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Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion

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2012/02/28 21:56:23 (permalink)
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Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion

Hi Guys,
Im in the process of building up my Mk1 escort and require some vented disks. I will be using Volvo 4 spots as most people have used and want to know where i can get some disks and what options are avaliable.
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    Matt75
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/02/29 09:44:55 (permalink)
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    You can use either the capri vented disks (not sure of the part #) or ones from a laser TX3, Meteor or capri (RDA101S).  Do a search on http://www.dba.com.au/catalogue/online-catalogue/ for the part numbers then check out eBay.
     
    I am doing the laser ones as all that is required is to redrill the stud holes as with the capri ones you also have to machine the hubs and / or the rotors.
     
    Do a search as there is lots of info on this converison.
     
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/02/29 17:26:27 (permalink)
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    I use the E30 BMW rotors with Volvo calipers which works well. There is a little bit of machining required but that will be the case with everything except the Capri rotors.  The trade off in the Capri option is diameter as these are the same as standard escort 247mm.  The BMW rotors are 260mm and the TX3 are 257mm
     

    Make it go FASTER!
     
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/02/29 17:30:42 (permalink)
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    Gdub, not too sure where you got 257mm from for the laser rotors?  RDA has them at 260mm, same as the BMW ones.
     
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280770926234?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
     
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/02/29 18:34:51 (permalink)
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    No mods are required to fit laser tx3 rotors on escort hubs. Been using such setup for 12 months now with no issues.
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/02/29 18:36:04 (permalink)
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    The correct Laser tx3 rotors are 260 mm.

    Cheers
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 00:46:58 (permalink)
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    DBA site has them at 257mm. Thats where i got it from

    Make it go FASTER!
     
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 09:23:24 (permalink)
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    It needs to be KE 1.6l turbo TX3 laser front rotors and NOT KF,KH 1.8l turbo TX3 laser.  
    KE = DBA101- 260mm
    KF,KH = DBA533 - 257mm
    As long as you use dba101 or equivalent it will fit without issues.
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 09:47:28 (permalink)
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    Hi guys, Do the TX3 discs and princess calipers match up? Ive been looking at the Hi-Spec Motorsports package and was thinking you could maybe save a but of money by just getting the calipers(if possible)and not the full kit with the discs included, you should save on postage as well. Then buy local to get the rest
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 10:56:03 (permalink)
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    Haven't had anything to do with the princess 4 pots but a lot of guys on the turbosport say they are hard to come by these days.
     
    The Volvo TX3 / Bmw conversion should only set you back around $500 so bang for buck it's pretty hard to beat.
     
    Check out this link that explains what is needed 

    Cheers
     
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 18:40:04 (permalink)
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    OK thanks, from what i gather the austen princess has 4 pot calipers and like the volvo ones are, or were a popular straight forward swap for escorts in the UK. The bloke who started Hi-Spec Motorsport started out making kits based on these, the product he make now are the same calipers but are brand new off the shelf items.
    They have a website im not PC clever so i cant put up a link you'll have to do it the old fashion way if you want to check them out
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 18:59:02 (permalink)
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    SMCKA was selling the HiSpec on his website but they are not on his site anymore.
     
    You could get in contact with him anyway.
     
    Very helpful bloke
     
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/01 20:32:23 (permalink)
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    Just contact Hi-spec yourself.
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/03 17:09:36 (permalink)
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    I had a pr of Austin Princess calipers in the 90s , sold them on for $250 , they were rare back then! I went the Volvo 4pot setup later as parts are plenty.
    Answering the question if they (Princess) bolt up, is yes and a spacer kit for vented rotors as usual.
    For monster calipers is raid a 80s Transit van front calipers, that will fit too and are huge....i mean huge !!
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    Re:Vented disk options for my Mk1 escort, capri strut conversion 2012/03/04 12:53:50 (permalink)
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    I have a 283mm rotor kit using RX7 callipers for sale as an alternative.
    I'm negotiable on my original asking price if interested?
    http://www.classic-ford.org/cfp/tm.aspx?m=48594
     
     

    Cheers

    Paul
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