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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #30 on: Saturday,September 02, 2017, 08:32:16 AM »
As previously indicated I'm in for a rear set.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday,September 12, 2017, 05:51:44 AM »
Any update?

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday,September 13, 2017, 11:23:59 AM »
I have been out of town - up in Indiana working on my Elan that is at my son's house.
just got back on Sunday.

Received this message from Michael Olsson with MIO on 9/2/17

Dear Phil
I have now received a rear Europa suspension, I will begin to design it.
I will get back soon about the price. Hope for your understanding.
Have a nice day

De bedste hilsner / Best Regards

Michael Olsson

He has a Europa for which to finish up the design of the brackets for the rear conversion kits.  I will keep everyone updated on his progress, the status of the kits and, of course, the pricing.  We are up to a total of seven orders now.

For those of you wanting his front Europa upgrade kit, you can order those now from his website " www.mio-engineering.dk "
He has a PayPal account.

Thanks everyone,
Phil Bishop

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday,September 13, 2017, 09:36:33 PM »
I assume the rear caliper mount is from the 4 bolts holding the backing plate to the trailing arm and aluminum bearing housing.  If you are you need to be aware of the different bolt circles between the TC and non TC cars. One bolt circle does not fit all cars.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #34 on: Thursday,September 14, 2017, 05:04:28 AM »
Phil, thanks for the update.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #35 on: Monday,October 16, 2017, 03:04:36 AM »
Any update on the rear disc brakes?

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday,October 31, 2017, 09:41:23 AM »
I reached out to Michael directly:

“I understand you are creating a rear disc brake kit for Lotus Europa Twin Cam Cars. I am one of the people who is part of the “group buy” from the US on the Europa web site.

Do you have an estimated time frame for completion of these kits?”

He responded:

Hi Glen
That is correct, but there is no estimated time yet.
I'll get back to you on the forum instead when I have an update.
Michael
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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday,November 15, 2017, 11:44:50 AM »
I just talked with Claudius at http://www.lotuspbc.com/home.html Lotus prepared by Claudius in Cerritos, CA.  They apparently used to (many years ago) sell front and rear disc brake conversion kits for Europas. 

I told him about the interest here and he seems interested in finding out if there is an opportunity to sell some kits.  Anyway, since the brake hardware available today is different from what he used years ago, he would need to redo the engineering.  To do this, he needs someone to volunteer their Europa for a couple of weeks to complete the design, since he does not have a Europa on hand.

We also need to come together on what car we want to design to.  I don't know the rear brake differences between the different Europa models and wheel options.

I personally have a tc Special with standard Lotus alloys.  I would offer my car to him but I am in Florida.

Let me know what you think.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday,November 15, 2017, 03:58:24 PM »
I’d like to give Milo a chance to complete his design, hopefully by early winter, as a number of us agreed to do a group buy. If he can’t get it accomplished I’ll get the rear disk brakes from Banks as they already have the system design done.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #39 on: Tuesday,November 21, 2017, 08:14:09 AM »
Question: Would Wilwood front & rear conversion work with the standard TCS Fed dual master cylinder without boosters? Or is a MC swap assumed in this conversion?
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