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Master Europa front/rear disc brake conversion articles
« on: Thursday,February 01, 2018, 12:08:11 PM »
The current discussion on disc brake conversions reminded me that having a one stop shopping location for disc brake conversion articles may be useful for people contemplating fabricating their own brakes. The list is probably not complete so if any of you have articles stashed away over the years, please add it to the list.

From the Golden Gate Lotus Club website:
1. http://gglotus.org/ggtech/europa-discbrks/europa-discbrks.htm  (author-Jerry Rude with comment: http://www.lotuseuropa.org/LotusForum/index.php?topic=2430.0)

2. http://gglotus.org/ggtech/europa-rbrakes/rear-brakes.htm (author-Nick Goldberg, probably not very helpful as there is no drawing of the brackets)


From Lotus Europa Central website:
1. Rear disc conversion using Geo rotors, Wilwood calipers and motorcycle drum shoes
(author-Dave Madigan, no text but four photos and cross sectional dwg of wheel/hub)
http://lotus-europa.com/manuals/misc/brakes/geo/TCSdisc1.jpg
http://lotus-europa.com/manuals/misc/brakes/geo/TCSdisc2.jpg
http://lotus-europa.com/manuals/misc/brakes/geo/TCSdisc3.jpg
http://lotus-europa.com/manuals/misc/brakes/geo/TCSdisc4.jpg
Caliper/wheel/hub cross section

2. http://lotus-europa.com/manuals/misc/brakes/brakes1.html (author Ken Kaplan- requires a custom bracket, contact info for fabricator is included)

From the Yahoo Europa mail list:
1. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lotuseuropa/files/tcs%20miata%20conversion/ (author- oldarmyarchitect

2. europa caliper2.dwg (author- oldarmyarchitect, in acad format, need right program to open)

3. 1971 S2 Lotus Europa.pdf Conversion of S2 rear drums to Miata disc brakes (author-Doug Alexander)

Individual owner websites:

1. http://www.martley.plus.com/lotusland2016/europa/16europa12.html (owner-our own Brian M, AKA EuropaTC the parts required probably won't be helpful to the US/Can owners)
2. https://www.prevanders.net/europa/rearbrakes.html (owner- Dave Anderson)
3. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ri79mynor2exyq7/Brake%20Conversion%20Instructions.pdf?dl=0 (author-Dave Lindemann, link to my dropbox account. Again requires a custom bracket from Dave L to complete)

Lotus Europa.org
1. http://www.lotuseuropa.org/LotusForum/index.php?topic=1699.0 (author- Brian M, AKA Europa TC
2.http://www.lotuseuropa.org/LotusForum/index.php?topic=451.0 (author- Brian M)


Joe, if this is not in the correct section, please move it at your discretion
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Re: Master Europa front/rear disc brake conversion articles
« Reply #1 on: Friday,February 02, 2018, 08:25:32 AM »
Cheers Joji. I really appreciate your effort on this. In the next couple of years I will be doing a brake upgrade, and I have been keeping an eye on all of the brake system talk lately with keen interest. This will make research down the road so much easier.  :beerchug:
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Re: Master Europa front/rear disc brake conversion articles
« Reply #2 on: Friday,February 02, 2018, 04:50:47 PM »
My weekend reading. Thanks Joji!

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Re: Master Europa front/rear disc brake conversion articles
« Reply #3 on: Saturday,February 03, 2018, 09:04:58 AM »
There is one more article from Lotus Europa Central that I want to include. John Zender's article "•Wilwood Front Brake Conversion Kit from John Zender" goes to a dead link. I contacted John Z and and his explanation was that he updated his business website to a new format several years ago and he will add the Europa stuff when time allows.

In a few weeks, I'll tackle the compilation of all the brake master cylinder conversions articles out there.