[DaimLan] Mk2 to xj6 brakes

Hello all
anyone know what parts are needed to convert a mk2 or my
daimler V8 to better brakes. Read a couple of articles who
used xj6 parts but how and what???–
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Hello all
anyone know what parts are needed to convert a mk2 or my
daimler V8 to better brakes. Read a couple of articles who
used xj6 parts but how and what???

BOBUSH

Yes I’ve seen similar articles but never worked out why they wanted to upgrade what was in its day an exceptionally good braking system. Much ‘better’ and you would be locking the wheels all the time. Maybe you system is not working as designed. I know some people worry about not having a dual circuit system, and I can understand that but a couple of years ago someone brought out dual piston assemblies (i.e. 8 pistons for the front axle) and you just had to get a dual master cylinder/reservoir assembly and do the plumbing.

I regularly drive a V8-250, and a (Jaguar) XJ40 and a SuperV8 and have not really noticed a lot of difference in the braking, other than ABS in the wet. Acceleration times are of course very different. Of course there is also a huge difference in weight.

Anyone tried putting a supercharged 4 Litre X308 engine and gearbox into a V8-250? I am toying with the idea. With the extra weight of the engine I might have to transplant the brakes from my written off Super V8 too (I bought the salvage off the insurance company). I have a V8-250 given to me for spares which is rather too good to break (bodywork wise) but the interior has had it, unfortunately I don’t think I could fit a long wheel base SuperV8 interior into a little V8-250 sports saloon. With 370 BHP in a 26 hundredweight car it should then have the power to match the wonderful looks.

Roger Holmes

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In reply to a message from Roger Holmes sent Wed 19 Jan 2011:

Hi Roger. I’m in the process of restoring a 1966 v8 and just
though as I’m already doing the brakes why not see whats
better. Just bought a pair of early s type callipers that
have been reconditioned and they look a direct swop for the
original callipers. The early s types also have solid discs
rather than vented and bigger pistons/ slightly larger pads
so would be an improvement. I will have to look at suitable
master cylinders etc as well. I’m fitting my car with a 2.0
litre BMW diesel engine. ‘‘horror!!!’’ 15 mpg is no good to me
as I hope to do lots of miles in the car. The BMW also gives
a little more BHP at 150 and lots more torque so should make
a better drive apart from the V8 rumble which will be a
miss.

Bob–
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Hi Roger. I’m in the process of restoring a 1966 v8 and just
though as I’m already doing the brakes why not see whats
better. Just bought a pair of early s type callipers that
have been reconditioned and they look a direct swop for the
original callipers. The early s types also have solid discs
rather than vented and bigger pistons/ slightly larger pads
so would be an improvement. I will have to look at suitable
master cylinders etc as well. I’m fitting my car with a 2.0
litre BMW diesel engine. ‘‘horror!!!’’ 15 mpg is no good to me
as I hope to do lots of miles in the car. The BMW also gives
a little more BHP at 150 and lots more torque so should make
a better drive apart from the V8 rumble which will be a
miss.

Bob

Hi Bob,

Is 15mpg all you get from a '66 v8 ! My '69 one has a different back axle ratio and I get around 20mpg. The car’s had a thorough rebuild (including a rebuilt lower mileage engine block from a '65 car), which might explain the better consumption figure.

I wouldn’t want to miss the sound of the V8’s exhaust echoing off the building as I drive uphill on Tonbridge road in Maidstone. With a slight exhaust leak it is glorious!

Nothing wrong with BMW engines, I have a 1987 528i which I bought new, with a very nice straight six, but a Diesel sounds like a lot of work adapting the tank for the returned fuel and don’t you have to have glow plugs or something like that for cold weather and a separate means to stop the engine. My knowledge of diesels comes from many years ago so maybe things have changed a lot now.

The only Diesel I own now is a 3 1/2 litre 2 cylinder a World War 2 Air Ministry generator with hand start and a flywheel weighing several hundredweight but I’ve also had experience with a Diesel Transit 175 van and a JCB 3 excavator.

Will the S.U. fuel pump have to be replaced?

Roger

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