suggestions for Capri brake upgrade
Im after some thoughts on upgrading the brakes on my Mk1 Capri.
Its finally home after 3 years storage, and of course one of the brake cylinders has seized. A brief test test drive in preparation had it pulling comically onto the nature strip, so it made the trip back on a tilt tray.
No major drama really, a decent brake overhaul was next on the cards anyhow.
So the rest of the car is pretty std and original, warm 1600, cam,balanced, extractors, and 14" Minilights (Superlights).
Std suspension inc 1600 struts and existing brakes are std 1600 disks, solid rotors, and rear drums.Booster was rebuilt a few years ago, and the brakes were operational and ok, but typical Capri brakes really and never too crash hot to begin with.
I know that its never going to stop as well as my daily car, which has 300/330 mm ventilated 4 piston in a 1365kg car, but it needs to be better than it is now/was.
So do I:
-have existing calipers rebuilt, new std pads, new disks, and rear drum shoes replaced?
- upgrade the above using some Escort combo?eg spaced M16 with vented disks? replace rear shoes
- a Willwood or the like pack with 2 piston calipers, replace rear drums? Likely to be much of an improvement?
I know it seems strange, but the rear drums would probably have to stay, I'm hesitant to change to 4 wheel disks for insurance, plus the need for proportioning valve etc. so the ideal solution would be something that is an upgrade that fits under the 14"rims without being too much of a modification. Cost isnt too much of an issue, and Id replace all of the lines also.
suggestions on any of the above greatly welcome.