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Calling al 14ff disk conversion owners????????????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BamBamblazer, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. BamBamblazer

    BamBamblazer 1/2 ton status

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    What calipers are you running? I dont want to get into a pissing match over which is better, the caddy or the truck calipers, i just wanna know what everyone used? Any dislikes on your choices or are you happy?????
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  2. tRustyK5

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    I'm running my old D44 front calipers, pads and rotors. Works just fine...I'm very impressed. I will eventually swap the Caddy calipers on so I can have an e-brake again though.

    Rene
     
  3. jjlaughner

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    What brackets are you using? I'm just curious so I can follow the thread I'm doing the same thing and I dont want e-brake. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
    here are the brackets I have
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    I'm using the A-tron brackets...

    If you can fog a mirror you can do this mod./forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
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    I've got a set for ford calipers on mine with e brakes...

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    <font color="green"> I have Derbinator's brackets with my old D44 calipers, using the HAD driveline e-brake. WOrks real good for displacing air in the garage so far. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font>
     
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    I am using the ecobit/misfit brackets, D44 calipers (with my old rubber soft lines). I also have a HAD e-brake which is attached to the 205 that is laying on the driveway rusting /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    IS THAT PIC UPSIDE DOWN?? WHY IS THE BLEEDER SCREW ON THE BOTTOM???? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    i am also using derbinators brachets.im actually doing the brake and 14 bolt swap today if it stops raining a little. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gifno garage and still contimplating if i want to get wet today.anybody here figure out how to use the cadi calipers as an ebrake.i bought mine and it doesnt have an attaching arm to make the ebrake work.anybody got a picture of what the arm and return spring look like so i can maybe try and make one??
     
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    Im using Misfits brackets and D44 calipers.
     
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    I'm using my own brackets and the 3/4 ton chevy calipers. When I went to get the calipers the parts guy informed me that there were two different calipers one has a smaller piston then the other so I used the smaller one to help with any possible brake bias problems. Never heard anybody mention that on here before so I thought I would pass it along.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I've got a set for ford calipers on mine with e brakes...

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    Whats the scoop on the bearing hubs? They look brand new. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Did you buy some new hubs or what? If so, where and how much?
     
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    <font color="blue">They're machined down to fit in 6 lug wheels /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Actually, those are the old ones that came with the 14FF when I got it. And because I'm keeping 6-lug rims, I had the outer hub dia. turned down the allow the 6-lug rim to fit on it. Then on the back side of the hub I set up and machined the die cast runner off and cleaned the rest up slightly will a CNC machine. they went from 24lbs. each to 17-1/2lbs each...so far I have shaved 75lbs. off the 14FF...and one day I might even get the damn thing under my truck...
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    IS THAT PIC UPSIDE DOWN?? WHY IS THE BLEEDER SCREW ON THE BOTTOM????

    [/ QUOTE ] your right, but the axle is sitting on a bench...if you look you can see the spring preach on the bottom too, just the way I have it on the bench... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I've got a set for ford calipers on mine with e brakes...



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    ford what? and did you make the brackets or buy them?
     
  17. KrebsATM02

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    I've got the TSM bracket design that my friend made. One cool thing you can do with the TSM design is clock the caliper in different positions. I'm using stock 1/2 callipers, gutted the proportioning valve, installed a wilwood adj. proportioning valve, and using the chevette hoses. It stops like a sports car now!!!
     

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