Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

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Re: Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:44 am

If you have a rotary or lever bias valve, often mounted on tunnel slightly behind seat so It can be adjusted just not when strapped in. Be useful at a test day if you slacken belts, adjust, and then go out again.


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Re: Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

Post by Corky » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:16 am

In that case, I may do the same 8)


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Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

Post by Rounded_nut » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:40 am

Hello gents. Sorry to revive an old thread but this has peaked my interest.

I'll be overhauling the brakes on the SS1 and as the previous owner had a complaint of poor brake balance Im thinking of giving this mod a try.

I understand the principal of the mod but I'm just a bit confused at the caliper end.
I know the caliper has 2 fluid inputs but would blanking one off prevent half of the caliper from actuating?
Or would it still work all 4 pistons with just one inlet?

I've seen pictures of the mini conversion kits that seem to have a small line linking both ports on banjo bolts. If that's the case, will I need to buy a kit?


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Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:02 am

I think this discussion was about fitting Wilwood (single line) calipers, but yes I believe you need a link pipe on the metro calipers if you’re changing them to single line.

I have to ask - why would you though?


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Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:03 am

As Jim says, to find bigger more powerful single line calipers, wouldn't be used to modify original twin line metro calipers to single line.

Std brakes work well enough on a road car if in good condition. Poor front to rear or left to right balance suggests a problem to me, would want to find that first before playing


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Post by Rounded_nut » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:29 am

My apologies. I've completed misunderstood the thread :roll: . I see what you're saying now though.

Yes there is an issue with front to rear balance but Im jumping ahead of myself.

I'll start my project thread this weekend and highlight the issue further when I've had a bit more of a poke around.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:29 pm

No worries :D

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