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Brakes - Mintex 1144


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Fellow Blatters

 

had my 1.8k with DVA work for 2 years - now thinking of upgrading the brakes, reading through blatchat putting the above on the front seems a popular move - does anyone know the part number and a good supplier and what sort of difference am likley to notice

 

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Simon

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Huge improvement when I did it on my 1.8VVC. Got them from CC - similar price to the rest of the world. If you don't replace the discs at the same time (like I did, as the old ones were ... old), clean the old brake pad material off the face of the disks - lots of threads on this - do a search in techtalk.

 

Edit - found my invoice from CC, with part nos off Mintex box ...

 

Part no. MGB533 M1144, for Escort 68-75, Spitfire 70-80

 

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Edited by - Stationary M25 Traveller on 22 May 2008 17:05:43

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Got them from CC - similar price to the rest of the world

 

Really? I thought CC was a fair bit dearer for these and Questmead or Rally Design was the place to buy them.

 

Whether they will suit you or not depends on your usage - on track with a souped-up 1.8k they will be next to useless if you're trying hard 😬

 

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If you don't replace the discs at the same time (like I did, as the old ones were ... old), clean the old brake pad material off the face of the disks

 

I thought this was if going from Mintex to Pagids or the like, it's the Mintex that leaves the deposits on the discs isn't it? Certainly I went to Mintex last year from Pagids, did nothing with the discs and didn't have any problems *confused*

 

 

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