Mk1 Austin 1100 brake upgrade?

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Glacier white
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Re: Mk1 Austin 1100 brake upgrade?

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I am sure that you won't regret the longer final drive. I have a 3.1 in mine, albeit with a torquey 1300 pulling.
The hoses look of similar age with your car!

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Yes those hoses could well be restricting flow. Make sure you also replace the single hose at the rear as it will be just the same.

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No they can't. You have to buy the correct disk.

https://www.angclassiccarparts.co.uk/pr ... i-iii-6774

Thanks Mark! shame the mini cheaper ones cannot be used.

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Re: Mk1 Austin 1100 brake upgrade?

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Glacier white wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:27 pm
I am sure that you won't regret the longer final drive. I have a 3.1 in mine, albeit with a torquey 1300 pulling.
The hoses look of similar age with your car!
Yes, I'm ashamed to have taken this out on the road. I did bleed out all the old fluid with new which made a noticeable difference and so I idiotically left it at that...
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Re: Mk1 Austin 1100 brake upgrade?

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111Robin wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Yes those hoses could well be restricting flow. Make sure you also replace the single hose at the rear as it will be just the same.
Was about to order a set of hoses from Goodridge but noticed they only include the four. I've sent off one of each for a set of stainless ones to be fabricated.
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Currently in the process of stripping the engine bay for paint and making up the kunifer hard lines for the brakes. The engine block (will wire-brush the exterior and run through a cleaner) and crank are also back from the machine shop. Awaiting the delivery from Mini Spares so I can finally put it back together.

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As the original cotton braid of the engine bay loom is falling apart, I will individually sleeve each wire with this paracord. Something I learned from building custom computers. Can make a guide if anyone's interested?
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Re: Mk1 Austin 1100 brake upgrade?

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Muhib wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:51 pm
111Robin wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Yes those hoses could well be restricting flow. Make sure you also replace the single hose at the rear as it will be just the same.
Was about to order a set of hoses from Goodridge but noticed they only include the four. I've sent off one of each for a set of stainless ones to be fabricated.
There's a short hose in the centre behind the subframe.

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I know. Which is why I had one of the front, middle and rear hoses sent off to be made as Goodridge’s website only listed 4 in their set.
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Why not just fit a set of standard hoses ?, they're readily available in sets. I don't think you will see any great benefit in fitting high spec' hoses on an ADO16. The standard setup is more than capable.

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Re: Mk1 Austin 1100 brake upgrade?

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The only sets I could find were NOS (which I am not trusting my life with) and unbranded ones on eBay going for £80 for the whole set. It's only a tenner more for the complete Goodridge set. I'd rather go with a reputable brand for DOT approved hoses which come with a lifetime warranty.
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