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#1 waynec

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:42 PM

HQ Disk machined down HQ pbr caliper ,  standard LX stubs , caliper bracket hitting on tie rod end is this a common problem or am i doing something wrong here , ? 

ground a fair bit of the bracket still touching any help please ..

 

Wayne.



maybe caliper  better of at rear of disk ?  or dose that create more problems 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:02 PM

I did that years ago with HQ calipers at the back using HQ stubs and rotors. They hit on the crossmember on full lock.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:38 PM

I've never seen this combo tried before but I guess you just proved it doesn't work.

I've seen people do lc/lj using h series discs turned down and I've seen lx done using the alloy sliding type caliper, but I've not seen these calipers done on torana stubs.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:04 PM

Back in the early 90’s the only solutions I found were:

HK to WB stubs and HQ-WB discs.
PBR UC caliper alloy part with HOLDEN cast iron pad carrier. Use UC slides and hex bolt.
UC steering arms, or find A9X or L34 ones (Today just buy Harrop ones).

Or A9X Girlock calipers.
Or L34 PBR calipers (same as HQ but top entry hose).

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:13 PM

I've never seen this combo tried before but I guess you just proved it doesn't work.

I've seen people do lc/lj using h series discs turned down and I've seen lx done using the alloy sliding type caliper, but I've not seen these calipers done on torana stubs.

it does work , just not for me yet lol



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:35 PM

I'll be watching with my popcorn

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:40 PM

Maybe using UC steering arms might just get you there. I haven't tried myself so just a suggestion.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:30 AM

This is an old photo of mine when I first got it a few years ago, this was done back in the 90's

It has a machined down HX rotor, original torana caliper but with HX pad slide fitted. (I think)

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:39 AM

Yes, the above combo is tried and true. Cost almost nothing when the wreckers yards were full of HX kingswoods.

As suggested a change of steering arms might be enough to get you there.

 

Anyone know if lower profile rod ends are available?



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Posted 24 February 2021 - 09:10 AM

^^And use the UC lower slide with the recessed Allen headed bolt.




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