Brake discs and pads for Celebration

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aidanmorris
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Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by aidanmorris » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Hello all

I wonder if anyone can tell me what brake discs and pads I'll have on my 1995 480 Celebration?

I've tried to look this up on various car parts websites but for a 1995 2.0 litre 480 there seem to be a few options with respect to type of pads, whether it will have solid or ventilated discs and whether its a "Lucas braking system". I know I could go outside and take the wheel off and have a look but it's -5 degrees out there so I thought I'd try and see if I could get an answer from the warmth of my living room!

(I'm also obviolsy assuming it hasn't been modified at any point but given its history I think that's very unlikely. I'm also predominantly interest in the front as the are the ones that are in most need of changing but it would be useful to know about the black as well.)

Finally, any advice on what the best/best value ones to go for? I had been intending to call in at my local Euro Car Parts but I see there are also places on eBay that ship next day.

All help and advice gratefully received!

Aidan
1967 Land Rover Series IIA SWB
1995 Volvo 480 Celebration
2008 Condor Italia (2 wheels, no engine!)

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Re: Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by glasgowjim » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:56 pm

vented brake discs are on the turbo 480

normal non vented on the celeb.

just go onto the eurocarparts site and type in your reg no.

also there are a couple of promos on just now via the eurocarparts website.

If its your first time changing pads stick with the ECParts as I am not convinced by ebay.

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Re: Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by aidanmorris » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:17 am

Thanks Jim

I've typed in my reg number on the ECP website but it appears to give me two options for front pads, seems you need to know if you've got a Lucas brake system or a Teves - the pads look different.......

Lucas:

http://www.eurocarparts.com/images/prod ... 660058.jpg


Teves:

http://www.eurocarparts.com/images/prod ... 660158.jpg

Any idea which the Celeb has?
1967 Land Rover Series IIA SWB
1995 Volvo 480 Celebration
2008 Condor Italia (2 wheels, no engine!)

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Re: Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by AcidicDavey » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:27 am

It's the bottom one for the rear, can't confirm for the front. Just go outside and have a look, if you've got the standard wheels on you'll be able to see through the spokes so no need for a strip down to check.
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Re: Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by aidanmorris » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:23 pm

Good thinking Davey

Have just been outside to check in the daylight and whilst you can't really see the full shape of the pads, the caliper is clearly stamped "Lucas" so that's good enough for me.
1967 Land Rover Series IIA SWB
1995 Volvo 480 Celebration
2008 Condor Italia (2 wheels, no engine!)

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Re: Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by aidanmorris » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:21 pm

MINTEX FRONT BRAKE DISC AND PAD SET VOLVO 480 E 1986-> MDK0143

£43 from Premier Motor Factors and that included next day delivery.

Now fitted and once more braking with confidence!
1967 Land Rover Series IIA SWB
1995 Volvo 480 Celebration
2008 Condor Italia (2 wheels, no engine!)

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Re: Brake discs and pads for Celebration

Post by Alan 480 » Tue May 07, 2013 12:13 pm

Just had the same 'problem' this week :-(
SWAMBO collected the pads from our local Motor Factors (who are usually SPOT ON) but the ones in the box are the 'TEVES' ones even although they registration number was given so maybe not all the books concur (I have bought the correct ones in the past)

they have the other (correct) ones in-stock so will swap this week-end
Alan

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