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Old 01-06-2021, 02:12 PM
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Default Help identifying these brake calipers?

I have a Contemporary Classic, which should be using the Jag XKE suspension up front, including brakes. I understand in general the cars were fitted with Wilwood calipers on E-Type rotors. But they were also sometimes fitted with Dunlop or Girling calipers, possibly?

I am hoping someone can take a look at these photos and tell me what I have. I do not see any mfg. identifying information and the stamped numbers I find, I can not match up to anything in any parts catalogue.

These need to be replaced, so I'd like to know exactly what I have to make sure the replacement I order will fit and perform properly.

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They look like early Jag XJ/XJS calipers.
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Look like Jaguar XJS to me. Maybe do a search and compare pics to yours.
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I cannot open but if Jaguar get the Wilwood version and the attachment part for the application and be done with it. I converted my old CCX to Wilwood and never looked back. They were way better....

BTW you could also just source the Jag units but probably more $$$
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Those are XJ-6 calipers , not sure who made them or in house by Jag or British Leyland??
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I believe those are Girling Calipers. XJ6, XJ12, XJS.
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They do look like a similar design to the Girlings that I purchased from BGDevelopments in the UK. They make reproductions of the Cobra, Jag and other types of Girling brakes.

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those look like Etype arms and probably E type Brakes.....
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Default 4 pot front calipers

They look like XJ6/12 XJS

Jaguar fitted 3 pot calipers to about 1974 and then went to 4 pot from 1974 onwards. Any manufacturer will do as a replacement.

Not sure what they fitted to E types, but the wishbone looks like a E type.

Plenty of places in the uk will supply but postage will not be cheap as they are pretty heavy.

I’ve replaced mine a couple of years ago, and if I was to replace again I would look to aluminium as long as it had seals suitable to road use.

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They do look like XJS/XJ6 about $100 per if you keep your cores.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...b,caliper,1704

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Thank you all for the help/advice. They certainly look like XJ-6 to me, I'm glad that was mentioned because i had googled pics of XKE set ups and that didn't really seem to line up with what I had.

We just discovered the fronts have both seized open at some point along the way. Breaking was never very inspiring on this car. But I've effectively only had rear brakes for 'some' amount of time.

So for those reason I think I will try to find a more modern caliper, instead of going for direct replacements.

I know Wilwood is a popular choice on these cars for upgrading brakes. Does any one happen to know the model of those that would fit in place? It seems the XJ-6 mounting spacing is 3.5" so that is one limiting factor (it seems 'most' of their calipers are 5.25")
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I know Wilwood is a popular choice on these cars for upgrading brakes. Does any one happen to know the model of those that would fit in place? It seems the XJ-6 mounting spacing is 3.5" so that is one limiting factor (it seems 'most' of their calipers are 5.25")
The Superlite series have 3.5" mounts. They are also available using intermediate brackets. You may have to "adjust" for other rotor diameters.
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Default Contemporary front calipers

I have the following on my Contemporary Kit from 1996

New Wilwood NOS 120-3194R Superlite II A Caliper 1.38" Borex.81 Disc RH

New Wilwood NOS 120-3194L Superlite II A Caliper 1.38" Bore x.81 Disc LH

But I have the coli over front suspension which looks to be different than yours.

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I have the following on my Contemporary Kit from 1996

New Wilwood NOS 120-3194R Superlite II A Caliper 1.38" Borex.81 Disc RH

New Wilwood NOS 120-3194L Superlite II A Caliper 1.38" Bore x.81 Disc LH

But I have the coli over front suspension which looks to be different than yours.
Ah, thank you! At least from that starting point I can look at the Wilwood published dimensions/clearances and get some measurements to make sure they would fit my application.
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