cheers once again for all the pep talk guys, it really does help a lot
decided this afternoon to cheer myself up by tackling the front brakes that will be going on the sud.
have had the parts for a while but intended to get an engineering shop to make me some brackets.
in my "current economic climate"
(don't you hate that phrase
) i decided to have a go myself, how hard can it be
pretty trciky is the answer
getting everything to line up and miss everything else is a right old juggling act, but i'm happy with the way it is coming along.
pics show the process for making the mount. first make in cardboard as it's easy to start again. then did it in thin steel to test the alignment in something a bit more rigid.
once happy with that i chopped it out in 6mm thick steel.
have to make up the spacers to bring it all in line but that's going to be pretty easy.
happy with my afternoons work
just got to make another one for the other side, a mirror image sort of
discs are for a fiat coupe 16V turbo, 284mm diameter so a little bigger than the standard 33 ones.
4 pot calipers are from a nissan 200 sx turbo
pads are ebc yellowstuff ones, which were bloody expensive! but they are supposed to be good for track days but still have good bite from cold so should cover all the usage that the sud will eventually get
i know some folks will find the use of nissan calipers a bit odd instead of brembos or the alfa equivilant but these ones are much smaller calipers with only a cm or so less pad surface area over the brembo pad. pad part number is actually the same as the subaru impreza wrx and the nissan skyline aparantly so should have no problem stopping a little sud, even though it's going to be a heavy sud as shrew says
best thing for me though is they should
be useable with 15" rims