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Brake drums

Postby Rust bucket » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:59 am

Hi, when I get around to resoring the brakes on my 1964 car, I wish too keep the 8"drum setup with a servo, reading some of the comments about drums nobody I have seen has talked about fitting Minifin drums to their cars, can't they be modified?.

Also must have banded steel wheels on the car as well, because what I have seen on other cars look great. 8)

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Re: Brake drums

Postby RobThomas » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:14 pm

I had some Minifins on a Midget that were made without the Mini spacer bit on them. Nice, but I changed to Riley rear brakes for the better handbrake. I doubt that the Minifins were any better at stopping the car but they weighed marginally less. (The car, if you look, was quite a lightweight). Are there any 8-inch Minifins?

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Re: Brake drums

Postby bmcecosse » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:52 pm

Minifins are only 7" and complete waste of time/money on rear brakes. Do let me know the first time you manage to fade the standard rear brakes on a Minor.........
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Re: Brake drums

Postby Rust bucket » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:37 pm

I may be wrong but I thought Mini's had 8" drums of the front, if there is little improvment then it's not worth it but I was only thinking of putting Minifins on the front anyway because they are £60, if not more each.

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Re: Brake drums

Postby RobThomas » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:12 pm

Nah! 7 inch drums and 8-and-a-bit (?) discs.

Ask Roy (bmcecosse) about fitting disc brakes. :D
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Re: Brake drums

Postby dellerie » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:39 am

RobThomas wrote:Nah! 7 inch drums and 8-and-a-bit (?) discs.

Ask Roy (bmcecosse) about fitting disc brakes. :D
fitting disc's to the car is probably the best modification i've done so far

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Re: Brake drums

Postby bmcecosse » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Oh yes- discs on a hard driven Mini are great idea - best with Fiesta calipers and then the 10" wheels can be retained. Discs if you wish on a Minor - but not an inexpensive business! :roll:
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