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Old 09-13-2016, 12:33 AM   #676
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:46 PM   #677
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Felt a little bit of slip after a hard uphill 2-3 shift today. Hoping it's just leaked fluid. Also hoping I can get a tailshaft seal in there soon so I don't have to refill a quart every 300 miles

Also, looks like engine and trans swap won't be happening until April next year due to other projects. Oh well. May as well just keep on hoarding parts between now and then. Still thinking Q7 brakes and Recaro restoration.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:35 PM   #678
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you shouldnt worry about any of those items, just part it out.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:28 PM   #679
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you shouldnt worry about any of those items, just part it out.
This is solid advice
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:55 AM   #680
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you shouldnt worry about any of those items, just part it out.
How did I miss this.

Harald, just pull the trigger on it already. Get it over with.
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3/4", make everything as heavy as possible for no reason. It's also 4:1 compression ratio because that's how cosworth did it in 1978.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:54 AM   #681
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i already gave him my dibs list, you guys are late to the party.
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i already gave him my dibs list, you guys are late to the party.
Lets see who gets there first Mr. Hot Rodder
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:01 PM   #683
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Brake junction block **** the bed and the driver's side front caliper was frozen, so I got a new distribution block and installed some RX-7 brakes I had sitting around.

Couple things to keep in mind to anyone interested in this swap:

-have a high quality flaring tool (you will need to either get new hard lines, or modify your existing ones to work with inverted fittings--Volvo and Mazda use the same tubing diameter and fitting thread size, the difference is that Volvo uses bubble compression fittings and Mazda uses reverse flares)
-use a good tube bender
-depending on which brake 11.25" disc you use, you may need to use 5mm worth of washers to move the calipers inwards to center them with the rotors
-drilling the lug holes to 5/8" is good enough for a press fit against the hub. Myself, I'd find a 16mm drill bit



Low light pics are tough with potato


Never mind the surface rust. Rotors have zero miles on them.



Tempted to paint the front calipers gold...

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Old 10-10-2016, 09:04 PM   #684
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:15 AM   #685
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:22 AM   #686
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Is there a vast difference in pedal feel with the larger rotor used in the swap? I have a set sitting around too but am undecided about them
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:24 AM   #687
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Tempted to paint the front calipers gold...

Red would make a nice contrast
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:31 AM   #688
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Is there a vast difference in pedal feel with the larger rotor used in the swap? I have a set sitting around too but am undecided about them
It makes it significantly easier to modulate the brakes. Definitely worth it.

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Red would make a nice contrast
Might be a little *too* much contrast, no?
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:36 AM   #689
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Might be a little *too* much contrast, no?
Depends. Style 42's demand attention, so contrast with the calipers help pop them IMO.

Gold would be pretty damn cool, too. Don't get me wrong
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:48 AM   #690
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Paint it brake dust.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:21 PM   #691
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brakes are still way to small
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:25 PM   #692
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There is something else in the works.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #693
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Paint it clean silver, so it looks raw.

Can you lock the brakes just fine?
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:37 PM   #694
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They are easy to lock up
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #695
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So John V's comments about locking up on gravel are unfounded?

Looks like I need to finally install the set I've had sitting around for a while.

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Old 10-11-2016, 03:02 PM   #696
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I'm using HPS 5.0 pads. They seem to work much better overall, especially when cold. Highly recommend you get a set if you haven't already!
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:54 PM   #697
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:14 AM   #698
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:53 AM   #699
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Paint the calipers purple.
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