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Old 04-21-2017, 09:38 AM
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I did the long bolt and springs mod on my RV-8A. However, one of the master cylinders developed a leak on top that required a rebuild. The rebuilt cylinders had enough "return" / recovery to eliminate the need for the springs. Kept the long bolts though. Note that the spring installation was not the cause of the leak; the shaft had deformed which allowed fluid to escape under heavy braking. Hopefully the long bolts will prevent the master cylinder from twisting, and reduce wear on the shaft.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:30 AM
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I did the long bolt and springs mod on my 7 and I still hear the brakes drag on occasion when I'm on a paved runway. But I just inspected the brakes and after 2 years and close to 300 landings, found very little wear on the shoes!
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:00 AM
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After playing with the brake springs way too long I've finally settled on my spring configuration. I ended up just using nylon washers and the 0.5" OD spring. The slightly larger spring actually looked bigger so I decided against it even though I had tracked down sleeves that would fit inside. Now I have a ton of parts I'm not going to use but at least I got to evaluate all the options. My configuration now looks like Bruce's.

If you are interested in any of these extra parts PM me.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:45 PM
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I did the long bolt and springs mod on my 7 and I still hear the brakes drag on occasion when I'm on a paved runway. But I just inspected the brakes and after 2 years and close to 300 landings, found very little wear on the shoes!
All disc brakes drag a little by design. There is no return spring on the caliper piston. This keeps the discs clean.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:48 PM
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If you just order the parts listed, they either changed part numbers or something happened because the formula in this thread doesn't work. The sleeves are perfect, they slip right inside the M/C. You need a spring with an ID of 5/8" of an inch. I got the bag of springs and basically have a bag of springs I'll never use now. OSH had some long ones that worked great, cut in half and tweaked at the ends. The wire thickness of .50 gauge wire spring seemed a lot more appropriate to me than the .41 or the .6?
Good middle of the road type.
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