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  • #61794

    Arthur
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    Is it possible to fit disc brakes to a 107E Prefect? I have seen the conversion kit by Milton Race for the 105E, but someone told me Milton were no longer going. Any suggestions?

    #61799

    Confused
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    Milton are definitely still around and going strong, so not sure where you heard that bit of misinformation! We’ve sold a fair few of their disc brake conversions for the 105E.

    Someone else may be able to provide some input to the 107E, I assume then it’s not the same front strut/hub as the 105E, which is why the Milton option isn’t applicable?

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    #61803

    Ken B
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    Pretty sure the strut is different on the backplate mount holes.

    Milton is still going.

     

    #61804

    JAN
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    The mounting holes for the brake backplates do not align with a bracket for the 105E, as Ken states. They aren’t sufficiently displaced to allow welding and drilling. Also, if you fit 105E-ish hubs to the front, you have a stud spacing of 4.25″ p.c.d. so you’d need to do something to the rear, which would remain at 5.5″, or run two different wheel types.

    #61805

    Arthur
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    Thanks for this. Looks like it will be harder than I thought. Is there an alternative strut/hub arrangement that might fit on a 107E, or will I have to make some kind of compromise? My old drum brakes just aren’t sharp enough for when idiots pull out directly in front of me.

    #61807

    JAN
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    None that I know of. The old way was to fit Classic / Capri struts, but these also need the appropriate track control arms, giving a wider track and negative camber. You still have the issue of the wheel stud spacing. Actually, I’ve always found the 107E brakes more than adequate: the MoT tester always commented on the exceptionally high readings. The big advantage of disc brakes is the reduction of fade rather than greater efficiency.

     

    Everything needs to be working as designed, though.

    #61808

    Arthur
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    Thanks. I will abandon the disc brakes idea and focus on making the drum brakes as good as they can be. At least I get to keep the original bits on it!

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