Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013

Old brakes

Since I am definately not going back to the old brakes, I will be selling the parts off. The kit from MP brakes served me well - until I went racing that is - but for street use, I could not recommend a better set up. The parts come complete with rotors, calipers, brackets and dustshields. I can also throw in the old pads but would recommend renewing those.

Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013

Stop and look

Pic of the finished brake setup with the wheel mounted
The view from behind exposes the trick custom made bracket that the calipers are mounted to.

New brakes

The new brakes arrived, courtesy of Marcus Lipp from Prototech. The 32mm discs with Calipers from ap racing will bring a host of advantages. The setup is much lighter that the previous brakes were, reducing unsprung weight. The bigger discs develop more stopping power and will not fade as quickly when abused. In addition to that the pads can be changed without removing the calipers, which might be convenient at the race track. Last but not least - I think they look really awsome!  

Freitag, 10. Mai 2013

Oilpan TF 727

I installed a new aluminum oilpan for the torqueflite. It holds a little more oil for better cooling and has the big advantage of a drainplug. Taking the old pan off was a bloody mess, as it is impossible to drain the oil before removing the pan. I also hope to have cured a small leak where the dipstick is pluged into the trans.