Re: Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)
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The old Fiestas were 4-lug, but I think are typical Brit Ford 4.25" bolt circle. The most common 4" 4-lug discs/drums/hubs are Sprite/Midget/Vega/Monza (and Buick/Olds/Pontiac siblings). Other 4-lug with larger bolt circle brakes can be redrilled, if you have a trusty machinist. As I've posted here on previous occasions, an acquaintance had a race car with Crosley running gear; turned the Crosley rear hubs to remove the drum, bolted on Monza drums on the Crosley drum wheel lugs. Can't recall if he also used Monza backing plates, as would be necessary if the Monza drum diameter were different. The incentive for this was to allow brake inspection/servicing possible without needing to carry a hub-puller. The car's original 9" brakes were otherwise adequate.
If I needed to find a solution to this conundrum, I'd check to see which of the fore-mentioned discs were readily usable, and I'd find some suitable motorcycle calipers, I'd make caliper brackets, and then I would market them.
From: Doug Daniel via Groups.Io <sanfelipedoug@...>
Cc: Tim Hamblen via Groups.Io <flinttim@...>; Steve <brawnybug@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] Converting 6" mechanical brakes to hydraulic (not going to 9" but keeping the 6" drums)
Austin Healy Sprite were 4 bolts on 4” circle same as Crosley. The Sprites had 4 wheel hydraulic brakes with disc on front.
On Aug 30, 2018, at 4:28 PM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:
Checked Amazon for 1978 to 1980 Ford Fiesta disc brake parts. The pictures seem to show five bolt rotors. Guess they could be drilled for Crosley four bolt.
On August 30, 2018 at 6:56 PM Steve <brawnybug@...> wrote: