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Tom Wells
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Holiday hibernation

Post by Tom Wells » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:29 am

Just to make sure I did get something done over the holiday on the Cobra, Here are a couple of pictures:
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In each picture is a new coilover shock, new rotor, new pads and a new hub.

Now working on installing new rear pads. After that, flushing brake fluid and road test including bedding the new pads. So far everything has "bolted right in" - as most of you know that represents major sarcasm...

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Re: Holiday hibernation

Post by mooreken » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:11 pm

I was going to ask how the suspension project was doing.
What brake pads did you go with.

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Re: Holiday hibernation

Post by Tom Wells » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:40 pm

Ken,

I used EBC Redstuff front & back on each car. They seem to work well for the Cobra and OK but not stellar with the wagon.

This is the third set for the Cobra (Sebring and Daytona eat them fairly quickly!) and the second set for the wagon. The back straight at Sebring is so long that the Cobra could hit the rev limiter and the braking was spectacular for turn 17. My oldest was co-driving (we were taking turns) and he said he could feel the shoulder straps stretch when he braked at that corner. I told him I didn't think he should be going that fast before braking that hard, but he just ignored me :shock:

The wagon has more weight on the front, and has the same calipers as the Cobra. The wagon uses the FoMoCo Cobra vented rotors where the Cobra uses the Baer two-piece vented rotors. I'd guess the difference is more because of the front end weight than the rotor type.

I had to e-mail EBC because the pads seemed a bit too thick to fit the Jag XJ6 rear calipers in the Cobra. They came right back and said it's OK to remove the shims glued to the backs of the pads; they are there to reduce noise which of course doesn't really cause any problem with the Cobra. It is all part of the "bolts right in" process - the previous pads didn't have the shims so I removed them from the new pads.

I will see if I can get the slimmer (shimless) pads installed tomorrow.

Then I'm waiting for the pressure bleeder to show up to flush the brake fluid. The Cobra has a Subaru Brat (circa 1978) master cylinder with a non-standard cap. It's about 3" ID and threaded plastic, so I will need to convert it into a bleeder cap by drilling a hole and making up fittings and a plastic tube to adapt it to the pressure tank. Just a little more "bolts right in" I guess :GR::

Tom

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Re: Holiday hibernation

Post by mooreken » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:18 pm

If you have trouble with the pressure bleed. I use a vacuum hand pump with a remote fluid catch jar that I use. Same idea just sucks at the bleeder instead of blowing at the MC.

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