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Postby qwertyhenry » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:36 pm

whats the best way to get disc brakes on the my traveller and keep the same pcd , and that I could do myself :D
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Re: diy disc brakes

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:59 am

There are various bodge jobs that slide discs over the Minor hub studs.....but frankly I don't think they are a great idea.... You should have grabbed the 9" drums when I had them for sale !
 









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Postby jonathon H » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:57 pm

Just buy a disc brake kit ! :D
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Re: diy disc brakes

Postby geezer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:57 pm

qwertyhenry wrote:whats the best way to get disc brakes on the my traveller and keep the same pcd , and that I could do myself :D


There is a good DYI disc brake for the Morris Minor using Nissan Sentra parts. I just completed the conversion. I went ahead and installed the DIY 4 wheel disc brakes. The front uses Midget disc brake hubs. The option I chose is 9.75" front and 9" rear. Send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I'll send you the information with drawings for the brackets, bill of materials, and instructions. Here are a couple of links.

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cadurni ... t=3&page=1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133435255@N08/

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Postby Plin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:18 pm

:D Welcome to our friendly forum Charlie - thanks for the links and the info about your brake conversion in your newsletter.
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Postby Panky » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:18 pm

Hi Charlie and welcome :)
That is a very impressive piece of engineering and a lovely looking car, what's under the bonnet if I may ask
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Postby geezer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:45 pm

Panky wrote:Hi Charlie and welcome :)
That is a very impressive piece of engineering and a lovely looking car, what's under the bonnet if I may ask


Panky,

It's just a lowley 1098 form a Midget. Runs great. When it shoots craps I have a 1275 and a 3.90 diff. The car runs and drives so good I hate to disturb anything.

The difference with the DIY disc brake conversion is startling. Glad I did the conversion.
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Postby Panky » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:09 pm

If it ain't broke don't fix it - I wish I could live by that mantra ;)
Looks like there's plenty of rubber on the road to take full advantage of those brakes too 8)
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Postby geezer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Panky,

Unfortunately, leaving things alone is a not in my genes. If I think it can be improved it will be improved. I like a challenge. Sometimes it works out and sometimes not.

The DIY brake conversion is completely reversible if the next owner is a purist.

Yep plenty of rubber with 185-65x14 tires. With the disc brakes I can lock up all 4. Balance is spot on.
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Postby woodywoodchipper » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:54 pm

Hi, and welcome,

interesting concept, but i have to ask what is a sentra as i don't think we have that model in uk,

but it may have a different name here,

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Postby qwertyhenry » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:53 pm

I think its a Nissan
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Postby woodywoodchipper » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:16 pm

numpty, :violent1: I know its a nissan just cannot get a cross reference for euro model,
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Re: diy disc brakes

Postby geezer » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:23 pm

I believe it's called a Sunny in other markets. The 200SX also uses the same parts. I used 1996 as the target date for the parts. The parts were used for several years.

I had some questions about the fit within the stock Morris 14" wheels. I did do a test fit with one wheel and it cleared the caliper, however, I also found one wheel where the caliper touched. Since the brackets are designed to have the pads touch the rotor as far out as possible, I would just relocate the holes for the caliper in enough to get clearance of the wheel. There is plenty on braking surface on the rotor for the caliper to be moved in.

My car has 14" alloy wheels so there is mountains clearance on those wheels.
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Postby woodywoodchipper » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:06 pm

thank you , we have the sunny and the 200sx, give me something to look out for,

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Re: diy disc brakes

Postby qwertyhenry » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:31 pm

well numpty here I think it was a people carrier :drunken:
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