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    9 inch disc conversion

    Hi folks,so I'm about to get my axle narrowed and built up it's old big bearing with slipper out of a Lincoln and am trying to decide what way to go with disc conversion am looking at the wilwood kit with e brake (shoes inside top hat) or to go with a more traditional setup like on a Granada....I like the tidy way the wilwood kit is but not sure about having shoes in my brake system kind of defeats the whole 'going modern' idea no ? Thoughts and your past experiences would be appreciated thanks ......complete wilwood kit including shipping and taxes etc is 650 quid

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    I do a few rear disc converstions.usually use a merc disc,and cosworth rear calipers.the merc discs sometimes need a pcd change,and the axle flanges sometimes need machining down slightly as they all seam to be different diameters

    All it then needs is a simple bracket to mount yhe caliper to the axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    I do a few rear disc converstions.usually use a merc disc,and cosworth rear calipers.the merc discs sometimes need a pcd change,and the axle flanges sometimes need machining down slightly as they all seam to be different diameters

    All it then needs is a simple bracket to mount yhe caliper to the axle.
    This is exactly what has been done to my 9". It's very simple and effective.

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    And mine - I used Scorpio discs & Calipers but merc discs fit better.

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    Thanks...so looking at the Sierra cosworth rear calipers 2wd 1986-90 for solid discs would these be correct ones?

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    I used VW t5 calipers on mine, proven to be up to the job and readily available and no stupid 'drum in a hat park brake' nonsense. Discs are (IIRC) '95-'05 Mustang Cobra vented units, same PCD as Ford 9inch. Plus (for me) calipers are common to some Audi's that are used for trackdays, which means race brake suppliers keep frames on the shelf so getting race brake pads made up is faster, easier and cheaper. Plus my tow vehicle is.........a VW t5. All good then.
    Cheers, Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test or Kill View Post
    I used VW t5 calipers on mine, proven to be up to the job and readily available and no stupid 'drum in a hat park brake' nonsense. Discs are (IIRC) '95-'05 Mustang Cobra vented units, same PCD as Ford 9inch. Plus (for me) calipers are common to some Audi's that are used for trackdays, which means race brake suppliers keep frames on the shelf so getting race brake pads made up is faster, easier and cheaper. Plus my tow vehicle is.........a VW t5. All good then.
    Cheers, Martin
    Having had a T5 Caravelle, I'm f***ed if I'm going to engineer any of that VAG unreliability into my build!

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    The best discs to use are Mercedes W123 type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buickiwi View Post
    Thanks...so looking at the Sierra cosworth rear calipers 2wd 1986-90 for solid discs would these be correct ones?
    yes for solid disc or granada estate calipers for vented discs and granada estate vented discs
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    Thanks fellas lots to consider ....by the way i forgot to mention the PCD will be Chevy 4.75 as we have fitted jag front end and I want to keep it all the same

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