Filled the diff with oil, and rear beam and centre mount bolted on.
Rear arms are at the machine shop getting the bearings and hubs pressed in, also having some M6 holes drilled and tapped to fix the disc splash plate, as I didn’t have them already.
Got the brake pipes and brake bias valve fitted on the rear beam, and the Diff bracket bolted onto car. The rear arms are now ready for me to collect with all the hubs ect pressed in and splash guards fitted, should be collecting Monday…
Disc brake lovely-ness.. meant to post this Sunday, but I seem to have been taken out by food poisoning.. family get togethers eh! Anyway after a 14hr sleep I seem to not need a bucket.. anyway, I digress..
Splash guards/discs and carriers working in perfect harmony ?
Only slight hiccup is I must have ordered the ‘upgraded discs’ that need a small spacer between the carrier and arm. Luckily I have lots of that type of thing. Only thing now is the mounting bolts are too short at 20mm, need to be 25mm. Might have to buy some MK4 golf ones @ 30mm and cut them down. If anyone has a part number to a bolt that is the right length to start with, im all ears!
Plus a less sexy but just as important shot of the new studs in the cat converter
Yep that’s were I got most of the info to do this ? apart from the splash guards which ingot from another thread. Couldn’t see any mention of different caliper carrier bolts though? I’ll likely cut down some MK4 ones, as they have the ‘shoulder’ on them.
I seem to remember that I used the original bolts, however it was a very long time ago so I can’t say with any certaincy
bnw if you wish to add the part numbers etc of the new backplate(s) to my original thread I would be very grateful as the originals are no longer available
ill sort that in a sec.
Things have been moving on.. New brake master, new brake pipes run underneath. Front and mid section of prop fitted, exhaust and cat refitted. Rear beam completely built back up and ready to bolt on! Hopefully Sat or Sun for that job.
its getting nearer!!
Sometimes you just need more length….
Stock MK2 bolts only had about 2-3 threads engagement due to the spacer I used. So had to track down some longer ones of the same thread pitch. Only ones I could find were off a MK4, but they were 3mm too long. Picked up a set of 4 from VW for £4 chopped off 3mm and hey presto!
Looking good Lloydy. Did the splash guards require much modification? Did the holes line up or did you have to fabricate/drill to make them fit?
Ta, nothing too difficult. Just like it is in the pics I posted, my arms didn’t have any holes for disc brake backplates just the big ones for drum backplates. I drilled and tapped 3 new smaller holes, so, no the holes don’t line up.
Take your time marking up the arm to fit them as you want the disc centered nicely, it would kill my OCD if the backplate was slightly off.. 😀
Are the “upgraded discs” 12mm thick by any chance?
btw my original post over the disc conversion (where I asked you to post the part nrs of the new backplates) was transferred from the original site, which is now read only, which could explain why you couldn’t post there?
I reckon they must be, haven’t measured but that can be the only answer. I didn’t mean to get them but I guess I wrote down the wrong numbers. All good though as i ended up with a better disc. As for being unable to post, I just find sometimes the forum doesn’t let me post. Normally lasts 2-3 days then it’s ok again. part numbers are on the brake topic now, along with a few pics
wow this is looking fab!
OK, thats strange about the posting, btw the discs look to be 12mm, a bit more substantial than 10mm (1CM ) thick