Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Surrey, England
Re: Sand blasting
The outboard discs, from the XJ40, didn't arrive until part way through 1993 so early facelift cars, like mine, still have the inboard units. It has been popular to put X300/XK8 hubs on to racing XJSs - you just need to shim the space where the disc went and allow for the outer fulcrum pin changing to a metric size. But on the track you don't need to care about the handbrake which is a bit more of a challenge come MOT time.
Instead of trying to fabricate a handbrake system I was able to get a complete axle from a late 1993 XJS which has all the bits I need. Since the calipers and discs that came with it were completely shot I went for the X300 brake upgrade as well.
I'm just praying that it will all fit together and that the ABS will remain functioning.