May 23, 2018, 10:05:59 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Manky Monkey Motors Merchandise now available Cool Items at cool prices http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/merchandise.html
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Trike rear discs  (Read 188 times)
Iceman
Jr. Member
**

Karma: 16
Posts: 93



« on: May 01, 2018, 03:37:48 PM »

Hello Chums,
Saw this nice little trike at the weekend and the owner tells me it has MX5 discs and calipers on the back. Has anybody out there in Monkeyland done a similar job using  Mazda bits? It appears to be running MX5 wheels too. I think it might be easier to these parts than Mk1 Golf stuff.
 Cheers, Tom
Logged

Embrace your inner lunatic. Fun times guaranteed!
stinkey
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 92
Posts: 1991


I can't stop building stuff ?,but I'm slowing down


« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:56:47 PM »

I'm sure he had his problems fitting those too..
Logged

Backyard hotrodder,learnt by mistake,still learning ?
morrag
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 46
Posts: 2693


Carpe diem!


« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 08:26:01 PM »

As ever, anything is possible, usually dependant on ability and what kit you have. On my last build I fitted BMW K100 wheels and Brembo discs/callipers, to Triumph Spitfire uprights, so like I said, and within reason, anything is possible................ Wink Wink..Morrag
Logged

Beware the Ides of March, But!
Iceman
Jr. Member
**

Karma: 16
Posts: 93



« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 08:02:57 AM »

As you say Morrag, anything is possible with the right kit and ability.I lack the latter and  I was just hoping someone had done this before and could give me a few pointers. Smiley
Logged

Embrace your inner lunatic. Fun times guaranteed!
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 261
Posts: 52119



WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 09:47:08 AM »

Mr Olds owns an MX5 -might have some owner info that's of use to you.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Iceman
Jr. Member
**

Karma: 16
Posts: 93



« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 02:04:22 PM »

Judging by his last post, he might not be a MX5 owner for much longer.... Smiley
Logged

Embrace your inner lunatic. Fun times guaranteed!
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 261
Posts: 52119



WWW
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2018, 04:32:02 PM »

 Smiley Persuade him to scrap it, then you can have the discs!
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
paulywombats
Sr. Member
****

Karma: 33
Posts: 404



« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 05:17:02 PM »

Devious Mr Monkey.......I like it!
Logged

I thought I was wrong once, it turned out I was incorrect!
Olds
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 151
Posts: 5125



« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 05:27:35 PM »

Oi you lot !
Then again you might be right. Cheesy
Not had to look at the rear brakes so far but they appear to be simple units and there are so many Mk2 and 2.5 being scrapped, due to the dreaded tin worm, that parts are easy to get. New stuff tends to be a tad expensive.
I assume that it would just be a matter of making a suitable mounting plate to take the caliper carrier.

Use the entire drive train and you could make a rapid trike.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 05:29:37 PM by Olds » Logged

Getting older but no wiser! Just using bigger hammers.
The answer to most problems, fire and lots of it.
Iceman
Jr. Member
**

Karma: 16
Posts: 93



« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2018, 10:58:25 PM »

Quote from: Olds link=topic=16749.msg234707#msg234707 date=1525278455


Use the entire drive train and you could make a rapid trike.

[/quote
Now yer talkin!
Logged

Embrace your inner lunatic. Fun times guaranteed!
Olds
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 151
Posts: 5125



« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2018, 08:23:31 AM »

 Grin
The whole IRS and diff are held in a fairly compact subframe, apart from the top of the coil overs, which could easily be so sorted by the addition of mounting plates. Not the prettiest rear end but for anyone planning a trike it might be worth thinking about.
Logged

Getting older but no wiser! Just using bigger hammers.
The answer to most problems, fire and lots of it.
the coppersmith
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 32
Posts: 2062



« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2018, 10:00:15 AM »

If anyone is serious about the MX5 rear end I have a full set of plans from an ex kit car company, giving full details and measurements for a naked back axle build
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!