'83 ol girl got some brake work

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What rear calipers are those? Do they have a cable actuated parking brake?
So the calipers are 1982 Cadillac Eldorado w built-in parking brake & the rotors are 93-97 Camaro rear rotors, machined to fit Toyota. Went w kit to save on headaches & parts search. Kit includes all brackets & stainless steel braided hoses that adapt caddie calipers to toyota hard line.
 
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15mm spacers came in few days ago. Can now use taller chrome lug nuts. Debating paint color for caps.
Bleed of rear brakes with speedy-bleeders made big difference but still need to re-bleed the fronts. Hoping no contamination or leaks and just have air in system.
Got supervisory assist from trusty sidekick.

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Had to adjust parking brake cable at center-bolt just right...then another bleed...and brakes great. Good balance with front & rear discs and LX450 master cylinder. I now have a reference and first-hand experience it's a good match for this setup.
Also did minor tune-up and she passed smog. Yay
Towed a small 13' trailer and all the work on cooling system and brakes really paid off.
She ran cool and NO overheating.
Rodded-out radiator and external aftermarket tacoma trans cooler made a huge difference. New oem water-pump, radiator cap, thermostat & belts & hoses (non-oem) were extra insurance.
Left camry transmission warmer in place (for cold winter weather) as hoses had already been cut so left as is and will trial that setup over winter.
 

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