Wilwoods

Moderators: theelanman, dapinky, Specky, Dave Eds, DaveT, Elanlover, Nige, muley, Enright, Sy V, algirdas, nitroman, clemo, GeoffSmith

Wilwoods

Postby esprit888 » Sat 18.04.2020, 07:52

Hi all,
Hope you are all well and drinking lots of fluids :beer: I’m looking for hats and brackets to install my wilwood brakes. Anyone have a set? Spares? Or the cad drawing?
Thanks
User avatar
esprit888
God
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Fri 31.10.2008, 18:56
Location: Lotus Land-Canada

Re: Wilwoods

Postby Fredjohn » Sat 18.04.2020, 08:54

I have a set fitted to mine. Not spare, no cad drawings.

But, I am about to take them off for pressure testing. They are 4 pot Powerlite model 120-8723 radial fit. According to Wilwood this doesn't exist (on their system!), but it measures up the same as the 8728. Check their website, but also the wikiLEC brake upgrade page.

My wheels are 15" not 16", so yours may be different calipers and the bracket might need to be slightly different to allow a larger diameter disc.

However I am happy to remove the brackets and top hats to photograph and send them along with some measurements.

Alternatively the original designer of this set up, Brian, F1LOTUS, is US based. Perhaps you could contact him to see what he still has in the way of drawings etc etc.

EDIT ADDED:

Having now looked in detail at the wikiLEC brake upgrade page and a link to some old LEC posts, I believe you may have a Dynalite 4 pot LUG fixing caliper possibly 120-6806 or -6816. This is totally different from my Powerlite RADIAL fixing caliper, so the mounting brackets will be different. The top hat may also be different depending on the offset of the caliper mounting.

My offer still stands, but it may be far more useful to contact F1LOTUS.

Good luck
La vie passe vite: vivez la avec elan(s).

Elan S4 DHC 1969
Elan SE turbo 1992
Evora 2010
MB CLK 320CDi 2007
Boardman Endurance SLR 9.4 disc carbon road bike
Swift Sundance Lifestyle 500
User avatar
Fredjohn
God
 
Posts: 1872
Joined: Tue 21.08.2012, 00:30
Location: Malvern, Worcs

Re: Wilwoods

Postby esprit888 » Sat 18.04.2020, 20:53

Thanks for the reply, i can try and contact F1Lotus however he hasn't been on the site since 03 Oct 2012 so i'm guessing he has moved on (unless anyone knows how to contact him?) The Wilwoods and discs i have (i'll check the numbers) came from the U.K and i will be fitting 17 inch BBS wheels with a slightly lower offset so clearance should not be a problem. If you could take some pics and measurements that would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
User avatar
esprit888
God
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Fri 31.10.2008, 18:56
Location: Lotus Land-Canada

Re: Wilwoods

Postby Fredjohn » Sat 18.04.2020, 22:43

Yes he did disappear in 2012, but I think he re-registered under the name F1LOTUS rather than F1 LOTUS in 2013 and his last post was April this year.

Will do some pics and measuring this week. But check your part numbers. They're stamped on the caliper itself.

The offset I meant was: once the caliper is attached, does the disc fit dead centre in it. The depth of the top hat may vary, just as the bracket design positioning can vary.

Cheers
John
La vie passe vite: vivez la avec elan(s).

Elan S4 DHC 1969
Elan SE turbo 1992
Evora 2010
MB CLK 320CDi 2007
Boardman Endurance SLR 9.4 disc carbon road bike
Swift Sundance Lifestyle 500
User avatar
Fredjohn
God
 
Posts: 1872
Joined: Tue 21.08.2012, 00:30
Location: Malvern, Worcs

Re: Wilwoods

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 19.04.2020, 00:05

I asked Brian in 2015 but he didn't come back with anything.
Calypso Red S2 #417

USB ElanScan interfaces - £60 incl. P&P.
User avatar
GeoffSmith
Kitty Fiddler
 
Posts: 15048
Joined: Fri 03.02.2006, 21:57
Location: S2#417 in Tytherington, Gloucestershire

Re: Wilwoods

Postby esprit888 » Sun 19.04.2020, 01:03

GeoffSmith wrote:I asked Brian in 2015 but he didn't come back with anything.


Likewise i found him on the Lotus esprit site (lotustalk) but he hasn't posted there since 2016
User avatar
esprit888
God
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Fri 31.10.2008, 18:56
Location: Lotus Land-Canada

Re: Wilwoods

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 21.04.2020, 20:28

Email sent with photos.
La vie passe vite: vivez la avec elan(s).

Elan S4 DHC 1969
Elan SE turbo 1992
Evora 2010
MB CLK 320CDi 2007
Boardman Endurance SLR 9.4 disc carbon road bike
Swift Sundance Lifestyle 500
User avatar
Fredjohn
God
 
Posts: 1872
Joined: Tue 21.08.2012, 00:30
Location: Malvern, Worcs

Re: Wilwoods

Postby esprit888 » Tue 21.04.2020, 22:51

Fredjohn wrote:Email sent with photos.

Got it, thanks john, just heading down to the garage !
User avatar
esprit888
God
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Fri 31.10.2008, 18:56
Location: Lotus Land-Canada


Return to Wheels and Tyres

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest