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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 04, 2008 11:41AM

Triumph TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion / brackets only



I have completed my TR6 rear disc brake conversion. I had a CNC Machine shop in Columbus, OH cut my caliper brackets out of ½” steel. To keep cost down I ordered extra sets hoping that others might want to follow suit and not go through the engineering progress on their own. The brackets were designed on a CAD system, modified through test fittings in aluminum and then CNC out of steel.



My design incorporates an e-brake, keeps the spring location, and keeps a gas shock modification with very minor modifications using simple hand tools.

The system fit very nice under the swing arm, clearing all obstacles for mounting and arm movement. Only a small quarter size round out is needed for service access to one mounting bolt head. (See pictures attached slide 1) The e-brake cable can be sources from LOKAR. (U cut to fit)



Once you have the brackets, you will need to source the disc brake calipers, rotors, misc brake lines and hardware like (12) 2” studs.( to replace stuck studs, too short with the bracket)

I don’t want to go into the parts business.



The brackets are designed for 1987 Nissan Maxima rear disc brake calipers w/hardware w/e-brake, and the rotors are 1984-94 Nissan 240sx.

There are other Nissan models that used the same type of caliper like the 200sx, Stanza, 240sx, Maxima, and some 280zx, but be careful as Nissan changed systems all through the model lines. The e-brake cable can be sources from LOKAR. (U cut to fit)



If you have modified to a coil over system or don’t care about the e-brake, the brackets will rotate and flip around for a top mount towards the rear of the swing arm.

(See attached picture slide 2, black is steel version)



The bracket set (2 brackets) are priced to cover cost only, priced at $160.00, plus shipping costs

(I painted fat black to slow down rust)(I’ll include how to Power Point with links to suggested resources) (Also disclaimer)



For questions contact dwatson@cet.edu or thru BritishV8 and this posting.

Drive safe, but drive IT!
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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 04, 2008 11:41AM

Slide 2
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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 04, 2008 11:42AM

slide 3
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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 04, 2008 11:57AM

slide 4
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Thank you for looking!


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 05, 2008 06:01PM

This steel bracket, specified rotors and calipers do work with stock steel wheels.

I pulled the Panasports off, installed my spare steel wheel and checked for clearance.

All clear with ample room for stock wheels. You still need to double check your wheels and always be safe FIRST!

The 15"x7" Panasports have 0mm offset, 3.9" backspace, whereas the stock steel wheels run +12mm offset, 3.5" backspace.

See attached pictures.


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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

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1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 05, 2008 06:03PM

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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: January 06, 2008 09:19PM

All have sold! Thanks to BritishV8!
Drive safe, but DRIVE IT!



dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: February 03, 2008 05:44PM

I have the CAD files that I used in making the TR6 rear disc brake brackets.
I have various file formats so if you can locate a CNC Shop, I think they will be able to turn you out a set of brackets. (ASC, DES, Dra,DWG,DXF, WRL,STL, IGS, STP,VDA, even a jpeg for reference)

This jpeg attached is without information just to give you the idea of quality.

These are free for the asking and an email account that can take some large files.

Disclaimer
These references, resources, the materials and products on this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, this automotive brake modification is undertaken at your own risk and disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The provider does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in these resources will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The provider does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.

By purchasing this custom rear brake conversion or undertaking your own modifications based on these materials as reference, the provider shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products.
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sfi50
Albert Wayenberg
Ontario
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Registered:
08/07/2008 12:48AM

Main British Car:
1972 tr6 1995 5.0 sfi HO 5sp

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: sfi50
Date: August 07, 2008 07:38PM

hi can you send me the cad for brackets also is there a part # on the calipers?
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epeppy
Ed Peppard
Woodlawn, TN
(61 posts)

Registered:
08/04/2008 08:35PM

Main British Car:
1975 TR6 Ford 302

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: epeppy
Date: August 14, 2008 11:14PM

Don, would also appreciate you sending the CAD file (AutoCad DWG format is fine) for the disc brake brackets. Would also be interested the caliper part number. Email address is epeppy@hughes.net.

Thanks for making this available!


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

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1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: August 15, 2008 07:30AM

Albert, Ed

CAD files are sent and please post pictures of your rides and progress on your modifications.
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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: September 24, 2008 10:35PM

More are being made!

