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:45 AM
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Here is Matco PN for the RV-12... Matco SWFT-1E - SwiftLine Kit for BE5 Brake (External Caliper).

See http://www.matcomfg.com/SwiftLineKit...v-3423-12.html
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:55 AM
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The Matco Number for the RV-12 brake assembly is MHE51B. Matco can sell you any parts you need based on that. They have an online store on their website, or you can call them. BTW, how did you determine you need new bearings?
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:38 AM
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I purchased new bearings for my RV12 from A&W Bearings in Dallas, TX.
Just give them the part number stamped on the old bearing and they will fix you up. Do a google search on them to get their information and call them tomorrow. They can usually send it out the same day.
There's probably a company that sells bearings in a city closer to you. I don't think there is anything aircraft specific about these bearings and they are probably used on lots of other things.
Good luck.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:45 AM
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Here at Van's... brake pads at least.
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I suggest that you contact MATCO directly -- tell them the components are for an RV-12. The sites listed above are for CLEVELAND and GROVE brakes. The RV-12 uses MATCO brake and wheel components. MATCO has a lining exchange program if you do not want to do the relining yourself.
Actually, the first link is for the correct brake pads. The set sold for the 1 and two place airplanes are the same pad/lining kit that Matco sells. It comes with a full set of short and long rivets so it can be used on any of the different manufacturers brake calipers.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:53 PM
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I've been using the Matco Swiftline deal. It's worked out really well for me.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:33 PM
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That Matco Swiftline deal looks terrific. I have 260 hrs on my 12 and the original pads still look like new, so I'm not sure when I will use them, but I will keep it in mind..........Tom
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:52 PM
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Actually, the first link is for the correct brake pads. The set sold for the 1 and two place airplanes are the same pad/lining kit that Matco sells. It comes with a full set of short and long rivets so it can be used on any of the different manufacturers brake calipers.
Yeah... those are the brake pads I installed on my 12 last year, so I know they're correct. My bad on the link for the wheels, I didn't notice they weren't the Marco wheels.
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