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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi im pretty sure my disc brakes are binding on the front, if you spin the wheels you can hear them rubbing, and the car is pretty hard to push, when I bought the car it had previously been sat in a garage for 4 or so years, I then drove it once last year and then took it off for another year...
  2. Chat/Discussion
    Hey! Iv just finished fitting a 2 inch narrowed front beam to my beetle with dropped spindles and disc brakes and slimmer tyres will soon be fitted. I was wondering could anyone tell me by roughly how much all these mods would bump up the cost of my insurance (if at all)? Any advice gladly...
  3. Chat/Discussion
    OK, so our older Skoda Fab needs disk and pads alround. I clik onto ECP adn note they have a 25% sale on ;), so decide I shouodll order parts to do job during the October hols, but blimey, I have a choice of 5 different disks to choose from for the front, apparently all OEM. Ranging from £20.70...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Got an early tax exempt 1303 with drum brakes upfront, but could do with some extra stopping power :D. Just wondered how hard it is to change that setup for a disc brake setup that was standard on the 1303s. Is it just as simple as unbolting the struts and stub axles etc and bolting in the...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My bus has been sat for *ahem* a while, and now the discs have acquired the general look of drum brakes!... How do I clean them up? Normally a light coating of rust will come off after using the brakes, but this is a little heavier than a light coating and the bus doesn't currently run...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi - I recently had the discs and pads replaced on my 1973 camper. I've only driven it a few hundred miles since then, and it' started to make a very loud and annoying squeaking noise from the left wheel. It's a regular, squeak-squeak-squeak noise as the wheel goes round, and it stops when I...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I have set of disc brakes with all the parts that i bought second hand. I have read a few articles on fitting these and some say it is a simple bolt on job. What i would like to know is do i need to remove the arms to have new balljoints pressed in and do the balljoints have to be pressed...
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