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Author: Subject: F27 rear disc brake upgrade
Plunky

posted on 26/11/16 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
F27 rear disc brake upgrade

Hi,
Looking to upgrade the rear drums to Calipers/discs on my F27.
I already have a set of Sierra calipers.
Can anyone assist me in identifying which kit to buy please?
There seem to be a lot on eBay, just unclear what I actually require. A bolt on kit would be preferred.
Thanks,
Liam

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Ugg10

posted on 26/11/16 at 04:48 PM Reply With Quote
Have a look on eBay for either caprisport or oldphonebloke, he sells brackets for the English axle and Sierra calipers. Also oldfordautos do them. I managed to use the Sierra discs and calipers on my Anglia with an English axle, this is a pretty standard conversion. But beware the escort, Capri and Anglia are slightly different.

[Edited on 26/11/16 by Ugg10]





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ragindave

posted on 26/11/16 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
Hello Is this for an IRS F27?
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Plunky

posted on 26/11/16 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
It has a live rear axle, English or atlas (if there is any difference)
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ragindave

posted on 26/11/16 at 05:12 PM Reply With Quote
The IRS F27 is Sierra based I had some info for you if yours was IRS.
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Ugg10

posted on 26/11/16 at 05:39 PM Reply With Quote
English diff and atlas are different. Iirc English diff loads from the front, atlas has a removable rear plate.

Worth asking why you are wanting rear discs, on a light car drums are usually plenty good enough and rear discs will over brake the rear making it a handful.

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ali f27

posted on 26/11/16 at 06:10 PM Reply With Quote
Hi i put willwood 4 pots on mine think they use fiesta discs would still do it again but have to say i had to gear the handbrake up to get it to mot standard and i now have very pretty rear brakes but a crap handbrake and no better braking on the rear than i had with drums. Have a look at rally design web site for reference Cheers Ali
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ali f27

posted on 26/11/16 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
By the way those sierra calipers will be heavier than the drum brake set up.
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Plunky

posted on 27/11/16 at 10:57 AM Reply With Quote
I'm totally aware of the performance implication, if I'm honest it's mainly for asthetics...
I'm not aware of it having a negative effect on performance though. With the correct use of a brake bias valve I should be able to get a decent brake performance

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Plunky

posted on 27/11/16 at 10:59 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ugg10
English diff and atlas are different. Iirc English diff loads from the front, atlas has a removable rear plate.

Worth asking why you are wanting rear discs, on a light car drums are usually plenty good enough and rear discs will over brake the rear making it a handful.

[Edited on 26/11/16 by Ugg10]


Thanks for that bit of info. I believe I have an Atlas axle then as there is a plate on the rear

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Plunky

posted on 27/11/16 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
Would this kit work?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221204325312

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