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MG MGA - MGA 1500 disc conversion
|A mate of mine has asked me to help him convert his 1500 to disc brakes. We will go with MGB callipers, I have done the conversion successfully on my ZB Magnette in Australia but just need to source the parts. Can anyone recommend a good place to get discs, splined hubs and calliper mounting brackets from at a good price in the UK?|
The easy choice is Moss, but he is on a tight budget and I was wondering what the other choices may be around here?
|Little British Car Company gives a bit of a discount on Moss parts. You can even use the Moss part #s to order. Not sure if that is what you have in mind. It's just less expensive. Not cheap.|
|You can use the front suspension from an MGB.You can make 4 --1/2" spacers to fit the king pins while still using your MGA shocks. These spacers go on top on each side to fill in the space between the shock arms.|
|Least expensive I've found for the caliper mounting brackets was on Ebay 160284253902, I paid £80.00 but that was a while ago. Far less then Moss's $305.00|
for hubs I'd go to Orson Equipment - much cheaper than Moss, that's where I got mine from. They are very helpful, and have finally got their website up and running (www.orsonequipment.co.uk/).
Discs? Try Ebay UK, as there were some sets on there for about £30. SC Parts sometimes do a good deal.
Caliper mounting brackets? Again, try Ebay UK, around £80, but sometimes less.
Calipers? try Ebay UK, Andy Jennings or MGB Hive, they often have good quality second hand ones that you can recondition yourself.
I only get stuff from Moss as they are 4 minutes down the road and I save of P&P. Depending where your mate lives, Brown and Gammon might be closer (www.ukmgparts.com).
|Thank you guys. I'll pass this information on and see what we can come up with. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. |
Now, I wonder if I can convince him to fit a 3.5 litre V8 like MG Doc's car!!!
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