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Author Topic: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!  (Read 314 times)

belleaudb

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Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« on: May 06, 2019, 12:25:05 PM »

Nice and clean! Still looks good for a car that will be 28 years old in 5 months.



New rear struts




Big brake upgrade







« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 12:31:26 PM by belleaudb »
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terrymetal

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 09:49:19 PM »

Very nice ride!!  I would definitely say you are ready for the summer!!  Terry
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greywolf27030

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 09:35:20 AM »

WOW, that is nice.

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Skunkwrkz

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 07:31:09 PM »

Those wheels are the SEX. Such a clean example. Thought about replacing those old rubber brake lines with Stainless Steel? I just got thru doing mine and the pedal is so much firmer. They would look great behind those wheels.



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belleaudb

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 06:29:51 PM »

I had seen your post regarding the Safebrake hoses. Did a little research and finally ordered them. I wanted to replace all the rubber hoses once I got the big brake upgrade done. I replaced the front hoses back in 2007 and the rears are original.

Will post pics once done.
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LGCapri

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 07:15:56 AM »

Skunk where did you get those struts?
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Skunkwrkz

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 03:43:41 PM »

Skunk where did you get those struts?


I sourced them off Ebay. They are NOS Tokico HP's (commonly known as "Blues") They are for the 2WD BF Mazda 323 and bolt right on. I set up a search for them on Ebay and these turned up there.


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Skunkwrkz

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 03:46:17 PM »

Nice and clean! Still looks good for a car that will be 28 years old in 5 months.


 Those wheels are the last word for me. Simple and elegant. Were those an OEM option in OZ?? I am sourcing some SVT wheels for a similar look that I plan on painting black and polishing the lips. In any case. Car looks great and well sorted to boot. Enjoy the sunshine.
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belleaudb

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:13 PM »

The wheels are Primax 925 which I purchased in 2008. They have been out of production for 10 years. I don't know of any wheels that are similar.

17x7 with 42mm offset. Tires are 205 40 17

No suspension modifications to allow fit.
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Skunkwrkz

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 06:26:43 PM »

The wheels are Primax 925 which I purchased in 2008. They have been out of production for 10 years. I don't know of any wheels that are similar.

17x7 with 42mm offset. Tires are 205 40 17

No suspension modifications to allow fit.

Cool. I have a great idea for something similar using the 16 inch X 6.5 SVT Wheels from the Ford Contour.
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Rocketman

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 07:39:47 PM »

belleaudb, she is looking mighty fine. Could not run wheels like that here in PA, they'd be bent & broken in an afternoon. Have had to hammer out two of the steelies on my hyundai this year already.


Cool. I have a great idea for something similar using the 16 inch X 6.5 SVT Wheels from the Ford Contour.

Hmm, don't the Contours use a weird bolt pattern?
Looks like it is 4x108
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Skunkwrkz

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 09:04:01 PM »

belleaudb, she is looking mighty fine. Could not run wheels like that here in PA, they'd be bent & broken in an afternoon. Have had to hammer out two of the steelies on my hyundai this year already.


Cool. I have a great idea for something similar using the 16 inch X 6.5 SVT Wheels from the Ford Contour.

Hmm, don't the Contours use a weird bolt pattern?

It is. Yes. But the offset is like +49 and so a 15-25mm hubcentric adapter will take care of that in short order. I've already rolled the fenders in preparation for them. They also are DIRT cheap and relatively lightweight.
Looks like it is 4x108
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FALSE PROTAGONIST

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2019, 08:44:09 AM »

Hi there, nice Capri, looks crisp in white. Are you from Aus and now living in the US?

I noticed you had a Victoria plate on the front of your car in one of the shots. I am an Aussie living in London, I just made a post about my car I boguht from QLD.

http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,4277.0.html
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greywolf27030

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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2019, 09:15:19 AM »

Hi there, nice Capri, looks crisp in white. Are you from Aus and now living in the US?

I noticed you had a Victoria plate on the front of your car in one of the shots. I am an Aussie living in London, I just made a post about my car I boguht from QLD.

http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,4277.0.html

Yes, that is a beautiful, well sorted car.

Jack Byrd
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Re: Big Brakes, Full detail, ready for summer!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2019, 11:11:12 AM »

Beautiful car!
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