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Old 1 Week Ago   #16
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For anyone considering upgrading to the 124 brakes for the X1/9, I would recommend against it!

Not only do calipers need an adaptor to fit the X1/9 mounting points, but also a "shim" spacer is required behind the brake disc to put it in the correct place... very difficult to remove when they have been sat together for many years... the ones pictured are aluminium too! So not great with dissimilar metals in contact!!!
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

Looks good, Faran used primarily Lancia Beta engines, either the 2 litre or 1.6 engines. Although they did use Fiat Croma Turbo in one! Interesting that it has a possibly modded guy Croft engine.
The rear calipers have the same geometry as the standard X19 calipers, just a bigger piston. I have these on my own X19 and they fit the same standard X19 discs and pads.
Youíll need to overhaul the calipers as the pistons get stuck, itís an easy job and parts (if you need them) are available. I also have a spare set of these big piston calipers if you run into problems!
Where abouts are you located?
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

These Calipers were also used on Fiat 132 and Lancia Montecarlo. What part number do you have on the Caliper carrier brackets? And what size are the discs?
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

So the rear discs I have sourced are as follows:

Rear Brake Discs:

‎Brembo Model
‎08.3129.10
Discontinued....

OEM part number:

82433857

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This is a front disc from a Fiat Croma (Being used on the Rear of the X1/9 with caliper brackets and disc spacers!
I believe they are 257mm
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

Haven't got around to trying out fitting yet so hoping the calipers are not seized, will be a first time if I have to recondition one!

Didn't notice a part number on the bracket, will have a look next time I'm working on the car

I'm (the car) is located in Southampton
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

So a 30mm increase in diameter over standard discs. Someone has spent a lot of time and money on this. Do you know if this was a Faran built car or did it get put together by the owner?
In my experience it looks too good for a Faran built car!
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