While the Hawk Blues we use might not be ideal for street use, I think the
Hawk Blacks might be ideal. I'd call Dave at Winner's Circle for an opinion
from a guy that sells them.
----- Original Message -----
From Ron Soave <soavero at yahoo.com>
To: <Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com>; <Bryan.Vandiver@Eng.Sun.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 1:28 PM
Subject: RE: Big Brake Conversion.
> Sprite Vintage guys all use stock brakes with Blue
> Hawk pads on the track (big brakes are Cheatin' Dog
> material). I guarantee they take a lot more abuse on
> the track than any street car.
> --- Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com wrote:
> > Bryan,
> > I do realize that the standard Spridget disk brake
> > setup is more than
> > adequate, but on the other hand why do some of the
> > racers do the upgrade if
> > it is so adequate?
> > I do have a new (NOS)3/4" bore MS that I haven't
> > installed yet because I
> > wasn't sure if I'd notice the difference, and if so
> > it wouldn't be worth the
> > trouble... that's why I was asking the list.
> > I'm definitely going with the dual brake line system
> > (converting the clutch
> > MC to another brake MC) and I'll be adding an 8 to
> > 10 lb residual pressure
> > valve to the front disk circuit to insure they grab
> > first. The linkage to
> > connect the two MC cylinders together will be the
> > easy part, at least for
> > me.
> > Still open for advice on the BIG brake upgrade.
> > -Drew in San Jose
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bryan Vandiver
> > [mailto:Bryan.Vandiver@eng.sun.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 9:52 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org;
> > Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com
> > Subject: Re: Big Brake Conversion.
> > Drew,
> > I did a disk brake conversion on my bugeye, but I'm
> > still using the later
> > midget
> > brakes, however, I do have 'cross drilled' rotors.
> > I'm sorry I can't help
> > you
> > with the Big-brake conversion, and I wish you luck
> > if you have your heart
> > set on
> > it, but I should add, that the standard disk brakes
> > are much more than
> > adequate
> > on our car. The only thing that is the problem is
> > the pedal pressure
> > required.
> > You can always add vacuum assist brake booster, if
> > you want to reduce the
> > pedal
> > pressure, or, you could try converting to a later
> > brake master with a
> > smaller
> > diameter. The smaller diameter will require more
> > pedal travel, but since you
> > no
> > longer need a clutch master, you can probably fit
> > any brake master you want
> > in
> > the existing pedal box. I also like your idea about
> > 'dual line' brakes out
> > of
> > the orginal master, however you would need to
> > fabricate some kind of linkage
> > to
> > actuate both pistons simultaneously from a single
> > pedal, and that might not
> > be
> > the easiest thing to do.
> > Regards - Bryan
> > >To: email@example.com
> > >Subject: Big Brake Conversion.
> > >MIME-Version: 1.0
> > >
> > >All right you guys... that's enough crap about my
> > engine conversion!
> > >
> > >My real intent was to find out your experiences
> > with the big brake
> > >conversion, the one that uses Spitfire disks & MGB
> > calipers. Has any one
> > >done this and what kind of problems did you have??
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >-Drew in San Jose.
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