[xk] Re: Front disc brake conversion kits

I don’t want to start a debate, but I am interested in finding the best Disc
Brake conversion kit. I know that Guy Broad has one and I believe that
CooperCraft does also, any others? I am very interested in hearing from
anylone who has done it. I prefer a bolt and unbolt conversion as I would
like to do the work myself. Thanks for any comments.

Ron – XK140 OTS

Dan Mooney sells Wilwoods (others may well sell them also)

http://www.classicjaguar.com
danmooney@classicjaguar.com

Some of the etype guys seem to be pretty happy with them.

The usual disclaimers - no commercial connection etc.

I’ve heard the Coopercraft’s are good but that’s 2nd hand hearsay from
when I was asking around as regards my Mk2 (which still has the original
brakes)

John

Ron Kutrieb wrote:>

I don’t want to start a debate, but I am interested in finding the best Disc
Brake conversion kit. I know that Guy Broad has one and I believe that
CooperCraft does also, any others? I am very interested in hearing from
anylone who has done it. I prefer a bolt and unbolt conversion as I would
like to do the work myself. Thanks for any comments.

Ron – XK140 OTS


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Ron,

I got one from XK Engineering some time back but most of the parts houses
have them as well, I’m sure. *** Tactics note: Giving my wife a large chunk
of precious metals and jewels for our last anniversary built up a sizeable
guilt credit that was redeemed in Jag parts. ***

I would be suprised if they all don’t carry the kit. However, you couldn’t
call XK Eng.'s a bolt & unbolt job; more like a remove & replace the hubs
job since it requires 150 type hubs. I believe most do. XK Eng. does not
send you any sort of instructions or assembly pictures. If you get a
drawing with yours, let me know and I’ll give you my fax number!

Don’t know how easy it is to install - haven’t got there yet.

Jim Voorhies
XK140MC Fixed Head>I don’t want to start a debate, but I am interested in finding the best Disc

Brake conversion kit. I know that Guy Broad has one and I believe that
CooperCraft does also, any others? I am very interested in hearing from
anylone who has done it. I prefer a bolt and unbolt conversion as I would
like to do the work myself. Thanks for any comments.

Ron – XK140 OTS

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John
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Bruce & Carol LAKE wrote:>

I don’t want to start a debate, but I am interested in finding the best Disc
Brake conversion kit. I know that Guy Broad has one and I believe that
CooperCraft does also, any others? I am very interested in hearing from
anylone who has done it. I prefer a bolt and unbolt conversion as I would
like to do the work myself. Thanks for any comments.

Ron – XK140 OTS

I bought and installed a set of front discs from Guy Broad two years ago.
Not too hard to install. Certainly improved braking performance. However
the dics were from a bad batch and after 20,laps at the local racetrack the
vibration under braking was too much. I had them reground and now they are
fine.
Believe the quality control problem has been fixed.

Bruce Lake
XK140FHC


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Bruce,

I have both the Broad and the Coopercraft kits. Both easy to fit. On the
120s we also had to fit 150 wire wheel front hubs. Not sure about '140s.
Coopercraft offer a range of opions. On the racer we use their four pot
vented kit. I have always also fitted a servo. I am also slowly coming over
to the view that it’s worth fitting a rear disc kit as well. Again Guy
Broad and Coopercraft produce kits. The biggest problem is getting off the
rear hubs. And, it goes wothout saying, the kist todate are only for wire
wheeled cars.

Roger L