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V8 250 Brake pads

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Superfly
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V8 250 Brake pads

Post by Superfly » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:55 pm

Evening
I am considering changing the brake pads on my white V8 saloon, mostly due to the amount of brake dust they generate,the bottom third of the car has quite a dusting after 50 miles or so.

The pads were from David Manners, can't remember what make they were,none of the big names though

The brakes performance are excellent and have no complaints on that score,the discs and pads have about 1500 miles on them and thought the dust might settle a bit after the bedding in period.
I have checked them and they are operating correctly no binding or dragging.

The question is has anyone got a good experience or preference for any particular make of pad.

Thanks
Stu
1968 Daimler 250-V8 Saloon

classiclife
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Re: V8 250 Brake pads

Post by classiclife » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:02 pm

Hello Stu,

Modern pads do tend to generate more dust, purely down to materials used instead of asbestos these days.

This is more so if you use EBC pads such as green or brown - the compound here is very soft.

I tend to buy NOS pads via eBay and autojumbles. I find the NOS material better and in some cases I have purchased old stock pads containing asbestos.

Some will say buying asbestos pads is not good - I agree with that slightly, but only if you blow the dust using a big breath and your nose in the pad area !!

Worth cruising the ads for NOS items.

Regards.

Richard.
1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

Southern Classics Society Events Co-ordinator.
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Superfly
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Re: V8 250 Brake pads

Post by Superfly » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:16 pm

Thanks Richard

I think the pads are TRW,front and rear,work great just very dusty.

Stu
1968 Daimler 250-V8 Saloon

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Re: V8 250 Brake pads

Post by classiclife » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:37 pm

Hello Stu,

I use TRW on the Vitesse and have not encountered too much dust.

Will keep an eye out for some NOS and if I see some, will let you know.

All the best.

Richard.
1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

Southern Classics Society Events Co-ordinator.
www.southernclassics.org.uk

tjt77
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Re: V8 250 Brake pads

Post by tjt77 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:46 pm

When compared to modern cars, the pioneering but now ancient Dunlop brakes on the daimler SP and V8 saloons have very small pad area, and hence the pads have to work very hard to slow the cars weight and bulk .. modern pads tend to be very soft ( which gives them more 'bite' per amount of pedal pressure than originals) and the downside is they wear more rapidly and as a consequence, produce more dust..
if you cant live with the dust there are 2 practical courses of action :- source some NOS jaguar/Daimler pads..(which will mean higher pedal pressure and less effective braking) or convert to larger calipers and pads up front..(several choices including 420 brakes) The 'coopercraft' front 4 piston conversion as sold By SNG Barratt and others under various brand names, is always good investment..
In fact..if you are reviving a long dead car, it's a time and money saver as well as providing superior braking, fewer components to go wrong, less maintenance, simpler pad changes and extended pad life..

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