Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by Giuliettaevo2 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:27 am

The attention to detail and the amount of work gone into the finishing are breathtaking. :shock: Those callipers are better looking now then they ever were. :)
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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by SydneyJules » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:29 pm

Mate! You've stepped it up a notch here! Amazing job!

May I ask how you cleaned the calipers?

I'm about to start on my 166 ones and had planned to use oven cleaner and isopropyl alcohol ...
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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by shiny_car » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:42 pm

I depends what condition the surface of your calipers is.

The calipers I bought were the bare metal version. In Ti cars (ie: 159 Ti), they are of course painted red.

I cleaned mine with wax&grease remover, but isopropyl alcohol would be ideal. On areas of corrosion, I ground them back using a Dremel with a 'wire brush' attachment. If you have areas of corrosion, you can do the same; if not a Dremel, then a brass wire brush attachment on a power drill, like here: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL166/13 ... 791832.jpg (Bunnings sell them).

Otherwise, just sandpaper the paint (eg: 400 grade wet and dry then 800).

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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by Mats » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:53 pm

Hang on a minute...

Are you on the 155 board..? 8)
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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by shiny_car » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:43 pm

Mats wrote:Hang on a minute...

Are you on the 155 board..? 8)
Yes indeed. :)

And several other Alfa boards! :D
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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by Mats » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:42 am

I knew I recognized that attention to detail from somwhere... :wink:
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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by casta28 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:12 am

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In my ex car I mount this.. 305x28 disc redrilled from renault master and renault clio rs calipers (also same punto abarth, corsa opc, mito qv)
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Re: Some more brake upgrades for the 116.

Post by Jose_76 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:31 pm

I've just found a couple discs suitable for conversions in addition to the well known GTA 305x28 and 330x32 discs:

Brembo 09.8003.10 (285x28, 5x98) From various models (Citroen, Peugeot, Fiat, etc..)
Brembo 09.7680.20 (310x32, 5x98) From various models (Citroen, Peugeot, Fiat, etc..)

Hope this helps
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