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Mounting F40 brakes on a 308 ?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by WILLIAM H, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    I'm mounting F50 brakes on my F40 so I'm sort of thinking of maybe putting the F40 brakes on the 308 :) The F40 brakes really are awful though whereas the 308 brakes are not bad on such a heavy car. Maybe if I swap the master cylinder on the 308 the F40 brkes will work better ?
     
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  3. No Doubt

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    All F40 brakes in general are "awful" or just those particular rotors/pads are bad?
     
  4. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Ive heard A LOT of grumbling from many F40 owners. I had porterfield pads which work great in all my other cars.

    The F50 brakes I have on my 512TRs are much much better
     
  5. ItaliaF1

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    do you think you can get some carbon ceramic brake from ferrari, and i f so are you willing to pay that much, want them, or even possible?
     
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    do you think you can get some carbon ceramic brake from ferrari, and i f so are you willing to pay that much, want them, or even possible?
     
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  8. Dave

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    They cost the same as a 308.
     
  9. No Doubt

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    Cool. Have you thought about entering your hopped-up F40 into Le Mans?

    I'd pay my own way over to Europe to serve on your crew. Seriously. It'd be a hoot. Bet you'd win, too (though fun even if you didn't).

    I bet other F-chatters would volunteer, too.

    The F40's V8 would easily handle 24 hours of racing.
     
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    Put down the crack pipe ;).
     
  11. Dave

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    Put your hands in the air... now turn and walk away from the crack pipe.
     
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  13. velocityengineer

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    Hi William,

    The F40 calipers have too much piston area for the OE 308 master cylinder size. If you replace the master cylinders with a dual setup you can get away with it. You are going to loose the E brake if you do this.

    -Eric
     
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