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jim
jim begor
brushton ny
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12/30/2009 08:59PM

Main British Car:
59 sprite gm 3.1 5 speed

1991 honda prelude disc brakes on GM 10 blolt rear
Posted by: jim
Date: November 11, 2010 08:03AM

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hear is a rear disc brake setup very easy using honda prelude disc brakes I had the axel flanges turned to fit the prelude
rotors made 1/4" plate flanges to fit the backing plate bracket caliper adaptors from 3/8" plate welded to flanges these calipers
have the e brake on them I did this setup for $ 200.00 +-
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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 1991 honda prelude disc brakes on GM 10 blolt rear
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 11, 2010 08:15AM

Very nice. Those are the sort of brakes we should have been running on these cars for at least a decade or two, no reason they wouldn't work equally well on a stock axle either. What method do they use to retract the pistons for pad replacement? If a positive mechanism that would be very good indeed. I recall that the most common Ford design had a screw that engaged the piston but the nut that it engaged had nothing to keep it from just spinning inside the housing (something like that). In any case, sometimes you could spin the piston forever and it never would retract. An early Mitsubishi caliper had an externally accessible screw to retract the internal e-brake mechanism so that the pistons could be retracted. This is no small consideration, as the practical result was a simple and quick pad change on the Mitsu whereas a pad change on the Ford usually also meant a caliper change, as it was generally quicker and easier than fighting with it.

JB


jim
jim begor
brushton ny
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12/30/2009 08:59PM

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59 sprite gm 3.1 5 speed

Re: 1991 honda prelude disc brakes on GM 10 blolt rear
Posted by: jim
Date: November 11, 2010 12:17PM

you just compress the caliper just like the front works pretty easey
I am using this on a sprite with tilton pedals 7/8" master rear
midget front disc with 3/4" master the brakes work very well
I had the car weighed at 2160 # GM 3400 and 10 bolt rear


MGB-FV8
Jacques Mathieu
Alexandria, VA
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09/11/2009 08:55PM

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1977 MGB Small Block Ford, 331 Stroker

Re: 1991 honda prelude disc brakes on GM 10 blolt rear
Posted by: MGB-FV8
Date: November 11, 2010 11:11PM

I wonder how it would adapt to the Ford 8" or 9" small bearing housing? This is a real nice compact caliper.

Jacques


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