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Drums to Discs Conversion. what ya think.

Right lads.. here goes. I've pondered this for a while

I've got meself the rear axle off a 146 (and a driver's side headlamp) complete with disc's and calipers. brake compensator, springs & damper's.
think it was a 2000 car. btw anyone in Ireland with a recent parts cd. could I have a copy please mine's edition 29 .
Sorry back on topic..em complete axle that's it. right the trailing arms are different, I thought they where the same but the drum ones don not have the caliper mounting holes. So you need the hole swing arm. so my question is should I just renew any bushes in the 'new' axle and fit that, or just swap arms?
The spring have a preload so maybe the hole swap would be easier.. If lifting a whole axle is easier!!!
Opinion's/Experiences please. wink

Also the brake line's need a few new bit's... or could I get long braided pipes to go from the chassis to the caliper, rather than the metal-rubber-metal-rubber arrangment?

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2x 145, 4x 75, 4x Sprints,a 156, 146 now a 155
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Where did you knack that from then? Not the geezer in Killcock? He had one of those just lying around. Probably looking for the equivalent in mileage for it... bleedin' odd-ball.
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Fit the whole caboodle as a complete unit, it will be much, much easier! If changing bushes is easire off the car then now is the time to do so if you want.

Don't forget that now you have more rear end braking you may need to add more to the front to avoid the rear end locking up. The simplest way of doing this will be to fit the corresponding front brakes from the donor car or get a bigger disc kit.

I did a similar job to my Cavalier to get rear discs. Fortunately the rear beam on the Mk3 was the same size and shape as on a Mk2! I had to put the bigger front brakes on too.

See the hidden rear door handles on the new Civic: That's Honda leading the way in design...
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