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MGB DIY Rear Disc Brakes

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday September 28, 2017 7:53 AM


laser cut bracket

laser cut bracket

IMG 1826

IMG 1826

IMG 1872

IMG 1872

IMG 1875

IMG 1875

IMG 1867

IMG 1867

IMG 1874

IMG 1874

IMG 1894

IMG 1894




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Rated 9 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2017-10-02 10:17:37 # 44879
Comment by M K
Looks like a great setup, is that a 240sx caliper?If you make a batch of brackets to sell, I'll buy a pair for sure.
2017-10-02 10:46:59 # 44880
Comment by charles durning
That is a 2002 Nissan Sentra rear caliper. I chose it because it was available cheap for mock up purposes and has a similar bore to the 240SX. The rotor I'm using is from a 1994 Honda Accord. The rotor has a deep enough offset to eliminate any spacers and still use a flat caliper mount bracket. The shims shown in the pics are only for proof of concept. The finished bracket will mount flush with the flange on the axle housing.I would think that the 240SX rear caliper would work just fine provided you use the caliper with a 34MM bore. There are some 38MM bore 240SX calipers out there that may be too much power to keep the car in balance.I'll post my progress here. I may not be making brackets for sale. I'll see. However, I'll be happy to provide files that can be fed into a laser cutter so you can make them locally.
2017-10-03 15:09:44 # 44931
Comment by Eric Pyle
I'd be interested in the files, for sure.
2017-10-03 15:11:58 # 44932
Comment by M K
Thanks for the additional Info on the setup, I hope the results work great, as I'd be very interested in some Nissan rear brakes.
2017-10-03 15:16:39 # 44933
Comment by Eric Pyle
Is it a rear or front rotor from an Accord that you are using?
2017-10-03 20:49:18 # 44942
Comment by charles durning
The rotor is rear from the Accord. The pilot in the rotor will have to be opened in order to fit flush against the axle flange. Not an issue, easy to do.First test fit of the laser cut bracket and I found one hole about .015" out of place. It's actually usable as is with that hole opened up a little. I'll get that corrected on the drawing. Didn't have time to do much, just clean up the holes. Hopefully I'll get all test fitted to my spare axle this weekend. I'll post here when I'm satisfied with the bracket. Then I'll make the drawing available.
2017-10-09 13:17:45 # 45040
Comment by rick axmear
Comment by axmanCertainly would be interested in the cad drawing.
2017-10-09 14:00:37 # 45041
Comment by charles durning
Rick, the initial fit of the prototype steel bracket fits. The only issue I see right now is the junk yard rotor is slightly smaller that the specs for a replacement rotor. The junk yard totor measures 10.1875 whereas the specs on a replacement rotor is 10.223. I'll double check the specs when the new rotor arrives tomorrow. I was unable to find a rotor that matches the sample I have exactly. It might be a misprint in the spec manual. There are options such as turning down the OD of a new rotor or using a Toyota rotor with about .050 less offset to get an acceptable OD. Shimming the caliper out by .050 is not a problem. Keep an eye here for an update.If you like, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you the file.
2017-10-10 20:55:36 # 45113
Comment by charles durning
Just opened the new rotors. They are the same OD as the junk yard rotors. I'll get everything fitted on my spare axle in a week or so.
2017-10-21 20:09:26 # 45314
Comment by charles durning
I updated in the Performance forum
2017-10-29 07:47:54 # 45530
Comment by charles durning
Got the park brake linkage worked out on my spare rear axle. I would have preferred to use 240SX levers on the calipers but couldn't find any. I ended up modifying the Sentra levers. I also worked out a process for shortening the cables. Details on the Performance forum.
2017-11-24 10:27:52 # 46225
Comment by Ron Walsh
Rating: 9/10
I like what you have done here. I am planning on using your write up as a guide for putting on the Honda Prelude calipers I picked up. I am still trying to figure out how to mount the calipers on the leading side of the rotor, but I know I can make them work on the rearward side of the axle. Thanks for the great writeup.

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A Better Fuse Block

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Monday April 3, 2017 8:28 AM


fuse block

fuse block

adaptor terminal

adaptor terminal

IMG 1598

IMG 1598

IMG 0745 2

IMG 0745[2]

IMG 0746 1

IMG 0746[1]




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2017-04-09 10:09:45 # 41515
Comment by Jim Baumberger
I also installed an ATC fuse box on my B GT after going through two of the original types from the usual suppliers. Mine isn't a show car; just a reliable driver, so I have no problem with using later non-original components. Wish the suppliers would offer a better quality original-type fuse box or an ATC type that mirrors the original setup.
2017-04-09 12:25:05 # 41516
Comment by charles durning
Yep, seems it would be easy enough ti hide ATC fuses inside of the original looking box. Until someone does I will continue with the ATC fuse box I can find.

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Throttle Shaft Bushing Solution

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday November 24, 2016 9:49 AM


IMG 0721 1

IMG 0721[1]




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Rated 7 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2016-11-29 12:22:14 # 38759
Comment by Tim G
Same wear on mine...nice solution.
2016-11-29 12:22:45 # 38760
Comment by Tim G
Rating: 7/10
Same wear on mine...nice solution.
2016-11-29 12:40:56 # 38762
Comment by charles durning
Tim,It made all of the difference in the world for me. It's been in there for about 3 years with no ill effects. IIRC the nylon bushing was for the automagic shift linkage on a GM car.

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Relocate The Fuel Pump To The Rear

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Morris Minor Forum
Saturday April 2, 2016 7:52 PM


Isolators to reduce noise

Isolators to reduce noise

Mr Gasket 42S pump that failed

Mr Gasket 42S pump that failed

Bullet proof Facet pump with filter

Bullet proof Facet pump with filter




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2016-04-17 20:26:04 # 33849
Comment by Glenn Keay
Hi i had much the same problem my had been fitted with a Facet pump . This was noisy and also these pumps were designed to push not lift, if you leave them in the original possie they will tend to cavitate and not draw. I did the same and fitted the pump to the rear but added an in line filter. These pumps come with a set of insulaters fitted. I also fitted a switch so that i can turn the pump off if i an working on the electrics , saves power.

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DIY Z Magnette Header

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Tuesday March 1, 2016 9:25 AM


manifold header

manifold header

original header

original header

header

header

header installed

header installed

exhaust routing from front

exhaust routing from front

flex

flex

tail pipe

tail pipe




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Midget Exhaust Manifold On Morris Minor

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Friday February 26, 2016 9:35 AM


IMG 0461

IMG 0461

late midget

late midget

pipe1

pipe1

pipe2

pipe2

IMG 0462

IMG 0462




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