I'm posting this with his permission.

A gent in Canada is getting ready to make a run of about ten sets!

A fellow TR6 has requested he turn out a set of brackets.

Francois has offered to make about 10 sets.

So, If you are interested, here is his contact information:

François Faucher
fr.faucher@videotron.ca


[hotantiqueauto.googlepages.com]



Check out his TR6 mods. I love the shroud cover.......that's HOT!


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 01, 2009 11:58PM

Had a machine shop make 10 sets of Don Watson's disk brake brackets, using his cad file, with his permission.

5 sets are already spoken for, so have 5 sets left in the run are up for grabs if anyone wants them. There brackets were made out of 1018 ½”grade steel .The cost is $145.00 for the pair shipped in the US.


Yesterday I was able to pick up the first brake bracket (from the machine shop) of the run. It took awhile to find someone competent to do the job right.


The photo’s show that the outer edge ruff cut was done with a High Definition Plasma cutter, probably ¼ million for the machine. The holes were drilled and the center hole was milled.


There is one photo that shows where the Plasma cutter started and stopped on the outside of the bracket. This area does not need to be close tolerance. I will grind off the bump and clean them up before painting black for rust.


For further information, can email at waterhook@surewest.net or PM through BV8.org


Thanks to Don for making this happen, I’m just helping others as Don was there for me.


Calvin


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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 02, 2009 12:00AM

The last photo!


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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: April 05, 2009 11:05PM

Calvin just sent me this batch of pics on the brackets. The production run is done. Come a get'em!
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contact Calvin at waterhook@surewest.net



74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 03, 2009 03:20PM

Update,


There are 4 sets of disk brake brackets left as of today out of 11 sets made.

So far these bracket's have been sent out to, 1 set to CA, 2 sets to Canada, 1 set to Norway, 1 set to SC, and 2 sets to PA. Monday morning the 7th set will be going to PA.

After the last set is sold, if people show enough interest, I can have another batch made up, but of course the more made the price does go down some.

Tha batch that is completed now cost $145.00 for the pair (2) brackets to ship anywhere in the US. Out of US is the shipping difference and labeled on the paper work "Parts for an Antique Car".

waterhook@surewest.net

Calvin



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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 28, 2009 10:38AM

Update!

There are 2 sets of brackets left as of today! There is a pair going to KS this morning.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 13, 2009 11:05AM

Update!

All the rear disk brake brackets have been "SOLD".

The last 2 set's are going in the mail today. One is going to Alaska, and the other to NC.

Thanks to BV8 and Don Watson responding to emails and sending out the word. Ebay wasn't even used ;-)...

I can do another run if more people show interest.

If you want a pair of bracket's email at waterhook@surewest.net and leave your name with me. To make it an easy secure transaction, I'm sending Paypal money request to your email for who wants them. Paypal is easy just follow the instuctions from the Paypal money request email.

Calvin


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: August 07, 2009 10:14AM

Update!

I have put in an order for a run of 10 more sets of disk brake brackets yesterday!

This coming Monday, the machine shop will let me know of a completion date.

There have been 4 inquiries for these disk brake brackets to be made, so there will be 6 to 7 set’s available at this time of post left of the run.

Same price of $145.00 shipped in the US and more postage out of US.

For inquiries for the brackets, email waterhook@surewest.net

Calvin


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets for Sale
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: August 31, 2009 03:22PM

Update!

The machine shop let me know the brackets are being plasma burned now!

There are 7 sets out of the 10 spoken for already, and 1 inquiry as of today!

Also had an inquiry to have these brackets made in aluminum 1/2" thick (for unsprung weight). I'm getting a quote for 1/4" thick steel brackets too. The only difference using 1/4" steel brackets, would be 1/4' shorter trailing arm studs, and 1/4" shorter caliper mounting bolts. A caliper bracket made in 1/4" steel is plenty strong, they use 1/4" for off road racing.

The 1/2" steel brackets are still $145.00 mailed in the USA. I will post a price when I receive the quote for 1/2" aluminum brackets, and 1/4" steel brackets. waterhook@surewest.net

Calvin
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