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#1 DeadSquare

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:59 PM

Has any one sorted out a "GOOD" handbrake, (for handbrake turns) with a Cooper "S" rear brake conversion?

 

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#2 GraemeC

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:01 PM

What is a Cooper S rear brake conversion?
Other than a space red drum, the Cooper S used the same configuration of rear brakes of every other Mini, the only difference being the wheel cylinder size and regulator valve spring strength - neither of which affect the handbrake.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:10 PM

mine works just fine standard, was replaced last year with the subframe , but worked all right b4..

#4 panky

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:44 PM

Mine pulled off the rollers at the MOT place today.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:45 PM

I can do E brake turns on 13" soft slicks.

#6 DeadSquare

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

Has any one sorted out a "GOOD" handbrake, (for handbrake turns) with a Cooper "S" rear brake conversion?

 

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IN   DETENTION   AFTER   SCHOOL !

 

Oh dear. Having edited my post,  I read what I meant to say, not what I actually wrote.

 

It should read  .....................  With Cooper "S"  disc  rear brake mid-engine conversion.

 

 

 



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

I think there’ll be very limited people that have done such a conversion to be able to advise.
There is no simple way of adding a handbrake to Cooper S discs - if you need discs then I’d be looking at a KAD conversion.

Edited by GraemeC, 06 June 2018 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:41 PM

Ahhhh



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:04 PM

We're not talking about the motors carrying the Mini logo after 2001 are we?



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:32 PM

 

Has any one sorted out a "GOOD" handbrake, (for handbrake turns) with a Cooper "S" rear brake conversion?

 

You may all shout at once.

 

IN   DETENTION   AFTER   SCHOOL !

 

Oh dear. Having edited my post,  I read what I meant to say, not what I actually wrote.

 

It should read  .....................  With Cooper "S"  disc  rear brake mid-engine conversion.

 

 

 

 

i would fit a hydro handbrake is it is just for HBturns and leave whatever Mech setup you have for legalities.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:55 AM

We're not talking about the motors carrying the Mini logo after 2001 are we?

 

 

 

Has any one sorted out a "GOOD" handbrake, (for handbrake turns) with a Cooper "S" rear brake conversion?

 

You may all shout at once.

 

IN   DETENTION   AFTER   SCHOOL !

 

Oh dear. Having edited my post,  I read what I meant to say, not what I actually wrote.

 

It should read  .....................  With Cooper "S"  disc  rear brake mid-engine conversion.

 

 

 

 

i would fit a hydro handbrake is it is just for HBturns and leave whatever Mech setup you have for legalities.

 

 

 

Oh dear me NO !

 

It is a Unipower GT



#12 DeadSquare

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:01 AM

 

 

Has any one sorted out a "GOOD" handbrake, (for handbrake turns) with a Cooper "S" rear brake conversion?

 

You may all shout at once.

 

IN   DETENTION   AFTER   SCHOOL !

 

Oh dear. Having edited my post,  I read what I meant to say, not what I actually wrote.

 

It should read  .....................  With Cooper "S"  disc  rear brake mid-engine conversion.

 

 

 

 

i would fit a hydro handbrake is it is just for HBturns and leave whatever Mech setup you have for legalities.

 

 

 

If I upgrade to "S" discs instead of single leading shoe, modified to take the rear mini hand brake, there is no "Mech setup".



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:05 AM

 

 

It is a Unipower GT

 

I would get onto the GTMOwners forum there have been loads of solutions created for them. You WILL need a mech solution to be legal.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

 

 

 

It is a Unipower GT

 

I would get onto the GTMOwners forum there have been loads of solutions created for them. You WILL need a mech solution to be legal.

 

 

 

Good idea;  thank you.






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