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Nick Jones
June 16, 2017, 11:18am Report to Moderator

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Good looking car - and nice to see a saloon!!

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Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
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948coupe Downunder
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Just thought I would share where I have installed a servo for my brakes Of course this required me to take off my carbs so that I could drill the manifold for a Vacuum take off which is absent on a 948 coupe
Its tight in there!

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1968Vitesse25
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Any ideas what this is?



IT was on a Herald I saw on one of the classic car sale sites.
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glang
July 7, 2017, 11:22am Report to Moderator

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not sure what you mean as it looks like a standard remote brake servo to me. It is an older type servo but cant see anything unusual about it or the installation...
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garyf
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Girling Powerstop Brake Servo (As per the sticker).

A MkIIb one I think, similar to fitted to late Mk3 GT6's as standard.

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1968Vitesse25
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Quoted from garyf
Girling Powerstop Brake Servo (As per the sticker).

A MkIIb one I think, similar to fitted to late Mk3 GT6's as standard.




Thank you.
I assume it's a split circuit Type rather than dual circuit?
I've been minded to fit a servo as I'm getting on a bit now.
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Nick Jones
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No, that's single circuit.

IIRC, some GT6s had dual circuit with a servo acting only on the front circuit.

On a recent track day, the brakes were actually quite excellent until we cooked the rears a bit, so I'm now pondering returning to M1144 pads on the front for maximum cold bite, but with vented discs for fade resistance.  The rears seem to be the biggest problem though would probably be ok with decent shoes (the ones I have at present are especially awful).  Maybe discs are the way to go.......

Meanwhile, I have this stray servo......

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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1968Vitesse25
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Can you fit the later wider GT6 drums of the back of a Vitesse?
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Nick Jones
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I guess you could on  a swing axle Vitesse, but mine is rotoflex.  

I think the standard brakes would be ok for my purposes if I could find some decent quality shoes. M1144 lined would be perfect but last time I investigated that route there was a hefty minimum order quantity and they were pretty expensive.

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Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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1968Vitesse25
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1/4" spacers under the 1.5" drums not an option?
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glang
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Quoted from Nick Jones
Yes, yes, I know they didn't have one as standard and they don't "need" one.  However, mine has always needed a very firm shove to stop it.  

After much tinkering over the years (every damn component rebuilt or renewed, various pads tried) it's been partially mitigated by a 5/8" M/C (some increase of pedal travel) and DS2500 pads, but still needs a hefty shove.  I'm bored with it (especially making the mental adjustment and recalibrating my right foot every time I swap cars) and the Management avoids driving it for this reason.

It's a reasonably fast car these days and the throttle has a very light action....... so the brake action doesn't compare well.

So, I had a rush of blood to the wallet (!) and bought a remote servo.  It's got 1:1.9 boost and I'll probably need to return to a 0.7" (or even 0.75") M/C to maintain a half decent pedal feel.  No worries there - but where the hell am I going to put the thing?  Getting it in at all is challenge enough, but getting it in tidily....... is it even possible?


Thoughts, pics?

TIA

Nick


Hows this installation going Nick, any progress or results?

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