Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Running gear
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 24th March 2010, 06:57 AM
carlknight1982's Avatar
carlknight1982 carlknight1982 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flitwick Mk45
Posts: 320
Default

been watching this with intrest as im fitting up my brakes this weekend!

did you use the seight cable of the westfield shop adrian?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 28th March 2010, 09:31 AM
adrianreeve adrianreeve is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 401
Default

Carl

Sorry, I forgot to reply to this one! I used the seiw one at 22. I found that if you fit it to the plate at the rear o the tranny tunnel, then cross the cables over so they make an x over the diff, then the cable ends fit onto the calipers perfectly. I've used rubber lined p clips to secure the outer cables to the top of the chassis rails above the rear suspension. I've madeit sound much more complicated than it is, if you get the cable in your hands, it just kind of falls into place. By the way, I took dogwood's advice and slotted the holes in the mounting plate, meaning you can fit the cable much easier, and without having to cut it. Hope that helps.

Adrian
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 22nd May 2010, 10:45 PM
Josh's Avatar
Josh Josh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bromley
Posts: 160
Default

Oh bugger... I've just red this!!!!!!!! I brought my rear uprights from 3GE over a year ago now, had no idea....

What are my options? I have access to a decent milling machine so cutting the welds off *could* be done but its a huge amount of effort

Could just buy new ones with the right angle and suffer the cost...

Is there deffinatly no way it can be done with the plates as per the book in the vertical position?

Josh
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 23rd May 2010, 08:38 AM
Bonzo's Avatar
Bonzo Bonzo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 3,321
Default

Hi Josh

3GE do a drum to disc brake adapter plate

3GE disc adapter

This may help you to work around your problem
__________________
I am not a complete idiot...........Some of the parts are missing !!
Ronnie

www.roadster-builders.co.uk

Last edited by Bonzo : 23rd May 2010 at 08:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 23rd May 2010, 10:27 AM
james3004's Avatar
james3004 james3004 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Haddenham, Cambridge
Posts: 479
Default

I think someonse said you can mount them upside down on opposite sides?
__________________
--- James ---

IVA passed 20 June 2017
Flickr Album
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 24th May 2010, 10:42 PM
Tony Tony is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northam, Devon
Posts: 18
Default

I was searcing the web for the exact same problem, I have hit lucky though, my uprights were from AS motorsport, and they are slightly different design, the mounting plate portion is totally round, so I have found that I can just rotate my bearing carrier to the desired position, punch, drill, and tap, et voila I get the calipers in a better position

couldnt for the life of me work out how on earth you got that handbrake cable to route and actually work in the designed way of the book, not that the book covers much regarding the braking section anyway
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 25th May 2010, 06:19 AM
Matthew Matthew is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Liphook, Hampshire
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh View Post
Oh bugger... I've just red this!!!!!!!! I brought my rear uprights from 3GE over a year ago now, had no idea....

What are my options? I have access to a decent milling machine so cutting the welds off *could* be done but its a huge amount of effort

Could just buy new ones with the right angle and suffer the cost...

Is there deffinatly no way it can be done with the plates as per the book in the vertical position?

Josh
Exactly the problem I had - and I bought a new set from 3GE as I didn't fancy mounting the calipers upside down. Now all I need to do is find someone who'd like to buy a set of the book spec ones.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 25th May 2010, 08:15 AM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,333
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony View Post
couldnt for the life of me work out how on earth you got that handbrake cable to route and actually work in the designed way of the book, not that the book covers much regarding the braking section anyway
does the book car use drums?

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost 4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 25th May 2010, 09:21 AM
carlknight1982's Avatar
carlknight1982 carlknight1982 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flitwick Mk45
Posts: 320
Default

yeah the book car uses rear drums
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 25th May 2010, 03:05 PM
drury318 drury318 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Scunthorpe
Posts: 145
Default

The book car uses drums & if you use the same setup from the donor, with perhaps smaller wheel cyls from an escort as I did, you shouldn`t have any problems with brake distribution. The Iva tester who checked mine said everything calculated spot on, not that I could decipher it, he also added that a common problem is people using rear brakes that are TOO good,typically rear discs, thus upsetting the distribution figures etc. I can only imagine the trouble you may have trying to check whether your brakes are too good or not good enough at home, or even worse to sort out a fail afterwards. I took the view it was hard enough to pass the IVA anyway without making it harder for myself, best to keep it simple and modify later if you must.
Dennis
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.