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Old 3rd August 2009, 03:25 PM
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Default Disc brakes :-caliper orientation

Hi, I know this has been covered before but im about to make my rear uprights and need to know if the calipers sit at the top as on the donor or are they rotated 90degrees to be placed at the rear?
Thanks in advance Ray
oh and a few pics would be nice too
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Old 3rd August 2009, 03:51 PM
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G'Day Mate,
I would suggest that regardless of the caliper you use, you would fit it on which ever side would place the bleed nipple at the top.
Cheers, Matt
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Old 8th August 2009, 10:05 PM
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hi, asked the above a while ago has anyone fitted them and which way did you go ? top or rear pls someone any one
Ray
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Old 9th August 2009, 11:50 AM
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Ray,have you made the uprights? If not make them up and dont fit the center plate that fixes the bearing housing then you can turn it horizontal or vertical to suit your needs and or wheel combination.
I have drum uprights with 3GE adatpters to disc brake.

Hope this makes sense.
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Old 9th August 2009, 02:39 PM
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hi, and thanks im in the middle of making them and have made the bit that holds the bearing carrier from the original bit cut from the sierra wishbone,
I set it up on the lathe and have turned a 90mm spigot on it which wil rotate in the collar that goes in the tube.
im going to set it up on the chassis and swivel it about so it looks the best
I have done this as i remember it being an issue but couldnt remember the outcome
ill put up some pics of the upright components if anyone wants to see them
Ray
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Old 9th August 2009, 09:18 PM
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Some pics of the above
also been playing with the caliper orientation and its looking like 45 degrees rearward from vertical should be good
Ray
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Old 10th August 2009, 05:11 PM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/30468413@N03/3598377861/
Have a look at that.
It also depends on wheel size for clearance on the lower wishbone bolt,check were the handbrake cable will be routed and for fouling things and obviously easy operation of the handbrake.
The calipers in the picture are from an Audi TT rear.
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