Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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ian jenkins
Mississauga Ont canada
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77 tr7

tr7 brakes
Posted by: en
Date: May 12, 2011 10:00PM

I've read that volvo 240 calipers are an upgrade for the standard brakes.
the 240 calipers i've seen are for vented rotors.
Is there a vented rotor for the TR7 that is used in this conversion?
Thank you
ian


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Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: tr7 brakes
Posted by: Dan B
Date: May 12, 2011 10:45PM

Ian,

This might help: [web.mac.com]

Dan B


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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: tr7 brakes
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: May 13, 2011 05:54PM

Hi Ian,

The Volvo 240 calipers come in several flavours.
Early cars came with either Ate or Girling calipers in both vented and non vented configurations.
Later cars only had Girling calipers in vented and non vented versions.
From roughly 1988 on the 240s had ABS brakes which means only one brake line per caliper. So no need for the splitter block.
Just to mess things up the 740s had an aluminum girling caliper for a while in the mid 80s.

Cheers
Fred


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ian jenkins
Mississauga Ont canada
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Registered:
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77 tr7

Re: tr7 brakes
Posted by: en
Date: May 14, 2011 09:54PM

thanks for the useful info.
I'm confused by the need of 14" wheels
I took a quick look today and the volvo 240 calipers on TR7 struts appear to fit okay with 13" wheels?


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