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Charles Frodsham
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« on: 06 November, 2013, 08:13:31 PM »

I am thinking of starting a winter project, and am after some advice if anyone can help please?

I am looking to remove rear calipers on my PF, to upgrade with Aluminium cylinders (BG Developments). I have done the front brakes with success - see attached.

Is it really practical to attempt this, including renewing brake pipes in situ? Top bolts for the calipers look tricky, not much space for the lower one even. Do the half shafts/couplings need to be removed. Is it easier to drop gearbox anyway, and possibly replace discs at the same time (are rear disc available anyway?Huh?)

Any advice welcome....polite please!  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: 06 November, 2013, 11:19:05 PM »



What are the reasons NOT to drop the gearbox?  The brakes will need bleeding anyway. 

David
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« Reply #2 on: 07 November, 2013, 07:15:44 AM »

Nice looking brake assembly. I have removed/refitted the pistons, pads and pipes in situ, callipers probably require at least partial dropping of the transaxle.If the discs are available I would remove the transaxle and do every thing at once. I have had a spare pair skimmed, (yet to be fitted) as there was plenty of material remaining


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« Reply #3 on: 07 November, 2013, 12:41:34 PM »

It is possible to replace them in situ (I've done it on mine) - getting access to the top bolts from the boot access panel

However if you plan to replace the discs you may as well drop the whole trans
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« Reply #4 on: 07 November, 2013, 07:30:14 PM »

Thanks very much for your replies.

I will remove transaxle and do the calipers and disc all in one hit, as you suggest. (also the clutch whilst I am at it)

Any suggestions on how to lift/lower gearbox? It looks formidably heavy! I have car on 4 post lift.
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« Reply #5 on: 09 November, 2013, 08:50:18 PM »

Anybody know how heavy flaminia transaxle is?
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« Reply #6 on: 09 November, 2013, 09:28:34 PM »

60 Kilos?
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« Reply #7 on: 10 November, 2013, 05:57:50 PM »

Thanks Richard.

I was thinking of using a scissor lift to lower assembly, which is rated at 300kgs.....I would have thought the transaxle is less, but wanted to cross check, as the consequences would be dire. Sounds like I would be safe with this.
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« Reply #8 on: 22 November, 2013, 10:25:17 PM »

It is done ....and I still have all my limbs! Cheesy


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« Reply #9 on: 22 November, 2013, 10:46:57 PM »

Well done Charles, next task, clean everything!!!

It will be so much easier to check everything and do the necessary work with the unit sitting there bereft of car !!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: 26 November, 2013, 08:36:08 PM »

Any ideas what this sensor is for on gearbox selector? Reverse light?


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« Reply #11 on: 26 November, 2013, 08:43:52 PM »

I am sure you are correct about the switch, I cannot comment, but would just like to say how nice your car looks from underneath ! All clean, neat and tidy ....

Good luck
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« Reply #12 on: 26 November, 2013, 08:57:04 PM »

Thanks very much  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: 26 November, 2013, 11:35:32 PM »


I do like seeing all the hidden bits.  Well done!!   Easier than feared or a job that went on and on?

David
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« Reply #14 on: 27 November, 2013, 10:37:11 PM »

It was all relatively straight forward. The axle shackles required some persuasion. It's just finding the time and having the confidence to start!
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