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#1 jam2005

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

Does anyone have a guide on how to do it?

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:58 AM

Just found this on the Mini Spares website. Might be good for future reference (FAQ).

This pipe kit is for converting Metro 4 pot callipers with dual feed pipes to a single feed as used on minis.

It is necessary however, to check that this is permitted by the legislation in the country in which the vehicle is to used.
To ensure maximum pipe clearances, the main feed pipe should be screwed into the lower of the feed holes, through one end of the link pipe. The other end of the link pipe should then be connected to the calliper by one of the banjo bolts provided. Ensure a copper washer is fitted on either side of the banjos to effect a fluid tight seal. The link pipe should be curved towards the front of the calliper (away from the calliper to the hub mounting bolts). The end of the feed pipe with the large union can be connected to the subframe in the usual way.


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Edited by jam2005, 16 November 2006 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:17 AM

Apart from that you will need some mini hubs, the Drive flange and disk from a metro, the metro 4 pot calipers and a set of ERA turbo caliper bolts which have a metric shank and imperial thread.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:29 PM

Are these them?

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Edited by jam2005, 16 November 2006 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:37 PM

There the ones, but i belive someone got some made at a local nuts and bolts place for 1 for 4!

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:40 PM

Ooohhh... What are the sizes of the shank and thread? Bet GW knows!!

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:16 PM

3/8" UNF thread and a 10mm shank IIRC

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

So, is this everything?

Mini-Metro Hoses including banjo bolts and washers.
Mini hubs
Drive flange and disk from a metro
Metro 4 pot calipers
ERA turbo caliper bolts

What about the drive shaft? Which one/either?

Thanks for all the help so far, Tom

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:42 PM

As for the pipes, you need the special 4 pot to mini conversion pipes, as here - sorry, not sure if thats what you meant? Personally i would reccomend these over the HEL (i think) ones that you find on ebay!

Also, be aware that you can get two types of caliper, ones for vented and non vented discs, so you obviously have to use the appropriate disc for the type you get.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:22 PM

So I will need a metro set of discs?

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:25 PM

yeah metro vented discs

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:52 PM

and brake pads for those calipers

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

And which driveshafts? Dont want to go buying the wrong parts :-

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:15 PM

think the drive shafts you have now will be ok.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:20 PM

Great :-




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