S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

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S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Doug G » Mon Feb 18, 2013 15:18

S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

http://www.minimania.com/part/C-AJJ4028 ... pgrade-Kit


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Sounds good.

BUT is the $1,495.00 (+/-£1,550.00) reasonable?

Is teh 'kit' available elsewhre at a less expensive price?
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Feb 18, 2013 16:59

The fact is Doug, running on 13" rims, as you are, means that you can fit the later 8.4" discs that are a hell of a lot cheaper than those 7.5" Cooper type ones. A quick search under disc brakes mini on ebayUK turned up 3 sets on the first page ranging from a start price of 99p to a buy it now price of £65. Used, admittedly, but even with some titivation bits and shipping still less than that price.
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Wally2 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 17:20

Mini spares have the kits as well.
http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... 0to%20shop
Under £600 brand new.
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Doug G » Mon Feb 18, 2013 19:20

Wally2 wrote:Mini spares have the kits as well.
http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... 0to%20shop
Under £600 brand new.
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Has anyone here done this?

Is it easy for a complete idiot novice (I am describing my mechanic not me) to install ?
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Feb 18, 2013 20:04

To me. Doug.....easy peasy. All you need is a new pair of drive shafts then chuck all those bits on the end of 'em
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Doug G » Mon Feb 18, 2013 20:07

All you need is a new pair of drive shafts . . .

But
This kit includes every nut bolt and component necessary including uprights, bearings, ball joints, CV joints, brake discs(rotors), drive flanges, calipers, etc. All NEW parts, easy bolt-on installation.
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Daniel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 20:33

Doug G wrote:But

This kit includes every nut bolt and component necessary including uprights, bearings, ball joints, CV joints, brake discs(rotors), drive flanges, calipers, etc. All NEW parts, easy bolt-on installation.
This assumes you want to convert from 8.4" to 7.5" discs.

I would not recommend this kit for you. As Nigel already said: If you have 13" wheels why not converting to the later 8.4" brakes? It is much more cheaper and has a better function as the smaller Coooper S brake which is designed for 10" wheels.

Try to get a complete set of drive shafts and brakes from a later Mini and spend some work for replacing the critical parts (bearings, caliper sealings, brake hoses).
Then you will have much more fun.

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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Doug G » Mon Feb 18, 2013 21:00

Mini's are scarcer than hen's teeth out here.

When in UK I do not have time to scout around and collect bits and pieces.

I'd need to get somebody to compile the bits in UK and ship them here.
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Dean » Tue Feb 19, 2013 0:38

How old is your Moke Doug? If you have "Pot" joint inner CV's (and I think you do) then you have the correct drive shafts for this (8.4") conversion already and the kit should include everything else you need.
Looking at the Minispares website though, they no longer appear to stock a kit that uses the original AP calipers that were used on the later Minis and Mokes and now only list the Metro Turbo setup. http://www.minispares.com/product/class ... 4029A.aspx
These will still work though and some prefer them to the standard disc setup.
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Dean » Tue Feb 19, 2013 0:45

....but I would replace the shafts with upgraded ones as well.They're not expensive for peace of mind (yours may be worn out).
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:08

The reason for changing the shafts is that I was having a " Doh" moment.......I was thinking the outer CVs are different! They are, but the shafts are the same. So ignore my origional comment ( except the part about the " go for bigger discs")
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Daniel » Tue Feb 19, 2013 18:02

Nigel,

Are you sure? I was thinking the drive shafts of Minis with drum brakes had a smaller diameter than the one with 7.5" or 8.4" disc brakes. :o

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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Feb 19, 2013 21:09

That's what was in my mind too Daniel. But thinking about it, the shafts are the same it's the ends of the outer CVs that are smaller on the drum brake models
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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Daniel » Wed Feb 20, 2013 18:53

Ok, looking at the Minispares parts list there is really only one type of drive shafts.
It´s more than 10 years driving the last Mini with drum brakes so it seems I´m getting old. :lol:

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Re: S Disc Brake Conversion Drum To Disc Upgrade Kit

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Feb 20, 2013 19:00

After many many years of disc braked driving I decided to go fully old school for my African and went for drums all round..... Truly I was astounded at how small those CVs were
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