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Hi, 

very long-standing member here but I’ve not posted in years.

I have a Cortina based S7 with a 2l blacktop conversion. Long story it’s sat unused in my garage for around 4 years now.

hopefully the time is here for me to get it back out on the road. When I did the conversion I fitted a pedal box. The braking is awful and I’m wondering if there is a suitable servo that anyone has squeezed into the engine bay with success? I’m not sure/don’t recall what it had fitted before but I needed to remove it to fit the zetec obviously.

Also while I’m here, anyone local to Horsham?

 

thanks in advance.

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Hi good to see you still have it. 
we spent the day trying to get it running then you got a bit disheartened and bought the bmw. 
when you say the brakes are awful what do you mean.  As in it takes two feet to push the pedal to stop the car 

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1 hour ago, blue said:

Hi good to see you still have it. 
we spent the day trying to get it running then you got a bit disheartened and bought the bmw. 
when you say the brakes are awful what do you mean.  As in it takes two feet to push the pedal to stop the car 

Bloody hell, Hi!

They have no feel and no bite and don’t fill me with any confidence. 

The BMW is no more, onto an S5 and a classic mini that I don’t think I had when we worked on the kit.

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18 hours ago, flameredturbo said:

Hi, 

 Long story it’s sat unused in my garage for around 4 years now.

 The braking is awful and I’m wondering if there is a suitable servo that anyone has squeezed into the engine bay with success? 

First option give all the brake parts a good overhaul to check that all the callipers and cylinders are operating.

Clean of all sliders disc's and drums, brake disc pads and rear linnings

Check that all the parts are serviceable and reassemble 

Test if brake are any better.

Now for options if brakes are no better, Have you any room to fit a remote servo unit or change master cylinder to suit better brakes.

The brakes may need to be bedded in again before any improvement is found.

Just a few things to look at before going in to deep. 

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1 hour ago, maca said:

First option give all the brake parts a good overhaul to check that all the callipers and cylinders are operating.

Clean of all sliders disc's and drums, brake disc pads and rear linnings

Check that all the parts are serviceable and reassemble 

Test if brake are any better.

Now for options if brakes are no better, Have you any room to fit a remote servo unit or change master cylinder to suit better brakes.

The brakes may need to be bedded in again before any improvement is found.

Just a few things to look at before going in to deep. 

Thanks, I will get the car home and work through this. 
I guess the brakes have just been the biggest factor in me putting her away in the garage and half forgetting about it.

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I have a similar setup on my 2B. Im rebuilding the engine right now, but I'd be happy to take a run down there

from Orpington once its finished & we all get out of jail free.

These will help....but may also cause headaches....you will need details of the master cylinder.

A google search will throw up lots of info such as...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Brakes/

https://www.joesracing.com/master-cylinder-math/

Hope it helps.

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3 hours ago, Bob Tucker said:

I have a similar setup on my 2B. Im rebuilding the engine right now, but I'd be happy to take a run down there

from Orpington once its finished & we all get out of jail free.

These will help....but may also cause headaches....you will need details of the master cylinder.

A google search will throw up lots of info such as...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Brakes/

https://www.joesracing.com/master-cylinder-math/

Hope it helps.

Thanks

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