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chazz

HI all, ive sourced the parts for this from my local scrappy for £80 the lot, I didn't see the focus these bits came from but there a reliable scrappy always go there and they assured me that these bit will do. So I got new pads and disc's and handbrake cables, the disc are 253mm in diameter.

 

The issue is everything came apart nicely  no issues what so ever until I put the disc hub and caliper on for the disc's. Thing is ive have gone to put the handbrake cable in and where it sits on the caliper it wont go in due to the sub frame in the way. The caliper sits towards the back of the car. Am I being sitting and missing something hear?

 

cheers for advice

Mr Singh

have you put the right calliper on the right side?

chazz

Pass I know the brake line is on the bottom, not sure how to tell to be honest

chazz

silly question but is the brake line hose ment to be on the bottom??

artscot79
Top mate bleed nipple and hose to tge top
chazz

so it don't matter what focus they came off they will fit on the estate fine?? I had the calipers apart for cleaning so possible ive just stuck them together wrong in a rush lol I will check and get back to you all

chazz

is the caliper to the front side or to the back like in the pic???

FOCA

Looks like you might have the right hand one on the left, and vice-versa, so the handbrake lever on the caliper is facing down instead of up -  (on this one it faces up, yours faces down)

 

chazz

Hi guys yeah I went back out to the car and had a look and yeah in the rush off getting them back together after taking them apart silly me got them the wrong way. lol. well tomorrow I will redo them easy to do, god knows how I managed to get them confused to be honest guess I didn't take much notice on taking them apart. But this was/is such an easy job. Im gonna post more photo's how to in my albums, but im guessing theres others on here that have done it. ta guys

FOCA

Hi guys yeah I went back out to the car and had a look and yeah in the rush off getting them back together after taking them apart silly me got them the wrong way. lol. well tomorrow I will redo them easy to do, god knows how I managed to get them confused to be honest guess I didn't take much notice on taking them apart. But this was/is such an easy job. Im gonna post more photo's how to in my albums, but im guessing theres others on here that have done it. ta guys

Here you go -

http://www.trackcarz.com/t22-rear-drum-to-disc-conversion-focus-mk1-15

chazz

cheers guys all sorted, one other little thing can I run copper pipe between the old line to the caliper instead of the rubber hose or shall I get the little holder bit that supports them??

FOCA

cheers guys all sorted, one other little thing can I run copper pipe between the old line to the caliper instead of the rubber hose or shall I get the little holder bit that supports them??

Probably best to stick to the (original disc brake) design as it may have been done like that for a reason (ie, the rubber is flexable, it insulates to a certain degree etc, the copper is not/ does not)  - if it had a "holder bit" probably best to get that too

 

When it comes to brakes best to do it right and not cut corners

karlos1987
+1 to what foca has said.

Never risk anything when it comes to brakes. Not worth the gamble.

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chazz

Hi guys ive added a third photo to this topic, with shows the rubber hose support I had to go get from the scrappy, as you can tell don't quite fit nice, so wqas wondering if I order a 440/450 rubber hose would this be ok for it to sit between the two red boxes, so one end in the caliper and the other straight to the copper end removing the two little rubber hoses and just having one long one instead???

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chazz
Been searching the net and seen that someone has done this, where they have had away with the two little hoses with the little copper line with one lenght of rubber brake hose. So im guessing it be ok. What ur guys in put??
stef123
I have just been looking through my pictures after answering your other post this morning.

Here's what mine looked like
stef123
As you can see I had to use a cable tie to keep the hose from touching the tyre, I'm not sure if it would have bit there wasn't much in it.
chazz

what was the length off the hose? I messured 440mm with a tape messure, lol.

stef123
Yeah 440mm does ring a bell
chazz

well I will order a pair, from euros £8.99 each I got the brackets from a focus for a clean fit had to undo and remove a bolt it to fit, its like a C shape so the hose should just clip in, this way looks nicer than the copper pipe. where did you get ur silver ones from??

stef123
I fitted braided brake hoses front and read - they come in pretty much any colour you like.

The metal bracket my hose passed through should have been for a rigid pipe IIRC (it's coming back to me) but I super glued in a rubber grommet to stop it running the hose
chazz

Cool, from the pic of the hose ive ordered it looks like it comes with a rubber gromit on it already for the c-shape bracket, when I done it all I will post the photos



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