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Plus 2 front calipers for Elan S1

PostPost by: paddy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Hi,

toomspj wrote:I'm lucky enough to have successfully raced an Elan S1 using standard calipers and discs


I assume here when referring to "standard" calipers on an S1 you're thinking of type 14 calipers on standard discs instead of the original type 12?

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PostPost by: toomspj » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:21 pm

Hi Paddy

Yes type 14 - I meant standard as in standard for an Elan.

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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:43 am

This has been a oft discussed subject on this forum:
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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:51 am

I have just been offered a set of what are apparently new old stock Girling calipers-2 AR and 2 NR for $1800.00 US This is too much for me with my conversion to Canadian dollars but perhaps a US member can benefit. Worth considering that the NR caliper requires the correct 26R magnesium rear upright with 3.5" mounting for the NR calipers though.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:18 am

Another thread from the past on fitting GT6 calipers. As others point out in this thread-we sure miss Gary Anderson!
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PostPost by: bill308 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:03 pm

DBE can supply special NR calipers that bolt directly to standard bearing carriers. They can also supply AR calipers that work with +2 discs.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:35 pm

Davidb wrote:\As others point out in this thread-we sure miss Gary Anderson!


I can only do so much, here is Gary (leftmost) at the vintage races at Lime Rock in September. Clark Lance and Carl Whitney also in the photo.
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