Rear disc of most Nissan's have cable handbrakes. 200SX S14, Almera,
Primera etc. When I got my 200SX S13 with disc and drum hub rear brakes
(like 300ZX, Porsche) guy at motor factors told me I'd never have any
problems but the cable handbrake on caliper type were close to being
annual MOT replacements.
Better buy new sliding part with piston and mech bit. The fixed frame
that the pads go in is OK 2nd hand.
Simple rule of thumb, if the caliper requires a piston wind back tool to
replace the pads then it has a cable handbrake.
Mazda 323F. Think it's same as Fords.
They all use sliding claw type calipers that eventually seize on the
sliding pins. Going to be a right load of agro if you show it the least
bit of mud or grass sap. I know that farmers strip and grease everything
every time they use it, if they don't they have to free it up before
using it next year.
I suggest fixed hydraulic caliper with opposed pistons
Citroen BX had nice little alloy jobs, bolt on to a simple flat plate
with 2 tapped holes. (cable handbrake on front caliper, vented disc
contracted releasing brake, BXs had a habit of rolling away!)
and a hydraulic handbrake lever.
You really wouldn't want one. Notorious for failing. Swing arm pivot
CB125T had same POS.
Hydraulic versions with the piston and fixed pad holder that bolted each
side of a alloy swing arm were used in various sizes on CB250G5/CJ250T
and up to CB750 four. Pivots seized on them as well.
Thanks for all the replies.
My first thought is calipers are relatively cheap new so not much
reason to grovel around at a breakers.
Peter from your post am I right in thinking that cable operated ones
must always be the single piston claw type, otherwise the cable would
simply depress the opposing piston?
If so a double piston one does seem more sensible even given it needs
its own master cylinder and lever.
I don't know about other mower designs, but my ride on tractor mower
uses a small wire operated disc brake on the rear axle and a brake
similar to a bicycle wheel rim brake block on the cutting deck. The
latter v shaped rubber, is similar to a bike wheel rim rubber brake
block, which acts on the same V pulley as the V belt. As the belt is
drive is released, the brake block is released to stop the rotation.
The PTO for the cutting deck, uses a metal on metal clamp disk clutch
system on the end of the crank, rather than the more usual system of
simply using the V belt tensioning as the clutch. V belt remains under
tension, clutch engages, disengages the drive.
Plenty BL cars from the 80s and 90s. Before a drum handbrake inside the
disc became the norm. Rover 800 series would be the obvious one - plenty
bits for that on Ebay. Or the Ford Sierra performance versions. Scorpio
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