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Brake setup done! Pics!!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by AmDaMan, 23 May 2006.

  1. AmDaMan

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    Hey up, after lots of grief from dodgy bolts, locking wheel nuts and bad weather i've finally finished the setup! Steps below;

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    Rnault 21 Turbo calipers as they started out, had them free'd up at a garage, and the coated in hammerite.


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    Brackets, made to detailed plans by Simons mate.


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    Gf, having a go at one of the wheel nuts ha ha.


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    Cheap tool casualty :(
     
  2. AmDaMan

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    Ultra gay torx head bolt didn't want to come off so it was faced with a chisel and hammer.


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    Mole grips on the brake line as it didn't want to come off!


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    Old Vs New disk retaining bolt!!


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    Nasty old brake setup (this setup realy was crap).
     
  3. AmDaMan

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    Getting the arsey caliper bolts off the old setup, that were torqued too tight.


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    Shiney new 285mm x 21mm, vented disc.


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    Copper slip applied so the disc wont sieze to the hub again.


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    Washers placed so the bolt didn't go through the caliper and touch the disc. Also this type of bolt was extremely hard to find, and could only get it in this length, hence the washers. Also one one side I needed a washer between the bracket and hub but not on the other which leads me to believe it's a bracket problem.
     
  4. Violent-J

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    I'd hit it.







    Na j/k lol, that looks good dude, great job.

    EDIT: You say it's a vented disc, isn't a vented disc one with holes or ridges in?
     
  5. AmDaMan

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    Loctite applied to all bolts.


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    Torqing all the bolts to the right ft/lb.


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    Pads in place :)


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    Temorary seal made with old boots and a bendy washer, to protect the slider pin.
     
  6. AmDaMan

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    Finished product.


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    Before :eek:


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    After! Excuse the poor wheel condition!


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    Again the wheels are messed up but will be refurbed shortly.

    Violent - J, those are grooved discs.

    So was this worth all the grief? Hell yeah. The braking compared to the old setup is immense. They bite a bit hard and locked today in the wet which was scary because I wasn't used to it. Went on to some dry road earlier and the stopping power is superb!! Deffinately worth all the effort!
     
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  7. MrMatteh

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    looks nice.

    but yeh, get those wheels refurbed!

    is it a valver btw?
     
  8. AmDaMan

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    Not a valver yet ;) Just a 1.4 but as soon as find a decent engine it will become a valver :D
     
  9. MrMatteh

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    norty norty with those badges ;)
     
  10. AmDaMan

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    which badges?
     
  11. MrMatteh

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    thought i could see a 16v badge on your side skirt...

    (sorry to derail this so early :/)
     
  12. AmDaMan

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    it says 1.4 on the bump strip :D
     
  13. Fulcrum

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    Vented is when the disc surfaces are split for ventilation instead of solid like your rear discs most likely are.
    The old discs here look solid.


    Is that normal hammerite on the calipers?
     
  14. Simon

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    Glad it's gone together well.

    Them brackets certainly look well machined don't they. :)
     
  15. refuzion

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    Whats with the gloves man? REAL men don't wear gloves. :p
     
  16. Lowe

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    Top stuff. Hope you've not been anchoring em on too hard - need to bed everything in first!
     
  17. Guybrush

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    That's it - get the woman working! :p
     
  18. Nazbit

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    Looking good my friend, didnt think you were ever going to get that locking nut off at one point :D

    Go easy on them for a while though eh, I nearly learnt that the hard way!!
     
  19. AmDaMan

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    That hammerite is the direct to rust one.

    Yeah the brackets turned out great, if he can make brackets like that you really could add any caliper to any setup. Getting the exact measurements could prove hard for a novice though.

    Yeah i'm letting em bed in, don't worry. As for that nut, neither did I! I was so happy when that came off :D