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Found 12 results

  1. Brake warning lamp off - help!

    Hi all, I'm not hugely mechanically savvy, but thanks to trawling this forum I've found lots of useful things to try, but I'm still stuck so would appreciate any help. My car is currently off the road and in trying to get it ready to go for an MOT it appears the brake fluid / handbrake warning lamp won't work. It used to work fine, but last year it came on a bit then flickered off whilst I was driving, and since then it's never come back on. Things i've tried.. I took the carpet up on the tunnel and found the handbrake switch was broken, so I've replaced that. (I'm hoping that was why it flickered on and then died in the first place) I've replaced the bulb and bulb holder in the dashboard I've put it up on ramps and stands today and looked underneath the tunnel to see any obvious broken wires/connections and can't see anything wrong I've looked behind the dash and can't see any broken wires/connections either I've checked and replaced the fuse. Also, I would imagine that if it's the fuse there would be other things affected? (the reversing light doesn't come on, but I'm not sure if it ever has, so may or may not be related) I've not tried doing anything with the brake fluid reservoir / switch, a) because it's hard to get to, b) because I figure if the fluid was low or the switch in their was iffy then the light would come on anyway (and even if it didn't, shouldn't it come on via the handbrake anyway?) c) because I figured I only need the light to come on via handbrake to get through M.O.T (and the brakes feel fine in use). Any help would be greatly appreciated. As it's SORN'd at the moment I can't take it anywhere for someone to look at, and I know it'd fail an MOT if I took it, so gotta try and work through it on my own. Having not built the car in the first place it's been something of a learning curve trying to diagnose it. Thanks Rob Details of the car, in case it's of use: 1999 SEW Silvertop Zetec 2l, MT75 gearbox, Weber Alpha 3D ignition system
  2. Brake disk paint (Rear)

    Seen a few people with nicely painted disk's and while my front are ventilated and already painted the rear are raw steel. While I know the pads will remove any paint, I'd kind of like to paint the remainder to prevent the rust monster getting a bit on it, any suggestions, or this actually a bad idea?
  3. Ok team, got some brake and clutch bleeding/filling in my near future, and TBH I've not done any of this since I was about 19, on a knackered yellow Ford Escort Mk1 So I'm after some recommendations on what I need, what makes it easiest etc. Seen a whole bunch of stuff if you Google it, but after what is best/easiest to use, and ideally make it a 1 man operation ?
  4. I have a SE Narrow with a single brake master cylinder. Has anyone fitted a remote brake servo such as supplied by Car Builder Solutions for under £200? It seems fairly straightforward to fit and plumb in and has a bleed screw. Any comments, hints, fitting tips would be very much appreciated. The car has Midilite twin pot discs at the front and drums at the rear. Belated Happy New Year to all. Thanks Ian B.
  5. A lot of bits for sale. Spare parts from my SEiGHT conversion to a TVR V8. Engine bits from a 4l V8 out of a Griffith. Varying conditions, see pics From TVR: Inlet Manifold - £175 LT77 5-speed Gearbox including Bell Housing and Shifter mechanism - £220 Distributor & HT leads Alternator Belt Pulley Water Pump Unidentified Bosch item - not really sure what it is, was connected to the red lead in the distributor pic. Fan - puller Other: Used Sierra Brake Calipers (half yellow!) - LHS & RHS (brake nipple broken on LHS) New Sierra Brake Caliper LHS - £25 (On my SEiGHT i used LHS&RHS on the opposite sides, not sure if this applies to anyone else) K&N Air filter - £15 I have put costs for the manifold, gearbox, new brake caliper and air filter. Not sure what the rest is worth so just make an offer. Collection from Essex.
  6. May be a trivial question but i'm trying to replace the rear left Sierra brake caliper on my SEiGHT. I need to get the handbrake cable off but i'm not sure how to slacken it. Seems that i need to get access under the handbrake level itself where it channels through the transmission tunnel which looks tricky to get to. Just thinking that there could be a lot easier way that i'm missing?
  7. Anyone know what pads and disc are fitted to the rear of a Westfield with Hi-Spec 2 pot callipers that have the handbrake incorporated - ideally with the standard car they're fitted to so I can get then from ECP? Going to Ireland on Friday and found that the inside of the discs are heavily corroded - looks like the pads have been binding on the dowels. Thanks in advance
  8. 23 Rear brake caliper bracket

    From the album SBD Westfield build

  9. 21_Brake disc & bell

    From the album SBD Westfield build

  10. EBC Green Stuff front pads, M16, £free

    I've replaced my brake pads all round, the rear were of unknown cheap brand and completely worn. However the front M16s which are EBC Green Stuff still have 7-8mm left on them. I believe they were put on the car just before I bought it, so roughly 5000 miles. New they're nearing £40, they need a clean up (usual brake dust etc) So... £10 plus transfer We can arrange exchange personally in't'North West, or by WSCC courier via any of the North West meets or I will be at Anglesey 30th-1st. PM me if you'd like them.
  11. Help identifying Calipers for replacement pads, Please

    I am coming up to a brake pad replacement (quicker than expected with this brill weather ) and I am struggling to identify the calipers and hence part numbers for my pads. My searches web have just confused me! I currently have Green Stuff on the front and unknown on the back. I'm upgrading to Mintex 1144 after studying discussions on other threads, I'm mainly road use with potentially a few track days/sprints. I need something that works straight out the garage all year round. The front right caliper has - 25 64326047 32.99 CL6 stamped on it Rear having - CN2 A123 065877 (although not that easy to read) And here are some photos... Front: Rear: Please would you all knowledgeable lot help me obtain part numbers for these pads. Many thanks.
  12. Painting Brake Drums and Calipers

    Is POR15 paint suitable for the rear brake drums on my live axle car? What about the front brake calipers? Do I need a high temperature paint instead? If so, what? Thanks, Jen Edited to add: Front calipers are Cortina style M16's