HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  subterfuge on Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:18 pm

OK, thanks for clearing that up for me.
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944-RX7 Fittings

Post  xschop on Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:51 am

This is the best price I could find on the fittings needed (Thanks Dawg)
BRAIDEDLINES4LESS.COM

3AN-M10 X 1.0 INV FLR Male Seal Adapters(pair)-Steel PART# xrp-420103 $8.95

3AN-M10 X 1.0 Concave Female to Male Bulkhead Adapters(pair)-Steel PART# xrp-410003 $9.95

6" Stainless Brake Line, Straight AN3 (You'll Need 2ea) PART# BLL-1000 $4.95
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all bolted up

Post  xschop on Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:35 am

The brackets need M12 x 1.5 x 55 (4ea) Bolts..... 60mm length will do with thick crush washers....
The only thing that is not in the posted drawing is 45* slots near the atachment bolts that clear the RX7 caliper ear bridge reinforcements..... On my prototype bracket it took all of 5 min to grind and test fit against the RX& caliper, so no trimming is needed there....







Also the new drawing gives even more clearance for very minimal RX7 caliper ear trimming to fit the braket snug before bolting to the 944 Arm....



Steel CNC'd version gets the Yellow VHT caliper paint....



The inner radius in the drawing is perfect and clears the curvature of the 944 trailing arm beautifully....



Calipers got the RED VHT caliper paint...
Hey...what's that MAZDA part doing on a P-car
POPP.....
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  subterfuge on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:33 am

Hey...what's that MAZDA part doing on a P-car

Yeah, I was thinking of just taking that down with the grinder and painting Ford on it just to really confuse everything.
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:38 am

Do NOT go below the "Z" letter base. You can remove all the lettering, but leave the under letter "bridge" as it houses the cross drilling for the hydraulic ports between those 2 piston chambers directly below the "Z" letter....

10th post, 3rd pic shows this 45* cross-port hole......
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  subterfuge on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:14 am

Ha, I was kind of joking, but that is good to know! I'll keep that in mind.
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:13 pm

"""""Yeah, I was thinking of just taking that down with the grinder and painting Ford on it just to really confuse everything"""""

Hey Subt, that gives me an idea..... FORSCHE brand calipers Razz
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  subterfuge on Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:15 pm

Hey Subt, that gives me an idea..... FORSCHE brand calipers

Ha, I looked at that 5 times before I saw the F. That raised area is just asking for some kind of custom script, though. Something to really irk the purists more than a Porsche with a Chevy engine, Toyota front brakes (not accelerators, though!) and Mazda rear brakes. I guess all we are missing is some Honda valve covers or something.
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Billetness

Post  xschop on Thu May 13, 2010 9:35 am

I can deal with busted end mills, but the 5 tornadoes this past week and OG&E not restoring the shop power for 3 days sucks....
Anyways got these sets done and am starting on the new billet design Lexus LS430 adapters tonight....


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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  Oso on Thu May 13, 2010 3:44 pm

looks amazing... just to be clear though, this is just for 86T rotors and wont work with early N/A rotors right? Im still deciding on what to do for brakes.

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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Thu May 13, 2010 4:20 pm

If you change the .903 dimension to 1.12 in the drawing you can put the RX7 calipers on the N/A rotors, BUT you would have to trim even more of the caliper ears off.... These adapters are recessed even more for very minimal caliper trimming and TURBO 299 Diameter rotors and all the pad rides on the rotor sweep.

Has anybody ever flared (SAE) the bubble flare (convex) brake line ends on these cars? It looks like there is enough meat there to mod it for a direct fit to the RX7 caliper inverted 45* flare. Talk about being a frugal bastard.... pirat
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  87-944S on Thu May 13, 2010 6:48 pm

Cut off the bubble and you can do an inverted flare, but the lines are dirt cheap, replace those buggers! You can also buy lines with metric and bubble on one end, and inverted flare on the other. Fox body Mustangs use them, I know, I replaced all the brake lines on my wife's last year, I bought the flaring tools to do both, so much easier to buy bulk line and flare them yourself. New ends are dirt cheap too. Smile
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:42 pm

I've got one last set of these RX7 Billet adapters left. $145 shipped anywhere in the U.S. just PM.
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  n_hall on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:58 am

would the rx7 calipers be good to use in conjunction with the willwood kit?
http://944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+skukey_1118413499+9442+brakesystem-9442

if so i'll most likely take those off your hands.

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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:54 am

What size wheels are you going to run? I know they fit the 16's no problem. I have a 15" phonie that I can try on mine when I get some time. Over 4,000 miles on this swap and ZERO problems. Those 944 online calipers swap have 41mm pistons and the RX7's have 36mm pistons, so it would be a good match. What are you doing for brake MC/Booster?
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  n_hall on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:20 pm

what would you recommend running for the mc?
i dont want to do hydro. i'd rather keep the ps pump off my car.
i was thinking one of the wilwood or titon mc's. dont have many other choices.
i dont have a lsx swap, just a 2.7 n/a. im just looking for better brakes.

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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  kelleysj on Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:31 pm

Im running 3/4 Wilwood MC for the Lexus 430 and 7/8 Wilwood MC for the 88 porsche N/A rears.
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:21 pm

If keeping the Vac booster, you could upgrade to a Turbo MC and call it a day.
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  n_hall on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:32 pm

http://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/ASI_Store.cgi?Product+skukey_20054061+944turbo+brakesystem-944turbo

That one? If you really think it would be a good combination with the wilwood calipers I'll take them.

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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:20 pm

You may want to check your MC part# and verify the bore sizes. What is your car year again and can you verify the MC wasn't already swapped? You can install the RX7 rears and Wilwoods and check pedal feel/throw first with what you've got. That's what I would do.
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  n_hall on Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:22 pm

It's an 85.5 na.

I sent the payment. I doubt it's been changed, probably still the factory mc.

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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:24 pm

Like I said try it first. Also you may want to look into an inexpensive Wilwood adjustable Bias valve and plumb it to the rear circuit. That way you can adjust the rear pressure to suit whatever MC you put on. I recently rode in Ultrasuave's Turbo 944 with th4 Lexus brakes upfront (43mm pistons) and factory rear 4-pot calipers and it was badass with the stock MC and Vac booster. Your set-up will be serious upgrade for the 2.7L power you are putting down. I will box them and get them in the mail in the morning, Thanks, Rob
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  n_hall on Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:23 am

for the installation i need;

X2 3AN-M10 X 1.0 INV FLR Male Seal Adapters
X2 3AN-M10 X 1.0 Concave Female to Male Bulkhead Adapters
X2 6" Stainless Brake Line, Straight AN3
X2 '86 turbo rear rotors
X4 M12 x 1.5 x 55 bolts

and probably the turbo mc & proportioning valve

or did i read your posts wrong?

thanks,
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Re: RX7 Caliper Swap

Post  xschop on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:11 am

Or you can re-flare the factory line. I just bought those bolt-on pieces that you posted (correct)

EDIT: and VHT caliper paint Very Happy
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Last Set

Post  xschop on Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:36 pm

Selling my last set and won't be machining any more of these anytime soon. Going to be doing Wilwood kits for a while.... first $125 takes them (US-48 shipped)

Just PM, no Gucci bags on trade either LOL Razz

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