Hi guys! I think I know the answer to this question already, but I thought I would canvas a few opinions before I do something about it!
As you probably know, I use early (pre-1982) Alfasud front discs on the back of the Nova, complete with the handbrake mechanism. As you may also know, I have been having persistent problems with gearbox oil leaks on the offside halfshaft, which has resulted in brake pad contamination on this side. On top of this I have also suffered from the handbrake sticking on (reconditioned calipers
), which have on occasion allowed the brakes to cook a bit.
Now my offside disc has noticeable run-out when I rotate it by hand, and my final memories of driving the car before taking it off the road in January are of a distinct brake judder, particularly under heavy use.
With the possible exception of a bent halfshaft spider, I am assuming that the disc has warped, and I should be thinking about replacement? The warp extends around about a quarter of the disc, with the remainder appearing straight and true.
If replacement is required, I might as well do it while the rear suspension is all apart, as it is now. I see that Alfasud Spares have a stock of genuine factory discs (a tad pricey), but I also note that EBC sell new brake discs for the 'Sud as well, at a slightly cheaper price - and Justsuds price list shows a pair of front discs for £42!!! Are these still 2006 prices???
Any other suggestions or diagnoses?
PS - I should mention that I have pretty much cured the leak now (and I have changed the angle of the engine and gearbox too), and I have a new axle set of pads ready to put in.