HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE

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Re: HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE

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I do believe this brake conversion was finished, and his terc is his daily driver (I think) so it must've been a success
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where is that double piston caliper from? what car is it from? anyone know?
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x2 we're gonna need an update
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Rednecklawrence wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm I do believe this brake conversion was finished, and his terc is his daily driver (I think) so it must've been a success
Or maybe not, could have been a disastrous failure. And it could be the reason we have not heard from him.

Perhaps we should start checking the hospitals. "do you have in your hospital guy we only know him as "leeblew", he drives an old Tercel, who made his own brakes, and it may have been the cause the accident and injury?"
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'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
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Re: HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE

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Last I talked to him was in December, and he's still been driving it...
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I want to see this too. Gotta put new brakes in my tercel. Don't want to have to do it again.....
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yeah, I'm curious about this too. Looks awesome
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Does anyone know where those double piston calipers came from? what year and model car are they from?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)
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Re: HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE

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Rednecklawrence wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:25 pm Last I talked to him was in December, and he's still been driving it...
Did you try just straight asking him "What calipers are you using?"

EDIT: If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself.

The calipers are off of the 1988-1989 ST165 Celica GT-Four/All-Trac (US)/Turbo 4WD (Canada).

Centric part numbers are 141.44114 and 141.44113, good luck!
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AugustusFerdinand wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:20 pm EDIT: If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself.
Did you ask him directly? I actually happen to be the proud new owner of both of LeeBiews tercs as of earlier this year so I could probably confirm what are on it!
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Rednecklawrence wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:28 pm
AugustusFerdinand wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:20 pm EDIT: If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself.
Did you ask him directly? I actually happen to be the proud new owner of both of LeeBiews tercs as of earlier this year so I could probably confirm what are on it!
I did not, I went searching and found them by process of elimination. The triple triangle logo is Akebono, they make OEM brakes for a lot of cars, afterward it was finding which numbers on the caliper were pertinent to finding out what it is. What looks like an A043T or AO43T in the top right is actually AD43T with 25-14 being the rest of the identifying information.

They're probably a little rare, expensive, and powerful for most here (and you'd desperately need some rear brake upgrades to balance it), but if you can find out the rest of the hardware info I know I'd appreciate it. Specifically the rotors, hoses too if they're something specific/special.
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Re: HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE

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nice work! Unfortunately that is something that is not likely to be found in a wrecking yard anytime soon. I have only seen one of those for sale once in many decades. the car is indeed rare.

I wonder if one can back check the part number to see if it was used on any other car, it would be really rare that a supplier makes up a caliper for one model of specialty car.

You can adapt anything to work with enough time and money, I was hoping for a bolt on up grade. you all will have to suffice with the MR2 brake up grade I wrote up in the repair guide section. the later first gen MR2 uses larger brakes, I have a set I got at the wrecking yard, but I have not seen what it will take to make them fit. I suspect there may be some shims/adapters required. I also have a set of rear disk brakes used on the MR2 which I think would be a good Tercel4wd up grade, but that too will take specially made mounting hardware, and perhaps some brakes or special cables to get the parking brake in them to work properly. likely the whole system would need the addition of a proportioning valve as well. all costly and time consuming undertakings.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)
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