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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:12 pm 
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300mm Front Brakes on the cheap! (stuff expensive cosworth) :lolz:
*warning* - *minimum of 16" wheels needed*

Right as you know there are plenty of conversions for brakes, as most ford items fit onto all the models with a little bit of modification.

Yes everyone bums Cosworth Brakes and ST brakes, and are sheep. Never willing to find something which fits.

So here we go.

MK3 Mondeo Brake Calipers.. £20 from the scrapyard.
MK3 Mondeo Pads.. £14 brand new
Focus ST170 Discs.. £35 brand new


Drill the 2 bolt holes on the hubs out to 12mm.
Shorten the bolt used from the Mondeo hubs.
Fit.
Bleed up.
Job done.
300mm front brakes :thumbsup:

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No spacing required unlike most other conversions, no messing, and most importantly.. no expensive bloody bits because its "cosworth" or "st" :xmasghey:

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:37 pm 
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They any better?

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:58 pm 
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scotty_boy BSc wrote:
They any better?


Cannot comment on that as I havent drove it yet :lol:

My standard ones were fooked, so while I was needing to buy new discs and pads I thought I'd get something different, without having to buy the expensive "upgrade"

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:21 am 
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Looks to be a common upgrade on the mk5 and mk6 escorts

Nice cheap find

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:29 am 
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Looks to be a common upgrade on the mk5 and mk6 escorts

Nice cheap find

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Yup thats correct, I was suprised to see that nobody on the fiesta forums have noticed it.

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Hi dude

Just about to get £45 + vat worth of spacer plates made for hte other mk2 conversion, but obviously this would be easier

How sure are you that there is not goign to be need for spacer and that there is no rubbing?????

Even on full lock?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:04 am 
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Hi dude

Just about to get £45 + vat worth of spacer plates made for hte other mk2 conversion, but obviously this would be easier

How sure are you that there is not goign to be need for spacer and that there is no rubbing?????

Even on full lock?

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No spacer is needed for these brakes.

Rubbing on full lock is due to the wheel/tyre combo, nothing to do with the brakes.

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My mk2 mondeo 260mm disks, and their calipers were rudbbing each other up the wrong way with no spacers, Ah well Followed your advice and spent £70 on pattern discs and pads for st170 and got a set of mk3 calipers from s yard. All good!

Thoroughly reccommended.

Found out if anyone wants to know you can use the mk2 mondeo calipers with a 260mm Escort Disc which has a lesser front to back measurment therfore allowing for the 3mm.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:07 am 
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Yeah most of them need spacing out, apart from these mk3 mondeo ones which dont need spacing out :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:38 pm 
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so do they work any better?

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To be honest even the cossie brakes are overkill on a fiesta.

But yes they work ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:46 pm 
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how well ?

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as in i could do an endo if i tried :lolz:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:31 pm 
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sweet thanks for the guide :D i will be getting the parts in 2 weeks :D
btw is it worth fitting braded brake lines? are they worth the 70 od quid?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:01 am 
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got any more pics plz

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not sure if you will be able to see this , or if yuo are even on facebook

But hey......

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo ... =608493482

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The OZ are 16" and slipped over with spare. Working fine, though i think the master cylinder should really get uprated no doubt -

But i am thinking there good enough for me. Plus they aint even bedded in the new pads yet so only gonna get better i guess

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willl any mk3 mondeo work eg estate ones as well

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As far as i would have thought

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