Black 2.8 project

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:15 pm

Hi Peter,
Congrats on your 2.8 passing the MOT!
Nice tip about the Granada MC, it's good to know that a suitable alternative is available if I ever need a replacement.

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby sheff » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:24 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Peter,
Congrats on your 2.8 passing the MOT!
Nice tip about the Granada MC, it's good to know that a suitable alternative is available if I ever need a replacement.

Andrew.


Its worth fitting the Granada one Andrew, as it has a larger bore which improves the braking performance. Relatively cheap upgrade and a must if you ever upgrade the calipers.

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:11 pm

Hi Peter.

Fantastic tutorial mate. Really enjoyed reading your step by step guide. Great work there and brilliant news it has passed the mot too :applaud:

I have been wondering ways to improve my brakes Peter. I want to keep the rear drums so it will have to be the fronts that I upgrade. John has helped me replace the rears with a new mc too and they def are much better than before. Seeing you upgraded your std 2.0 wuth 4 pots has me wondering about doing something similar to mine at some stage. Would I need to 'upgrade' my servo and mc or would I be able to keep these as they are ?

Hope you dont mind me asking you this on your project thread Peter. Feel free to 're-locate' me mate :)

All the best and once again great news on your brakes and the mot !

Cheers

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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Peter-S » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:30 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Hi Peter.

Fantastic tutorial mate. Really enjoyed reading your step by step guide. Great work there and brilliant news it has passed the mot too :applaud:

I have been wondering ways to improve my brakes Peter. I want to keep the rear drums so it will have to be the fronts that I upgrade. John has helped me replace the rears with a new mc too and they def are much better than before. Seeing you upgraded your std 2.0 wuth 4 pots has me wondering about doing something similar to mine at some stage. Would I need to 'upgrade' my servo and mc or would I be able to keep these as they are ?

Hope you dont mind me asking you this on your project thread Peter. Feel free to 're-locate' me mate :)

All the best and once again great news on your brakes and the mot !

Cheers

Nick


Thanks Nick, sorry for the slow response, not been the best week.

On servos each car has the standard servo for the car. The 2.0 I also put 2.8 drums on as they are slightly bigger. Probably hasn't made a deal of difference but you never know. I used the original 2.0 m/c as well.
The 2.8 I had to use the slightly larger bore m/c as mentioned above as standard units are no longer available.
The 4 pot upgrade that I have done uses slightly bigger discs as well, 257 mm instead of the standard 245 mm.
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Re: Black 2.8 project

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:05 pm

Peter-S wrote:Thanks Nick, sorry for the slow response, not been the best week.

On servos each car has the standard servo for the car. The 2.0 I also put 2.8 drums on as they are slightly bigger. Probably hasn't made a deal of difference but you never know. I used the original 2.0 m/c as well.
The 2.8 I had to use the slightly larger bore m/c as mentioned above as standard units are no longer available.
The 4 pot upgrade that I have done uses slightly bigger discs as well, 257 mm instead of the standard 245 mm.


Thanks for your reply Peter. Sorry to hear you have not had a good week. Hope all is ok :)

Peter as ever fantastic advice. I have taken this all on board as I am seriously considering this upgrade at some stage. Thanks for the information. Much appreciated :)

All the best

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