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Daf

posted on 25/4/15 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
Ford rear disk conversion

Evening all!

I've had some brackets laser cut to mount MX5 rear calipers to sierra rear hubs, these clear my 13inch wheels with plenty of space and use fiesta Mk1/2 221mm front disks.

I had these cut for myself but it was the same price for two for me or 28, so I got 28 made! I'm not looking to make any money really just seems a shame for them to sit on my garage floor when others could use them.

I wont lie - they're a b****r to fit as the caliper carrier bolts sit between the bracket and where it mounts to the sierra hub so you need to put disk and caliper on together, it's not a problem but you really need 3 hands! (Or two hands and a lot of swearing like I just did!)

You do have to grind a little away from the back of the caliper carrier, about 1mm or so, also I'm running the calipers upside down so that it's a better route for the handbrake cable - makes caliper bleeding more difficult. They will mount the right way round on the bracket if you want.

10 per pair + P+P, I'll also be at Stonleigh (Sun) so save on the P+P if you want







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Dick

posted on 25/4/15 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
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snapper

posted on 26/4/15 at 07:09 AM Reply With Quote
Put a set aside for me pls
I'll PM and we can work out postage
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Rosco86

posted on 26/4/15 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
So you still use the std sierra disc? Very interested, whats the weight difference between the sierra caliper and the mx5 caliper?
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Daf

posted on 26/4/15 at 08:10 AM Reply With Quote
snapper - one set put aside with your name on

Rosco86 - I'm using Fiesta front disks, I dont know about the weight but I couldnt get the sierra set up to fit under my 13 inch minilites so I came up with this solution

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se7ensport

posted on 26/4/15 at 11:03 AM Reply With Quote
Is this a disc to disc or drum to disc conversion? if it uses the drum hubs I'm potentially interested.
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Daf

posted on 26/4/15 at 11:30 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by se7ensport
Is this a disc to disc or drum to disc conversion? if it uses the drum hubs I'm potentially interested.


Mine was a drum set up before - you might need to have the hubs turned down to get the disk to fit over them though, I believe there is more than one kind of hub - I'm no Ford parts bin expert it's just what I read when doing the research for this

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se7ensport

posted on 26/4/15 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
I'll take a pair, u2u me Paypal address and price to post.

Cheers
Alex

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Dino

posted on 29/4/15 at 10:38 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by se7ensport
I'll take a pair, u2u me Paypal address and price to post.

Cheers
Alex


Was the conversion easy?

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Daf

posted on 29/4/15 at 10:55 AM Reply With Quote
It's a bolt on conversion, the only things you need to do are remove some metal from the back of the calliper - about 1 to 2mm. I did this with a flap wheel on the grinder but it would be better to do it with a miller.

Also from what I understand there are two types of ford hub - the fiesta disk will go onto one of them no problem the other needs to be turned down as the diameter is a bit big. other than that it all just bolts together

Cheers

Daf

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Dino

posted on 29/4/15 at 11:00 AM Reply With Quote
Sounds simple enough and maybe something worth looking at in the darker months.

I gather U will be at Stoneleigh?
Hopefully we can meet-up and I can grab a pair.

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Daf

posted on 29/4/15 at 11:06 AM Reply With Quote
Yep I'm there on the Sunday, I'll U2U you my phone number and you can give me a shout
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mazie

posted on 29/4/15 at 11:38 AM Reply With Quote
Ill take a pair, wont be at stoneleigh even though i live 5 minutes away, unless you done mind me collecting from outside the park?
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djtom

posted on 29/4/15 at 12:31 PM Reply With Quote
Yes please, I'll take a pair. Will need posting though, so I'll send a U2U to sort the details out.

Thanks
Tom

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Daf

posted on 29/4/15 at 12:31 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mazie
Ill take a pair, wont be at stoneleigh even though i live 5 minutes away, unless you done mind me collecting from outside the park?


Yep no worries, you can drive into the car park for free so I'll U2U you my number and you can give me a call - I can meet you in the car park sometime during the day

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mazie

posted on 29/4/15 at 03:18 PM Reply With Quote
Thats Ace thanks chap. What day/days are you going?
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cs3tcr

posted on 29/4/15 at 05:30 PM Reply With Quote
Daf,
A bit OT, but can you tell me the size and thread pitch of the caliper bracket bolts? I picked up a set of Miata brakes for my car, but didn't get the bolts to mount them.

Thanks,
Rod

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Daf

posted on 29/4/15 at 06:35 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cs3tcr
Daf,
A bit OT, but can you tell me the size and thread pitch of the caliper bracket bolts? I picked up a set of Miata brakes for my car, but didn't get the bolts to mount them.

Thanks,
Rod


No worries, they're M10x1.25

Cheers

Daf

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plus2s

posted on 30/4/15 at 02:19 PM Reply With Quote
Rear brake conversion

Hi will take a pair please. I will be at Stoneleigh on Sunday

Cheers, Paul

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Daf

posted on 30/4/15 at 05:53 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by plus2s
Hi will take a pair please. I will be at Stoneleigh on Sunday

Cheers, Paul


U2U sent

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stevepj

posted on 1/5/15 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
I'll take a pair too please.
Will be at Stoneleigh all weekend.
Cheers

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ChrisL

posted on 13/11/15 at 10:12 PM Reply With Quote
Have you got any pairs left? If so I'd like a pair...
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Daf

posted on 14/11/15 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ChrisL
Have you got any pairs left? If so I'd like a pair...


Sorry they've all gone, the last few went on ebay a couple of weeks ago.

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ChrisL

posted on 15/11/15 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
Shame, thanks for letting me know that they'd gone.
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Daf

posted on 15/11/15 at 12:12 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ChrisL
Shame, thanks for letting me know that they'd gone.


If we could get another 15 people together I would be more than happy to get another batch made up.

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