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bcliff
02-16-2005, 02:36 PM
My '61 Traveller has the original 7" drum brakes. Since it is my daily driver, I'd really like to convert it to disc front brakes. I would be using an MG midget as a donor for parts. Exactly which parts are used from the midget? I have looked at several cars that have had this done, but none of the owners actually did the work themselves. Some tell me it is a strictly bolt-on procedure, others tell me there is some fabrication involved. I need an exact list of which parts I will be using (Spindles, wheel bearings, etc) and if there is any machining to be done.
Thanks,
Bruce /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif

piman
02-16-2005, 05:48 PM
Hello Bruce,
I used Midget brakes on the front of our Traveller. I used the Midget front hubs, discs and calipers. All I had to do was fabricate a mounting plate to attach the calipers to the upright. There is a small seal at the front of the master cylinder internal assembly, this seal should be removed or the pads will bind.

Alec

john_j
09-04-2005, 09:26 AM
Sorry this answer is so late, might not help the OP, but someone may find it useful. You can use the front uprights and discs from a Morris Marina (may have been called Austin in the US), as they used practically the same suspension as a minor.

piman
09-04-2005, 12:24 PM
Hello John,

ah, but if you do you also need to fit Marina wheels as the stud pitch is different.

Alec