Modifications

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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:47 pm

finally received all machined parts from engineer's. Dry fitted all is good.
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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:42 pm

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both rotors and calipers now fitted

Had to modify rear bracing arm put rose joint on it to make it work as the caliper bracket fowls on full lock.
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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:51 pm

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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:33 am

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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:35 am

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Getting closer. .need to think about piping the brakes and hydraulic clutch in next.
Still inside of front valance to tickle re soft grinding wheel so I can get full lock on with out no scrubbing issues. ..]
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Re: Modifications

Postby martin-reyland » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:47 pm

Johno wrote:
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both rotors and calipers now fitted

Had to modify rear bracing arm put rose joint on it to make it work as the caliper bracket fowls on full lock.


Why is the brake bell in two parts? Also they should have put a locating spigot on the bell really as it looks you'll be locating the wheel on the wheel studs which isn't the way it should be done. If you ever want a one piece cnc machined bell making with a locating spigot then let me know.

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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:17 am

Brake conversion is in two parts because it was the way forward for me to make things work re parts bought that didn't initially work together. ..
I'm happy with converiton.. Sent several emails across to you before started the brakes but guess you were just to busy to reply.
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Re: Modifications

Postby martin-reyland » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:31 am

Johno wrote:Brake conversion is in two parts because it was the way forward for me to make things work re parts bought that didn't initially work together. ..
I'm happy with converiton.. Sent several emails across to you before started the brakes but guess you were just to busy to reply.
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I don't ever recall getting any emails ever regarding Firenza brakes so I don't know what happened there. I'm not knocking what you've done but loosing hubcentricity for the wheel is not something I would compromise on and especially not on something thats going to be fast. The black bell pictured, I have a pair spare if needed.
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Re: Modifications

Postby Johno » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:00 pm

Once I have located hub that fits over the castle nut the spigot bearings that came with the wheel's should do the job of keeping things central at speed...
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Re: Modifications

Postby martin-reyland » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:52 pm

Johno wrote:Once I have located hub that fits over the castle nut the spigot bearings that came with the wheel's should do the job of keeping things central at speed...


The grease cap that fits over the castle nut is not suitable to use as a spigot as its bound to distort slightly when tapped home but you could potentially get your engineering shop to make a more accurate thicker version that you could locate on.
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