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Rear disc brakes for Alpine and Tiger (Caliper/Rotor)

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts For Sale' started by DanR, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    For sale: Mount brackets, spacers nuts, bolts and washers for installation of Rear disc brakes for Alpine and Tiger.
    The kit consist of:
    2 each Brackets, axle housing flange to Caliper OEM Bracket; Spacers 1/4" thick 2 each; Spacers 1/8" 2 each; Spacers 1/16" 2 each; 2 each E-brake levers replacement for Saturn 1 right & 1 left.
    6 bolts included ¼ - 20 x 1 ¼” lg w/nuts and washers,
    for securing the bracket & spacers to the axle flange.
    4 bolts 10 mm 1.5 x 25 12.9 for securing the kit bracket to the Saturn caliper bracket.
    Wire wheel kits will be furnished with 6 each additional 1/4" spacers & longer bolts.

    Sells for $155.00 + Shipping


    NOTE: If you want rotors modified (4 bolt Sunbeam pattern drilled) as part of your kit, there is an additional cost of $100 to cover: modification to rotors, labor, and shipping (lower 48). If you decide to DIY, make sure you also get the Saturn OEM mount bracket because it is need for mounting to the KIT Axle Housing Bracket.
    Below are the individual components recommended for converting a Sunbeam Alpine or Tiger rear drum brake system to a more modern Disc/Caliper/Rotor system. They are from a 1992 Saturn SC rear wheel setup and other interchangeable year/model components available. Nothing special about these components, just what my friend started with, they worked, so that is why the decision to continue.

    The designed brackets and spacers will fit the bolt holes in the flange on the Stock rear axle housing. The brackets are interchangeable for either right or left sides.
    I designed an emergency brake lever to replace the Saturn lever on the caliper so the Alpine hand brake will function correctly.

    SATURN COMPONENTS RECOMMENDED consist of four items they are:
    1. CARDONE 18B4524 and 18B4525 Remanufactured Unloaded Calipers w/Brackets Left and Right Rears with metal pistons. Estimated cost $60 each
    2. CENTRIC 50007140 PQ PRO; w/Shims and Hardware. Premium Pads, Rear Disc Brakes. Estimate Cost $24 - $26. A set is for both sides.
    3. CENTRIC 12062037 Rotor rear disc brakes. Estimate cost $20 each.

    4. CENTRIC 15062355 Brake hose Estimate $8.46 each

    NOTE: If you want rotors modified (4 bolt Sunbeam pattern drilled) as part of your kit, there is an additional cost of $100 to cover: modification to rotors, labor, and shipping (lower 48). If you decide to DIY, make sure you also get the Saturn OEM mount bracket because it is need for mounting to the KIT Axle Housing Bracket.

    I have not yet completed the Stock Steel wheel 13”application.


    I want to ensure total safety and performance before offering. Let the Buyer beware..... I stand behind my laser cut brackets and spacers.

    Direct your questions to tiger2dan@gmail.com






     

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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2021
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  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

  3. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    Dan,
    That's quite the write up! Very nicely done!!
    This is going to be the next project on my car, once the new engine & trans are in.
    I'm excited!!
    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I had a question put to me:

    QUESTION: I’m not real clear on what needs to be machined on the hub. If it needs to be machined to true it for the rotor, then why not machine it to fit the rotor instead of machining the rotor to fit it? This is obviously a permanent mod, so it would make it easier in the event rotors need to be replacing in the future, to just have to drill for the lug pattern.

    ANSWER: Unless you are running wire wheels the hub will not need any machine work. My intent to enlarge the rotor center and not the hub in your case was to keep the hub stock should any owner wish to go back with the drums.


    P.S. I'll post questions and suggestion that may be of help.
     
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  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    ANOTHER QUESTION: Are the Tiger brackets different from the Alpine?

    ANSWER: Alpine and Tiger rear mount brackets that fasten the caliper to the axle flange differ from one another because of the bolt patterns. And the Tiger housing are slightly larger in diameter.

    Please specify your Sunbeam application.
     
  6. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Still selling :)

    Updated the Kit to include several items.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2021

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