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  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    I understand all the reservations about this leap into the unknown, but please be assured that I am not in the business of dangerous modifications. Many cars have a separate handbrake system. My Nissan has disc brakes all around with a drum handbrake for instance and as Adam points out the original MGF brakes are 240mm discs all around with the same size brake pads.

    Additionally the proportioning valve allows me to set the brake balance up to get near perfect front/rear split. I can have as little as 20% of original brake pressure going to the rear callipers. The final setup will be carefully adjusted off public roads, actually on a disused airfield with a huge area for compensating for any errors.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    Grr Tapatalk gone mad! Sorry
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    stephenj wrote:

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
    Non AP cars have 240 front and rear......

    Plus David has the bias valve to compensate for any potential lock up.

    As for the separate handbrake, Volvo has used a separate mini shoe arrangement for years with no issues and handbrake-less disc calipers!

    If the 304 all round arrangement can avoid the brake fade from the crappy ( Rover 800 parts bin ) rear 240 setup then it has to be a step forward.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    stephenj wrote:

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
    Non AP cars have 240 front and rear......

    Plus David has the bias valve to compensate for any potential lock up.

    As for the separate handbrake, Volvo has used a separate mini shoe arrangement for years with no issues and handbrake-less disc calipers!

    If the 304 all round arrangement can avoid the brake fade from the crappy ( Rover 800 parts bin ) rear 240 setup then it has to be a step forward.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    stephenj wrote:

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
    Non AP cars have 240 front and rear......

    Plus David has the bias valve to compensate for any potential lock up.

    As for the separate handbrake, Volvo has used a separate mini shoe arrangement for years with no issues and handbrake-less disc calipers!

    If the 304 all round arrangement can avoid the brake fade from the crappy ( Rover 800 parts bin ) rear 240 setup then it has to be a step forward.
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:TF Front Subframe Mount Bolts' in the forum.

    When i did the ones on Felix i used Lidl Rust Dissolver on them for a few days. Sprayed it all over the joint between mount and body several times and let it soak. Then as i began undoing them did a little on one, sprayed some more and moved to next. Then went back after all out them and did bolt back up a bit. I kept repeating this procedure and not a single bolt snapped. I did find the mounting threads were not actually very good and the new bolts kept jamming. So i got a tap and die set cheap off eBay and cleaned them out. It is because MGR used self cutters and it left rubbish in the threads that had rusted due to the cut lines in the bolts.
    A few hours back and forth with lots of the amazing lidl spray was worth it to not have to helicoil new bolt holes!
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  • Blow-in thanks user 'Bob' in the forum message ' Oh Dear'.
  • Leigh Ping replied to the topic 'Proper introduction..' in the forum.

    The best of health to you Kobold and thanks for the write up. :broon:
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  • Leigh Ping thanks user 'Kobold' in the forum message ' Proper introduction..'.
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  • bryan young replied to the topic 'Just picked this up for a song' in the forum.

    That is a steal :-)
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  • David Aiketgate thanks user 'Bob' in the forum message ' Oh Dear'.
  • Mickle5 replied to the topic 'Hi' in the forum.

    Hi Rob, nice to see another Norfolk member ;)

    I'm in Taverham near norwich so if you see a white F flashing it's lights like a maniac that's me.

    The guys on here are realy helpful so ask away

    Andrew
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  • Bob replied to the topic 'Oh Dear' in the forum.

    Update to my :hgf:

    Russell has been and fixed my car so I'm very happy :woohoo:

    He's a great guy as I'm sure most folks on here know,and I couldn't believe how fast he changed my gasket.He did have more than a little help from his son but it took less than three hours :omg: .My ZT's gasket was done recently in the local garage it took three weeks :lol:
    He was thoroughly proficient and professional just as advertised by the members on this wonderful forum.
    Thank you MG Rover Solutions. :beer:

    I can't wait to get out and about in my TF.
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  • cjj replied to the topic 'Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    OK, we'll try to remember. ;)

    The brake proportioning valve is there to compensate.
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  • stephenj replied to the topic 'Rear brakes upgrade to AP - THEORETICAL ONLY' in the forum.

    Same size on front and back is wrong. i won't want a ride in it
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  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Follow Santa!' in the forum.

    Of course he's not a myth... He's a mythter... :yesnod:
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  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Proper introduction..' in the forum.

    :welcome2: Again again. :woowoo:
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  • David Aiketgate created a new topic ' Winter driving tips' in the forum.

    At this time of year more accidents happen because people are not prepared for the weather, which against all logic gets colder, :-? sometimes water on the road freezes and causes ice. Whatever that is. :shrug: Even worse sometimes the normal rain turns to an odd white fluffy stuff that although looking like cotton wool is surprisingly cold and sort of skiddy... :woowoo:

    So here are 7 excellent tips from Sniff Petrol.

    1. Save money on expensive de-icer by clearing your car windscreen using the natural warmth and plentiful supply of your own urine!

    2. Winter tyres are a boon but can cost hundreds. It’s much cheaper to make your own ‘studded’ tyres by simply banging a few nails into your existing tyres!

    3. Why waste cash specifying fancy heated seats in your car when you can achieve the same warming effect by simply shitting your pants!

    4. Running the engine while you wait for the screen to de-ice wastes pounds. Avoid this problem by simply memorizing your exact route to work and setting off immediately, perhaps occasionally sounding the horn so other drivers know that you can’t see them!

    5. Another great way to avoid paying extortionate prices for de-icer is simply to remove all the windows from your car at night and take them indoors with you. Simply re-fit them in the morning for inexpensive clear vision!

    6. Prevent costly wear and tear on your car’s heater AND take advantage of wasted heat by simply running a pipe from the exhaust into the cabin!

    7. Save money on expensive and complicated heated door mirrors by simply cable tying a cat to each mirror overnight!
    :P
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