Metro vented disc conversion
Posted 23 October 2004 - 06:11 PM
I did this conversion years ago, but have sine changed my brakes & i can't for the life of me remember what parts from the Metro and what parts from the Mini i need to use. I've searched the net to no avail.
What i need is a list of the parts required.
Posted 23 October 2004 - 08:37 PM
Posted 23 October 2004 - 09:35 PM
Only reason I ask is, that a mate has just picked up a project on which are situated metro 4 pots. As yet were still try to find out what's there and missing in the box of bits, but were intending on going back to standard 8.4's... but If part of the conversion is changing the hubs aswell then may aswell stay with the 4 pots
Posted 24 October 2004 - 07:33 AM
some metro hubs will change the geometry, but no one knows witch ones do as rover say they only ever produced one type.
One the later hubs the ball joints need changing for early ones (tapers different)
I was told by a Rolls Royce engineeer that even the early ones are not correct, very close but not 100%
Personally I would never bother with them, as there is no great improvement over a well set up set of 18.4's and the disadvantage is the increased unsprung weight.
Posted 24 October 2004 - 12:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2004 - 01:12 PM
Posted 24 October 2004 - 09:28 PM
I don't really understand the need for vented disks, yeah they will cool better but brake fade isn't a massive problem anyway. Fitting a servo to 8.4" assembly will vastly improve the braking as less effort is required to press the barkes. I know that you can just fit early metro (non-vented) four pots to an 8.4 setup with only the pipes and calipers needing changing. This has got to be simpler than mucking about with vented.
Posted 24 October 2004 - 09:51 PM
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