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    Hawk Rear Brakes

    Nellie's rear brake calipers are past their sell by date... They are off a Lancia Beta

    What are the options of a standard fitting caliper... ie Alfa Romeo, Fiat etc

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Hi Phil,
    If it helps I have an almost new or slightly used set of Lancia Beta handbrake cables you are welcome to. Just pm me and I'll post them to you.

    I used my Lancia Beta Calipers to get through the IVA test and then upgraded my rear brakes to electronic hand brake calipers and HiSpec Ultralite 4 pot calipers.

    Best regards, Paul

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    I'm using 156 for the next build Phil. But it's 5 stud. And a different carrier. And I haven't started the handbrake cabe search yet..

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Nellie's rear brake calipers are past their sell by date... They are off a Lancia Beta

    What are the options of a standard fitting caliper... ie Alfa Romeo, Fiat etc

    Cheers
    Phil
    1500 X1/9 and Montes have larger handbrake calipers than a FWD Beta.
    If you went for the above, you would need to fit X1/9 twin cables (or whatever an LB uses) and the 90 pulley system somehow. The single Monte cable isn't quite long enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mayers View Post
    I'm using 156 for the next build Phil. But it's 5 stud. And a different carrier. And I haven't started the handbrake cabe search yet..
    Guy, have you got rear discs?, I've got a nearly new pair of 156 5x98mm rears doing nothing. I took them off the orange car when I went 5x108mm.

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Hi Paul

    What were the electronic one's off ?
    Are they actuated by a simple on/off switch ?
    Cheers
    Phil


    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Eustace View Post
    Hi Phil,
    If it helps I have an almost new or slightly used set of Lancia Beta handbrake cables you are welcome to. Just pm me and I'll post them to you.

    I used my Lancia Beta Calipers to get through the IVA test and then upgraded my rear brakes to electronic hand brake calipers and HiSpec Ultralite 4 pot calipers.

    Best regards, Paul

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Thanks for all your suggestions so far !

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    Guy, have you got rear discs?, I've got a nearly new pair of 156 5x98mm rears doing nothing. I took them off the orange car when I went 5x108mm.
    Thanks Chris but yes, brake discs all sorted thanks!

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    I have a pair of 156 rear calipers, if anyone needs.
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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by StruanR View Post
    I have a pair of 156 rear calipers, if anyone needs.
    Hi Struan
    Do you have a photo ?
    Cheers
    Phil

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    Re: Hawk Rear Brakes

    Looking at the whole system now !

    Nellie has always had a "long" pedal.... she stops ok but the pedal is almost to the floor !

    Photo's are of current set up.
    Front Calipers are Lockheed AP 4 pot's of a Princess I believe
    Rears are Beta
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    It looks like the brake servo bracket can also be used for a twin master cylinder set up.
    I like the idea of using standard parts from main stream cars...

    So any advice welcome... cheers Phil

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