Brake caliper/disc upgrade options

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Brake caliper/disc upgrade options

Post by Toecutter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:14 pm

Yo! Is anyone running a modern front brake setup on their SE5's of 1974 era? If so, what vehicles can you recommend for decent setup? Adaptation on any level, not a problem as can fab etc.
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Brake caliper/disc upgrade options

Post by peter freeman » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:32 pm

I think the 5 brakes are good enough - better than the 6's. Wilwoods will be the other option I would go for - got them on my MB.



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Brake caliper/disc upgrade options

Post by Toecutter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:57 pm

Ok cheers for the info. I'm still yet to drive it ye'see so I haven't experienced the stock braking system ( or scimitar driving at all :( ) I thought, whilst I have easy access to everything while the body is off and everything stripped down an upgrade would have been viable instead of rebuilding the girling calipers.

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Post by turboscim » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:21 am

Standard in top condition with good top brand pads [mintex,ferodo] probably o k for normal use.
For hard use 4 pot vented wilwoods with top pads.
For trackday I add cooling ducts to disc and caliper.
Most important is the pad make and compound.
IMHO.



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Post by Scimher » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:29 am

The '3-pot' Girlings were used on the Aston DB5 & other high performance cars of the era, I believe......My 5 has the original set-up with Goodridge hoses & the feel is brilliant. I'd save the energy & expense for other areas of renovation/improvement/upgrade etc.



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