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eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Bidz » Thu May 26, 2016 4:48 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252398079097

Has anyone bought one of this guy's kits?

What are people's thoughts? This looks very simple and retains a lot of original parts.
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby bmcecosse » Thu May 26, 2016 10:00 pm

Looks to be well done....let us know how you get on. Remember to take the 'top hat' seal out of the master cylinder...
 









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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby geezer » Sat May 28, 2016 11:02 am

As someone who has designed and built my own disc brake conversion for my Morris, it looks like a well executed kit. The price is right. What I don't see is the rotor size.

I used a 9.75" vented rotor and a Nissan caliper. The difference is stunning.

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

A disc brake conversion is worth it.
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Panky » Sat May 28, 2016 5:24 pm

I did consider one of these as they do seen to be well made and his feed back is 100%. It's a bit hit and miss with the final price and he only ever seems to put one set on at a time and never puts a BIN on, to keep the punters hungry I guess :) But then I started thinking about after sales back-up and looked at kits from the established suppliers, it started getting a bit expensive once you start adding a servo and a remote reservoir (not essential I know) So I opted for a set of Wolsey 1500 drums(9"), I bagged a set off eBay that had new cylinders and shoes for £150, took a couple of hours to fit and work brilliantly :D With standard 8" drums I could lock the wheels on a dry road so if you want better braking first consider spending your cash on putting more rubber on the road with a nice set of wider wheels otherwise you'll just end up locking the wheels up more easily with a super efficient braking system - just saying like :)
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Bidz » Sat May 28, 2016 6:36 pm

Bought 'em :shock:
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Panky » Sat May 28, 2016 6:37 pm

:D Now get some nice fat wheels and tyres :D ;)
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Panky » Sat May 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Had a sneaky look at the final price and you got a bit of a bargain there :)
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Bidz » Sat May 28, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks for the tips Panky :)
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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby bmcecosse » Sat May 28, 2016 6:48 pm

As above -the main problem is grip to the road with a relatively light car and miserable tyres.....not the brakes (unless the early 7" which are 'a bit limited' - but should still lock the wheels or there is something wrong them them!
 









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Re: eBay Disc Brake Kit

Postby Tatra603 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:19 pm

I don't like the 10mm spacer. This will make the offset incorrect. Probably done so that the caliper clears the wheel. I'd also like to know if the discs are standard or modified. It's nice to be able to go to the motor factors for replacements and not have to machine them. The standard hub doesn't have a spigot to locate the disc, so how do I know it will run concentric to the hub? I could go on.......
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