Originally Posted by jkleev2
Fixed, ended up getting grooves cut into the bolt, still wouldn't screw in. I ended up getting angry and pounding it with a hammer and it is in there. Solved it the Jeremy Clarkson way.
Remove the caliper and bolts and throw them away. You should have stopped when you first had a problem fitting the bolts.
Order the correct caliper and bolt and do it properly. There is no strength at all in the damaged threads and that caliper see tremendous stress loads. That's why it is such a high grade bolt, fitted with thread locker and a specific torque setting.
The two Calipers are different. The Hunter/earlier RRC has a different brake set up to the later classics.
Rovers North should have known this so call em up and give em shit. Maybe they will give you a deal on the new set?
Even Clarkson knows better than to mess with the brakes.