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    My brakes have never been as strong as they should be in my opinion. Brakes should be able to lock up and mine never have. (Yes, i know not to lock up went braking.) So to get some better results i have done some research on the matter. I have a TRW master cylinder so I might be good there. Big bore rear wheel cylinders have been purchased along with stainless steel brake lines, ceramic pads and TRW vented rotors. I decided not to go with Toyota brakes since the verdict is kind of up in the air on those and for budgetary constraints.

    Last night I got started on the left front. For some reason, it never clicked in m head that I had to take the hub off of the rotor. I was expecting to just pull the rotor and then smack on the new one. Oh well. That brings up this point. How do I know if I have the retaining nut set correctly? Bentley says 5 lbs of torque but I don't have a small torque wrench. Just snug it up and back off a 1/4 turn? What is snug?

    Also, I will be rebuilding the calipers since the pistons look a little gnarley. Anything to look for when doing this job?

    TR250 Todd is coming over Saturday to help out before we go put a starter on a club member's TR3.

    Here is where I am so far.

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    1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

    1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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    Thanks again Skootch! You'll like those new rotors, a lot less fade when descending mountain roads. And they look pretty if you have spoked wheels.
    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
    2nd owner, since 1975
    Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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    • #3
      Has anyone tried the Raybestos reuild kit for the MC? Mine is showing black gunk in the resivoir. AGain. And It's a TRW rebuild kit in there.

      https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...gmTegoWw%3D%3D
      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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      • #4
        TR6 is the only car I have ever owned that has the disk on the back side of the hub.
        SR
        73 TR6. HT/AC/OD
        86 930
        91 535i

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        • #5
          TR250 Todd came over today along with another local club member Dave. We dove in knee deep, wrenches and brake cleaner flying, Dave and I in front, Todd in the rear and we put in big bore rear cylinders, rebuilt the calipers, stainless hoses on the front, ceramic pads and speed bleeders. I am sorry we didn't take pics but it was going too fast and of course the schedule slipped. I figured we'd be done by noon (starting at 10) but got done at 1 or so.

          As for the results... Holy moley. I could tell the difference in feel as we bled them. Totaly different brakes now. The old brakes were marshmallows compared to what I have now.

          After we were done I passed around home brews and then took the crew for a spirited drive to a bar restaurant in the middle of nowhere that has excellent food and cold beer. Fall colors. Temp 70 degrees. Country roads. Good times had by all.
          1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

          1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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          • #6
            PO of Aaron’s car had the rear wheel cylinder clips in the wrong order. Having done more than my fair share, I spotted it right away. New parts make life way easier. Aaron has the fancy new bleeder valves. Simply push the pedal and watch the air bleed out. I highly recommend the set. Aaron treated Dave Connitt & me to lunch following a very cool drive.

            Doesn’t get any better folks. Helping a local club member then blasting around on back roads watching other drivers eyes wondering “what is that cool car!”
            So much rust, so little time

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            • #7
              Where did you source the speed bleeders? Sounds like a worthy acquisition. Thanks.

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              • #8
                https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-TR6...-/392329364392
                1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                • #9
                  For a couple dollars more there's a kit which includes one for the clutch slave too.
                  Driving a 1973 TR6
                  Doing ZS carb repairs
                  email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                  • #10
                    Just bought a set of 5 for my 6. Now I have to remember to pull them off if I ever swap out parts
                    So much rust, so little time

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                    • #11
                      Probably worth mentioning again that the 16P and 16PB have a different thread bleeder than the metric M16P. I put these on my 71 and love them. Sourced them at the FLAPS but 4-5 years ago.
                      Last edited by Petes TR6; 10-21-2019, 12:03 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Really worth installing on all my vehicles. No more running in the house looking for the MRS
                        So much rust, so little time

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                        • #13
                          THANKS, Scootch.

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