Brake shoes / drums size

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Brake shoes / drums size

Post by HampshireCapri » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:42 am

Hey guys

Just wondering what size brake shoes/drums am I looking for to replace what’s likely the original set up on my 1980 1.6 L?

I’ve seen on eBay you can get 8” and 9” but not sure which is standard on my car (I just want to replace with new bits like for like)

Thanks

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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by 340truck » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:26 am

Measure them?
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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by HampshireCapri » Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:01 am

340truck wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:26 am
Measure them?
Currently dealing with a leg injury so can’t get down to do this for the next few weeks otherwise I would have :nopity:

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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by stevemarl » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:01 pm

They should be 8", the 9s being for 2.0 - BUT it really would be a good idea to check before you buy?

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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by stevemarl » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:40 pm

Having said that, I would imagine as long as the shoes and drums are the same size, 8 or 9, they would fit OK? Unless I`ve massively overlooked something?

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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:38 pm

You would need the correct back plates too , but ford probly used the same set up on a few different cars , probly Cortina's , so they shouldn't be hard to find if you could be bothered .
I thought about up grading my 9 inchers to discs , but with my 285mm 4 pots on the front I don't think the back wheels will even be touching the ground if I give the brake pedal a good stomp 😁
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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:08 am

HampshireCapri wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:42 am
Hey guys

Just wondering what size brake shoes/drums am I looking for to replace what’s likely the original set up on my 1980 1.6 L?

I’ve seen on eBay you can get 8” and 9” but not sure which is standard on my car (I just want to replace with new bits like for like)

Thanks
Hi mate,

Sorry to hear you done ypur leg in.. Can get why you cant get down to measure them so hope this helps.


https://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/contents/en-uk/d63.html


Just as Steve has said the 1.6 std rear brakes were 8", with the exception I believe being the 1.6S which had the 9". I had many chats with Tickover re brakes and here's their online shop to confirm. Again just as Steve said you can indeed upgrade to 9" but you would need the correct backing plate. Although the best upgrade you can do is up at the front with their Hi Specs 👍👍 but from what you say you are looking to keep things standard. If there has been no modification to yours upfront ie 2.0 Pinto fitted then your rear axle should be std. Tickover are showing out of stock but CCI prob have them and Martin at Capri Gear can no doubt help ypu too. I like buying things like brakes from trusted capri suppliers. Hope all goes well and hope your leg gets better soon mate.

All the best

Nick

Ps Bit of interesting info I did not know. According to CCI the 2.8 and 3.0 had a "deeper" 9" drum to the std 2.0 9" drums. As said did not know tbey did two versions of 9" drums
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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:31 am

Bit of quick research and the 8" seem a bit difficult to find as CCI don't seem to have them either and Euro parts are selling 9" rrar brakes for a 1.6 capri so I would deffo contact Martin at Capri Gear or Tickover to find out the situation with getting the standard 8". Good luck mate
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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by Bug » Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:58 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:08 am
Bit of interesting info I did not know. According to CCI the 2.8 and 3.0 had a "deeper" 9" drum to the std 2.0 9" drums. As said did not know tbey did two versions of 9" drums
It's been well over a decade since I Capri'd, but yes the 2.8i is certainly a wider drum and shoe.
The figures of 44mm standard and 57mm for the 2.8i seem to be there in the back of my mind, but it's been a long time so don't take that as gospel.
Having known a few Tickfords and the issues they had with rear calipers seizing due to lack of use I would say there is absolutely no point at all in putting discs on the back.
All that weight on the front end, plus the weight transfer of braking hard and the rear end does bugger all really.

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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by stevemarl » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:48 pm

Bug wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:58 pm
All that weight on the front end, plus the weight transfer of braking hard and the rear end does bugger all really.
:agree: :agree:

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Re: Brake shoes / drums size

Post by D366Y » Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:32 am

Ive used the below before and had no issues (apart from fitting the bastards which I bloody hate)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-BRAKE-S ... 635-2958-0
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