Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

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retroren
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Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby retroren » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:28 pm

Might as well make something good come out of the corona virus:

started here, obviously, with a completely fine set of brakes that probably had 30,000 more miles to go
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bit of wire wheeling and a couple of coats of rust inhibitor por-15:
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finished:
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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:24 am

Are you converting the car to a Porsche? :D

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby retroren » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:38 pm

Well Otto, I was kinda hoping to go a little faster....a least look it standing still:) I've got plans to replace the visually restrictive turbine wheels. I'm not a "keep it stock" guy.

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:36 am

That's a tricky proposition. There were a couple aftermarket wheels made by Western for Toros and Eldos back in the 70s and 80s but if you can't find any of those I think you'll end up having to have wheels custom made.

The biggest problem is finding a wheel with the correct backspacing and deep positive offset. Using the wrong wheel will result in wheel bearing wear and failure and possibly broken spindles.

Bolt Pattern 5 on 5" = 5 on 127 mm
Width 6 inches
Offset +3.25 inches = +83 mm
Backspacing 6.75 inches = 171 mm
Load Rating 1600 pounds

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:46 am

Here's a guy who has done a lot of research on aftermarket wheels for the Toronado.

http://www.breznick.com/toronado/wheels/

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby retroren » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:57 pm

Thanks Otto but I have a 1992 that has a bolt pattern of 5x115mm with offset and bore that seem to be common with plenty of aftermarket wheel makers.

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:20 pm

Hahaha!

I guess it would help to read the Title of the thread!

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby Jelonek » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:19 am

the work of Breznick is very interesting! thanks

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Re: Sprucing up the brakes on my '92 Toro

Postby retroren » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:17 pm

definitely not oem but these sure will show my brake work:
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