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Volvo 240 calipers by cmechmann
Started on: 01-17-2015 06:49 PM
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Last post by: cmechmann on 01-17-2015 11:33 PM
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I understand that this leads to the brake balance issue that comes to be when changing calipers and the hydralics will need to be addressed.
I had been bouncing around some of the British sites. Seems there are many who are looking for Fiero/Chevette front spindles.
By what I am reading the spindles were used for Fiero/Chevette/world Chevette/Imark Gemini, Scimitar and some of the Lotus. The biggest differences are the rotor behind hub design and threaded or not threaded for calipers. There is a later Isuzu rear wheel drive that used them also, Impulse. The Scimitar even used similar upper and lower control arms as the Chevette except the upper had a reinforcement built on them.
Apparently, They are using 80s 240 front calipers, for vented rotors. Carton rotors. Bolted on the Chevette spindles.
By what I had read/seen the biggest issues were the rotor offset, light mods to calipers and using a tee in the brake line for the dual hose calipers.
Now this was with using the Japan/Euro type hubs with the rotor bolted to the back of the hub. With the caliper bolted to the back of the spindle.
If there is a rotor with a deep enough offset, it seems that this could also be done on our cars, with caliper bolted to the back of the spindle.
Has anyone looked into this before? These calipers are cheap and work well.
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I'd never seen anything on them before. Would there be any specific advantage to using these calipers over others that could be had just as cheap, and are less complex?
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I'd never seen anything on them before. Would there be any specific advantage to using these calipers over others that could be had just as cheap, and are less complex?


Is this for the front? It might be easier to just go with the Grand Am brake conversion...


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I believe the 240 uses a 5X108 pattern, so you'd have to drill something or change wheels or mod it somehow. I think 240 guys like to upgrade to later V70r Brembos because all that is required for THEM is a caliper adapter. Or something... I always laugh when the locost guys talk about using the Fiero bits because most Fiero guys looking for performance can't get away from them fast enough (though they'd obviously work better in a 1000 pound car).
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It's not as much as what rotor is used as much as it is how the caliper is mounted right to the spindle. The trick is finding the right rotor and/or hub.
Here are 2 of the sites I looked at.
http://www.ozgemini.com/for...iewtopic.php?t=15659
http://www.scimitarweb.co.u...=4&t=10755&mobile=on

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