WATCH: RESTORING ’93 BATHURST WINNER’S BRAKE CALIPERS

Jack Perkins shows how to restore a set of Harrop Engineering rear brake calipers. Pic: YouTube / Perkins Engineering

THE latest episode on Perkins Engineering’s YouTube channel shows the restoration process for a key part of the 1993 Bathurst 1000-winning Holden Commodore VP.

Jack Perkins takes us through what is involved in stripping the anodising off a set of Harrop Engineering aluminium rear brake calipers, plus the detail work and polishing that takes place prior to them being re-anodised to a period-correct color.

He also talks through some of the identifying details that point to one of the calipers being the same one that was on the car when the team sold it at the end of the 1993 season.

The car’s history – highlighted by its famous victory at Mount Panorama with Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford – will feature in our upcoming book Perkins Engineering: The Cars – 1986-2008, running through the history of every touring car built by the team.

The limited-edition collector’s book is currently available for pre-order in the V8 Sleuth Bookshop.

Watch the full episode in the player below!

Click HERE to watch more episodes on Perkins Engineering’s YouTube channel.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.