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Hi Guys, I am going to be changing my front pads and discs in the next few months on my herald 1200, they came up as an advisory on my MOT this time . Its a 1968 CV Herald 1200, and I think it came with discs rather than them being added my another owner, as they are listed on the heritage certificate.

 

So how do I tell what type 12 / 14 they are? is there some obvious markings?

 

The other question is what to replace them with? Do I just go standard or slightly more uprated, the car is just used for social trips and driving to work in the summer. Any recommendations?

 

Thanks

 

Aaron      

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The calliper type should be embossed into the casting of the calliper.

 

Alternatively, are the callipers bolted to a mounting plate that is bolted to the upright, or are the callipers bolted directly to the upright ?

 

The early conversions, and cars that left the factory with type 12 callipers used the mounting plate, like the Vitesse / GT6 does, and the later cars used an upright with integrated mountings and type 14 callipers - like the Spitfire.

 

Given that it is a 1968 car, it's probably type 14 callipers, but best to check first.

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and if you swap 12 to bigger 14s you need to make sure the hub is machined with a chamfer, not left as a rough casting chamfer or the caliper  can foul  up

 

ive done some with the spider forged arms and the angle grinder had to resolve the clearance issue,  not a lot but they just touched 

 

go to brake engineering and look up the cataloge with model and you get a photo of the types eg CA1  CA100 etc

 

shows 12 as 2 bolt section and 14 with 4 bolt sections   dont need to log in 

 

http://www.brake-eng.com/Products/Calipers/

 

pete

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and if you swap 12 to bigger 14s you need to make sure the hub is machined with a chamfer, not left as a rough casting chamfer or the caliper  can foul  up

 

ive done some with the spider forged arms and the angle grinder had to resolve the clearance issue,  not a lot but they just touched 

 

go to brake engineering and look up the cataloge with model and you get a photo of the types eg CA1  CA100 etc

 

shows 12 as 2 bolt section and 14 with 4 bolt sections   dont need to log in 

 

http://www.brake-eng.com/Products/Calipers/

 

pete

thanks pete, they are really quite different in appearance too, i think mine are type 14 based on these pictures but i will check to be sure.

 

Any advice on Pads / discs?

 

Aaron  

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