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Author: Subject: Escort live axle disc conversion
ttalps2000

posted on 20/4/20 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
Escort live axle disc conversion

Has anyone here done a disc conversion on a mk1/2 live axle using either VW golf calipers or MX5 rear calipers? The sierra calipers are mega money and very heavy! Had a look through the search and cant find anything on the live axles.

Cant seem to find any brackets on ebay etc.

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Rich J

posted on 20/4/20 at 09:19 AM Reply With Quote
I made my own for both MX5 and Golf calipers - this is MX5 using Fiesta discs



Since then I've gone back to the standard 8" drums.

Far less bother, just as efficient and actually lighter - something less than 500g difference for the pair

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ttalps2000

posted on 20/4/20 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
How did you mount the discs to the hubs in the end?
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Rich J

posted on 20/4/20 at 11:42 AM Reply With Quote
The flange on the half-shaft was turned down until the disc slid over




The brackets I made for the Golf caliper were ally and bolt on


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ttalps2000

posted on 20/4/20 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
ok! do you have a drawing for the bracket on the VW calipers?
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Rich J

posted on 20/4/20 at 02:09 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry no - best I can do is a photo as I tend to make stuff up as I go along!



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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 20/4/20 at 02:39 PM Reply With Quote
Yes I have I bought vw calipers of eBay last year 80 for the pair brand new with carriers and fitted fiesta discs smart four for rear pads slight adjustment to the pads and aftermarket bolt on caliper brackets from eBay as said the halfshafts need to be turned down but not much can use a little grinding wheel

[Edited on 20/4/20 by ian locostzx9rc2]

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ttalps2000

posted on 20/4/20 at 02:41 PM Reply With Quote
do you have the item number for the brackets? I cant seem to locate any!
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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 20/4/20 at 03:10 PM Reply With Quote
Try mk2mania they sell the bolt on brackets for 20 you will also need the spacers to replace the rear brake drum back plates
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lsdweb

posted on 20/4/20 at 07:05 PM Reply With Quote
I did this with Peugeot, Citroen calipers years ago. I'll find a link if I can.
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lsdweb

posted on 20/4/20 at 07:08 PM Reply With Quote
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=showphoto&photo=2P1010025.JPG
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