Front calipers and discs on a se5a

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Front calipers and discs on a se5a

Post by BRECH65 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:11 pm

Hello

I would like to put new calipers (and discs as well) on my 1974 se5a as they are completely worn with bad seals and in need of some new parts, as I am trying to restore the complte brake system; I found some discs on the web quite easily (from TR6 it seems) and also quite rather cheap calipers but don't know if they will fit. Do you have any advice or a prefered combination of discs + calipers that you can spot on the web as it seems cheaper than buying to an established classic car dealer like Graham Walker ?
I found these : https://brakeparts.co.uk/shop/RELIANT/S ... s/BCA0306G

but it says Scimitar GTE 66-71 and mine is a 74...

Can I put them ?

What do you think of it ?
I am only driving the car a few weeks per year and do not need high quality part, so the cheapest the better

Thanks a lot for your advice

Best,

Eric, France



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Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:24 pm

That looks to be the correct calliper for all GTEs up to 1976.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:56 pm

Bought the same from them myself for my se5a, decent stuff to be honest with you and handily are but 15 minutes from my office, try to get ferrodo pads for them I find them much better feel and performance than TRW and EBC ones myself


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:39 pm

That one is Correct.
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Post by BRECH65 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:51 am

Thanks Guys,
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Post by willholderogri » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:13 am

I bought my discs
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recently from a company on eBay they fit well and work fine .
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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 am

That`s cheaper than I can buy them :shock:
But I have never heard of that supplier :o


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Post by philhoward » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:11 am

It’s a trading name of David Manners, based on the address..


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Post by willholderogri » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:31 am

Yes it was manners .they were spot on and good value


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 am

I had to buy at least 4 discs to get a discount and it was still more than the RRP of those.
Glad I`m packing it all in, the amount of money I have spent on supplying low cost parts, and the stock I have accumulated over the years. :dh


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Post by willholderogri » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:12 am

I was surprised they were that price .I did ask them if it would fit a scimitar but they would not confirm . So I bought a pair and glad I did now.


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