(MARRS-RX7) Rotor question

johnnythegreek58 johnnythegreek58
Tue Mar 17 21:15:36 CET 2015


I dont have a part number. But they can be found on eBay.. type 1985 mazda
RX7 front Brembo rotors.. should pop up
On Mar 17, 2015 3:05 PM, "Michael Root via Spec7" <spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:

> Do you guys have a part number for these brembo rotors and where to find
> them?
>
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Owen Schefer via Spec7 <spec7 at specrx7.com
> > wrote:
>
>> Not sure yet they are still working on it.  The guy from the region down
>> there is Pepe (racerpepe at yahoo.com)  I am not sure how close they are to
>> it but the more people that wanted to do it might make it cheaper to do....
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 2:50 PM, Mark Wemple <markwemple at yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> What would the conversion entail?
>>>
>>> Mark D. Wemple, Esq.
>>> 359 Dun Robbin Drive
>>> Severna Park, Maryland 21146
>>>
>>>
>>> Tel. (410) 987-5831/ Fax. (410) 987-1410
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:22 PM, Owen Schefer via Spec7 <
>>> spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I use to have 2 sets of bearings one set  in the new spare rotors ready
>>> to go on pre packed in little zip lock bags.  Then when the rotors on the
>>> car cracked I could remove and install new ones quick.  I then removed that
>>> set of bearings, repacked them and put them in the new set of rotors for
>>> the next time...  That way you are not rushing to repack bearings at the
>>> track.
>>>
>>> FYI - The IT7R guys are working on a kit for second gen brakes - while
>>> an investment in the conversion I bet the return on investment would be
>>> pretty fast as you wouldn't be replacing rotors every other weekend.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 2:08 PM, John Maslin via Spec7 <
>>> spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Matt is right on all points.  I finally got the Harbor Freight press
>>> kit.  Until then I used old races to hammer the good races in.  It worked
>>> but was harder.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Matthew Stutt via Spec7 <
>>> spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> For what it's worth, I never ruined a bearing race during installation
>>> or removal.  For the install I used a Harbor Freight aluminum bearing race
>>> press tool
>>> <http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-bearing-race-and-seal-driver-set-95853.html>.
>>> For removal I used a very large punch.  Bearings aren't what I would call
>>> cheap, especially given how often rotors need to be replaced, so I would
>>> recommend at least trying to remove them from your old rotors.  Worst case
>>> you lose 10 minutes of your time.
>>>
>>> Great point about carrying loaded spare rotors.  You will need them.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3/16/15 10:42 PM, johnnythegreek58 via Spec7 wrote:
>>>
>>> I would buy new bearings. Chances are they will get damaged on removal.
>>> That way you start off fresh if your not sure of there condition or can
>>> see signs of wear.
>>> Also bring AT LEAST one full set of front brake rotor bearings incase
>>> you crack a rotor while racing and need to replace. Its a pretty easy fix
>>> and common issue.
>>> Johnny The Greek #27
>>> On Mar 16, 2015 9:26 PM, "John Maslin via Spec7" <spec7 at specrx7.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  The front rotor and hub are one assembly, not separate, which means
>>> you have to remove the bearing and race from your old hub to repack and
>>> reinstall in the new hub, or replace them.  Many of us use Brembos as a
>>> higher quality choice.  Make sure you get the one for 12a cars.  The 84-85
>>> 13b optioned cars have different brakes.  To remove the bottom caliper
>>> bracket bolt, use a 14mm box wrench and wedge in a screwdriver against
>>> it to maintain leverage.  You may not need the screwdriver if you have a
>>> thin offset box wrench.
>>> John
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 7:34 PM, Michael Root via Spec7 <
>>> spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> When replacing the front rotors & pads do I need just new rotors or do I
>>> need the "rotor and hub assembly"? I would assume just the rotors, but I
>>> haven't done this job yet and I'm usually wrong about parts...
>>>
>>>  --
>>>  v/r
>>> Michael J. Root, PMP
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