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Hi I'm looking at changing the drums to disc on my manta a 

is there a conversion kit out there as I can see one for the manta b

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If you mean on the rear then that kits should fit. Best thing is on the a series you have an outer cable for handbrake so will fit calipers better. Astra disc and caliper conversion is best imho.

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Make sure you don't buy a 4x4 vented caliper for use with vented discs if putting solid on. The carriers are different too. 4x4 vented ones are getting harder to find, the calipers can be bought new but the carriers aren't available even from Big Red.

Sierra and Granada ones are the same.

Nice work on the disc from a 316. What's the size?

I used to use re drilled 240 mm escort mk3 ones to get the top hat spacing correct for the caliper.

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This is the rear setup on my 4HA using jag hubs 5x120 , evo 5 300mm vented discs and escort cosworth calipers :)

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I have similar to what Kev as mentioned, Escort Mk3 discs and sierra 2.0Litre rear calipers fitted to a bracket welded/bolted to the rear axle.

Nice to use a Frod to keep an Opel on the road

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10 hours ago, Kevin Abbott said:

Make sure you don't buy a 4x4 vented caliper for use with vented discs if putting solid on. The carriers are different too. 4x4 vented ones are getting harder to find, the calipers can be bought new but the carriers aren't available even from Big Red.

Sierra and Granada ones are the same.

Nice work on the disc from a 316. What's the size?

I used to use re drilled 240 mm escort mk3 ones to get the top hat spacing correct for the caliper.

reardiscconversion.jpg

 

 

This is the rear setup on my 4HA using jag hubs 5x120 , evo 5 300mm vented discs and escort cosworth calipers :)

047204AB-E669-4EE4-A785-41CEC343FEB7_zps

 

 

Cant remember what size they were, would have to measure as it was ages ago that i did it!! no re-drilling straight fit on. just had the bracket made up and bolted it on.

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