bentley turbo r front brake pads

bentley turbo r front brake pads

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Manchester, UK

#1 Mar 9, 2013
where is the best place to buy a set of these at a reasonable price ,did Bentley use a brake caliper from another car ?
Jan Forrest

Rotherham, UK

#2 Mar 9, 2013
I usually use one of the following for virtually all of the RR/B spares I need

IIRC introcar even sell on eBay where their prices can often be a little cheaper than in their own catalogue!

Although some parts such as plugs, plug leads, electrical components etc. can be obtained from ordinary car spares shops for far less than any of the above. If there's a "Bullseye" spares outlet near you they could be the most convenient of all.
Jan Forrest

Rotherham, UK

#3 Mar 9, 2013
Ps. From around 1975/6 the forerunner of the Turbo R - the Rolls Silver Shadow 1 & 2/Bentley T1 & T2 - came with an axle set of Girling G16 calipers (2) on each front wheel accompanied by a ventilated disc made of a special "micro-iron alloy". As the pad and disc part numbers specified for the early Turbos ('85-'87) are the same as the Shadow I reasonably assume that the calipers must be the same ones. Later Turbos ('87-'89) specify a different pad which may or may not fit the same caliper, but may just be an upgraded pad material. I couldn't say for certain.

The G16 calipers were fitted to a wide variety of 1970's and 1980's cars including Ford Cortinas, Capris, etc although with only one caliper per side operating against an UNventilated disc. The only difference between the RR/B calipers and 'ordinary' ones is the addition of a spacer casting between the 2 halves to allow for the much thicker ventilated disc. If you want to tackle a caliper overhaul yourself you will get the parts a lot cheaper if you approach your nearest brake & clutch specialist and ask for 4 seal sets for these calipers without mentioning that they're fitted to a Bentley. You will save a lot of money that way.

Although I had to have the rear calipers done professionally when I overhauled the braking system on my Shadow 1 a couple of years ago (the bleed nipples sheared off due to excessive corrosion and then also broke my stud extractors) I saved around 75% of the cost of having the work done by a garage by doing the front 4 calipers myself.

Manchester, UK

#4 Mar 9, 2013
thanks love all the information you have

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