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rotors se5a

Postby BRECH65 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:10 pm

hello, if someone can help
I would like to change the front rotors and calipers of my 1974 se5a; what options do I have if I want to upgrade them ? could I use rotors and calipers fom a donor car, even a recent one ? I read somewhere the Scimi is using Jaguar calipers ? what about the discs ? will discs and calipers made for a TR6 would fit ?
thanks for your help

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Re: rotors se5a

Postby greeny » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:35 pm

5as have tr6 disks on them.
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Re: rotors se5a

Postby peter freeman » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:17 pm

The 5's brakes are better than the 6's brakes and I think are well up to the job unless you want to sprint with the car. The callipers are also used on the P6 Rovers as well as others.
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Re: rotors se5a

Postby Mr Bridger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:18 pm

Hello Eric.

I've used Mintex pads with standard discs on a couple of classic cars and the improvement in stopping ability has been significant. I believe the 1144 compound is best for road use. I have no reason to believe that it would not be the same with a Scimitar, and I intend to find out when my pads need changing next. I recommend trying this first and seeing how you get on before going to the hassle & expense of changing the type of calipers & discs used.

However, I am afraid I cannot tell you what other cars use the same pads as a 5a to cross reference the Mintex fitment chart. Anyone know? :?:

In my opinion, and I know this is not shared by some, Green Stuff pads should be avoided. Nothing actually wrong with them, it is just that they really do not provide any better braking performance than the standard type, they just cost more. :w
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Re: rotors se5a

Postby GavinR » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:11 pm

Mintex pads are MGB522
I use 1155 compound on my SE5a for rallies, but I would agree 1144 is fine for normal road use

The same Girling 3 pot calipers were also used on Aston Martin V8's up to around 1982 !

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