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Re: [Fot] Front Caliper question

To: "'Diesel Performance Parts - Info'" <>, "'Tony Drews'" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Front Caliper question
From: "Spitfire Racing" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 17:28:21 -0500
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Mark is spot on with his response, realize bearings will also be larger
which is a positive for racing applications. New vertical links are
available (Rimmers) and be careful with used ones especially if you don't
crack test them. There's a weak area where the threads end.
Spitfire guys do this upgrade regularly-improves safety margin and provides
better braking. Realize you then are using pads that are the same for a TR4
and also a Datsun 240Z (open up the pin holes slightly). There's lots of
great compounds for racing in that configuration.

Russ Moore
Spitfire #49

-----Original Message-----
From: Fot [] On Behalf Of Diesel
Performance Parts - Info
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 4:03 PM
To: 'Tony Drews'
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: [Fot] Front Caliper question

The GT6 caliper mount will not fit a Spitfire vertical link if my memory
serves me correctly anyway. When you change from Spit brakes to GT6 brakes
you have to have the whole wheel end to do it. Caliper, rotor, and stub axle
and vertical link etc. I don't know what the bolt spacing is though.

Mark Craig
Diesel Performance Parts, INC.
411 Allied Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
866-455-7788 Phone
615-834-9923 Fax
-----Original Message-----
From: Fot [] On Behalf Of Tony Drews
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Fot] Front Caliper question

Arrgh.  Copy / pasted through notepad this time.

I received this question and have no clue what the answer is (and of course
don't have any GT6 front caliper mounts).  Anyone on this list know the
answer?  See below.

Thanks, Tony Drews

Dear Sir,

I have a Lotus Europa that I race in Vintage and am upgrading the front

A fellow competitor has an Europa with Wilwood calipers and GT6 discs. The
Wilwood caliper has a 3'5" spacing between the mounting holes. These
calipers fit directly onto the competitors caliper mount. He believes that
his caliper mounts are from a GT6 with a 3'5"
spacing between the bolts.

My car has Spitfire caliper mounts with a 3.25" spacing between the bolts.

Do you know if the GT6 caliper mounts have the 3.5" spacing and will they
fit onto the Spitfire vertical link.

If the GT6 mounts will work, do you have a pair available.

Please forward price and availability.

Thanks for your help

Peter Taft

At 01:12 PM 12/6/2014, Tony Drews wrote:





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