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Old 25-07-2021, 02:53 PM   #241
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

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Genuine 322 fronts getting more difficult to find, there are the aftermarket brackets on ebay

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/263136426361

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283709614621

Then can use any BA caliper, swap the brackets with the new ones, it is the brackets that are different on the 322, rest of caliper is same as the regular BA.

awesome! .... bought those brackets ages ago, but thought i might have to change uprights. it's for a BA. also bought the bigger brakes for the wog mobile [has same brackets] . . . . .



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Something like https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254801652084

Those mounting brackets, correct rotors/pads and new lines would work?
not sure on that one .. but yes two piston
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Old 25-07-2021, 07:09 PM   #242
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Something like https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254801652084

Those mounting brackets, correct rotors/pads and new lines would work?
Yes, those reco'd calipers, add the aftermarket brackets, some BA lines, the 322 rotors and you're set.

Pads are the same whether its 298 or 322.

Even the AU2 front lines can work if you have an AU2, ive made them work but cant remember exactly what I did, I think I mightve milled some off the side of the block where it bolts to the caliper to get the orientation right.

BA lines/hoses will go straight on though and dont need mods... but they do have a little mounting bracket that slips under the caliper mounting bolt head... you will need those with BA lines.

BA lines clip into that bracket whereas AU2's clip onto the strut/shock assembly.

Here is a pair of BA calipers on ebay, the 4th pic shows the little brackets with the open ended C shape, they live under the mounting bolts.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/284378854532

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/y3QAA...hS/s-l1600.jpg
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Thanks mate will go with arp washers for sure.

Just got ordered a set of refurbed terry 328mm rears.

Think I will contact race brakes sydney to see if they can make up some new lines for the rear.

Fronts seem to be elusive as of right now I did see RBS sell a 325mm front kit same as on the ba gt.
Keep us posted on how you go with the lines. I will be getting RBS to make a set up for me too, so it would be great if you could share the measurements used.
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Old 27-07-2021, 01:18 PM   #244
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

With the rotors am i just looking for the terry 328 style rotors or do i need something different to suit the handbrake setup or do they run they same. And assume any falcon 322 rotor from that period will suit fronts?

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They are the same mate. And yes, any Falcon rotor will fit.
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Cheers everyone. Have almost everything on order.

Waiting to hear back from RBS on lines.

With the 3mm spacers anyone know the details I should be trying to match ie inside/ outside diameter?

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Bit of an update.

Regarding the lines spoke with Matt at Race Brakes Sydney who is great to deal with.

Issue is with the rears unfortunately they cant do my rear lines as there are a few setups and mine is the one they dont have the fittings for, he suggested brakequip might be able to do them.

As brakequip are a franchise and after some digging will most likely need either the lines or car.

So I am looking at getting RBS to sort out the fronts for me so I can put them on when I do the calipers. And from what I have read I can make my current rears just work with the terry calipers so I can get my car to one of these shops to make up the rears.
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So I am looking at getting RBS to sort out the fronts for me so I can put them on when I do the calipers. And from what I have read I can make my current rears just work with the terry calipers so I can get my car to one of these shops to make up the rears.
Yes they can work, ive put terry rear brakes on an IRS AU with factory rear lines... a 4 channel ABS car, so the rear has its own brake line running along each side of the chassis and to the caliper. (AU fairlane)

The rears if I remember right were the same deal as what i said about the front AU lines earlier, i milled some material off one corner of the block that bolts to the caliper so i could turn/orientate the block and line correctly as it comes off the caliper. Because the notch in the terry caliper around where the brake line bolt lives is a bit different to the AU.

I havent read the entire thread so I dont know what others have said or done regarding using the stock AU rear brake hoses on the terry calipers, but I took some metal off the side of the block to get them sitting how i felt was right.

I just did it with a bench grinder (removed rubber line from car first obviously) and cleaned it all up afterwards etc. before refitting. Flushed and bled the brakes well, rock hard pedal was the result and no problems. Would be even better with new SS lines of course.
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