Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Mk2daz, Mar 25, 2020.
damn...so much progress! excellent work
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Have a look at some Peugeot discs, different offset options and sizes, v6 coupes had brembo calipers, , 4x108 Pcd too on most of it, even some citroen may be worth a look.
Had a mix of 205 gti stuff on my minor, 1.6discs and 1.9 calipers, or vice versa, the caliper just needed a flat plate then to line up on kingpin surface precisely.
May be worth a look at mondeo calipers, and focus st170 discs, think 300mm, and quite common to find calipers in breakers still.
Totally behind on updates for this, not a huge amount has happened but i've been doing what I can whenever I can, i'll post update pics when i get some more time.
At the moment I'm trying to suss out the flywheel/clutch combo for the 1.8T to rx8 box,
I have a b6 a4 tdi starter motor which bolts up to the adapter plate which is fine, i now need to get a single mass flywheel and clutch pressure plate to match that will bolt up to the AGU, I'm looking at b6 a4 stuff but i've seen on a couple forums people have used a vr6 clutch kit with a g60 flywheel? didn't think the starter would work with that?
Think I'll just stick to a b6 a4 diesel smf and clutch kit (will this 100% bolt up to an AGU?), but i'll swap out the friction disc for a cosworth heavy duty 240mm one or something along those lines, that should marry up to the rx8 gearbox input shaft.
Are there any particular brands to go for on the flywheel and clutch kits? theres alot of cheap stuff on eBay thats probably a bit naff!
I'm always biased to Sachs, LUK, Borg n Beck etc.
Thanks, those are the brands I'm most familiar with.
Does anyone know if either of the below are Single Mass? and will they bolt up to a 1.8T? the crank bolt pattern looks the same...
Not sure of spline on clutch/rx8, from memory it's a sierra clutch so may be other ford stuff same fit.
Ford owned mazda for a while, may still do, hence the 121 is fiesta and the probe was a mazda project.
As for a single mass flywheel, search the g60 part number, as they are used in tdi dmf replacement, mine was actually a skoda fabia kit, used, paid 20 quid, or I believe a mk3 golf tdi is compatible. Then bought genuine vr6 clutch kit for the 1.8t fwd conversion.
Presume a clutch slave cylinder will need thinking about too Daz, mondeo concentric ( sorry memory is a little hazy) fits over input shaft and is hydraulic, acts directly on clutch, fitting spacers are available, basically a nylon tube that went over the shaft guide, looked some ford specialist sites. I did a load of research on the moggy, machined a bellhousing and collected parts but never got round to fitting it.
As an idea, it's this sort of thing, but transit uses similar and about £45.
Little read for you
Nice, thanks for those links, especially that bottom one!
RX8 clutch is 23 spline (same as Ford 23 spline stuff) and the 5 speeds are 225mm clutch whereas the 6 speed appear to be 235mm.
As for the g60 flywheel, are the transverse application flywheels compatible with longitudinal starters? I have a b6 TDI starter that bolts up to my bell housing adapter and from memory it didnt match up the teeth on my std AGU flywheel. Not sure if i need a longitudinal specific flywheel, its all quite confusing
Was planning on just using the rx8 clutch arm slave cylinder and release bearing, as the cylinder doesnt foul against anything as far as im aware but may not be just as simple as that. That bottom link is handy, there is guy thats producing similar kits but around £150, so the stuff in that link will be handy to know.
Unsure of the flywheel compatibility, possible the by earlier diesel had dmf. For starter can you swap ends like old lucas stuff, had to build one for my old v4 from parts.
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