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malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby LB_malaga » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:52 pm

Alright people,

Happy New Year and all that!!!

I just thought I’d upload some pics of my new front brakes. These are from a company called Jigsaw Racing in Corby, Northamptonshire. They’re a direct fit for the old triumph herald / gt6 hubs and uprights. As you can see from the pics they’re 4 pot calipers with ap racing ventilated discs and fast road pads. Since ive been daft and gone for a v8 I thought I’d need a little more stopping power than the crappy original triumph bits!!!

as you can see they're not quite on yet, still got to do all the pipe work as well!!! getting there...

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Re: malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby loffty » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:51 pm

nice ,,, how much ???did you cry or dance
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Postby LB_malaga » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:57 pm

they weren't too bad, the whole kit was 500. I was looking at the princess 4 pots, but by the time they've all been rebuilt and you add the discs, pads and hoses theres not a lot in it.
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Postby Paul S » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:42 pm

Thats interesting, they look identical to the Wilwood calipers ( with out the branding ) I fitted to my Daughters car. Lots of stopping power there mate :lol:

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Re: malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby snowy2 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:59 pm

very very interesting, i would have a hard time frying those brakes......but her indoors is never going to go for £500 for new brakes......just yet. :D
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Re: malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby LB_malaga » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:38 pm

hopefully these won't fry!!! my only worry is how to set it up, its going to have a capri rear axle with drums. so i'm thinking i'll need a brake bias valve for the back but then how do you know how much bias to put on??? the other thing i might conside is upgrading the capri axle to siera cossy rear discs, i've heard this can be done but i haven't looked into yet. Any thoughts on this would be great.

Snowy2, you can buy the bits individually, so you can spread it over a bit and hope she doesn’t notice ;) I got them from http://www.jigsawracingservices.co.uk/ who are based in Corby. They seem and great bunch of lads and were willing to help with anything even though I didn’t have a triumph! The other thing was that I went for these instead of Wilwoods because i thought ap were better, they’re probably not but hey!
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Re: malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby snowy2 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:20 pm

don't bother with rear discs the drums will be over powerful for your needs, a bias valve will be a good idea. ( as an idea of how much you need is when in the early 90's i was a mechanic for lotus the then new Elan had a bias valve for the rear brakes that meant that if you pressed as hard as you could on the brake pedal you could still turn the rear wheels by hand, you could only lock them with the hand brake.)
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Re: malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby LB_malaga » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:34 pm

Many thanks for the info snowy! I was thinking about something like this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Adjustable-Brake-Bias-Valve-For-Serious-Competition_W0QQitemZ190354942595QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2c5209ea83

But the only problem I still have is how do you work out how much to wind this kind of thing up? I still think because I have a v8 the rear wheels will not be able to lock up, but the drums could over heat because of the force and pressure being put through them. Do you think something like this is the right way to go or do you know of a better way to sort this problem???
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Re: malaga uprated brakes!!!

Postby snowy2 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:53 am

renaults and citroens often have load sensing valves to reduce braking as the rear lifts under heavy braking and to increase when carrying a load. however if the rear brakes dont lock under anything but heavy braking dont worry about it, a friend who rallys an Escort leaves the rear drums on and has no problems, most of the braking effort comes from the front discs, as the rear drums heat up they will be less likely to lock up....so problem solved. you could fit a limiting valve to the rear brakes to stop the rear brakes locking in normal driving use if it is a problem, trial and error will tell you the setting, but to be honest you may be looking for a problem that wont exist in reality, unless you have experienced the rear wheels locking under firm normal braking of course.
When as an MOT tester i have tested cars in which the rear brakes didn't work at all and the owners were completely unaware, even arguing with me that is was impossible to have a car with no rear brakes and not notice!
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