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Hi Esprit guys,

I am calling all esprit owners who had done a full brake system conversion deleting their problematic ABS Delco Moraine 3 system. I need your opinion...

Here are my questions;
1) Which brake system did you use?
2) What was the outcome of your conversion? Brake performance (score 1-10)
3) Conversion cost ($) parts and labor (hr)
4) Parts availability.

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

JR.
 

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Hi Guys,

I found a previous thread about brake system alternative for 4-cylinder esprit...and here is his quote:

"Got it back....Totally Sweeeet.
100% mechanical. No assist at all. It'll just take some getting used to. Turbo seems to be spooling higher, but that might just be all in my head.

Wilwood Racing dual master cylinder and proportioning valve - under $200.
Labour - $1500.
No more weak link in the Esprit......

I highly recommed this. "

And here are the pics:















This setup costs only 200$ and I could do it myself. This guy mentioned that he has already Wilwood calipers existing in the car. I am not intending to replace my stock calipers but I am not sure what would be the brake performance difference using my stock calipers and discs.

Here is the old thread if you want more info:

I'm replacing the whole braking system - Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Hubs/Steering/Geo - The Lotus Forums


Thanks,

JR
 

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The system you show above doesn't use a vacuum booster. IMO that is not recommended, unless you are building a race car... It is better to copy the 89-89SE without ABS, and use the same master cylinder, which is cheap, and a vacuum booster. Don't forget to replace the rear proportioning valve with a standard Tee, since the non-ABS cars didn't have the proportioning valve.


http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f164/alternative-brake-system-4-cyl-209018/
 

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Thank you Travis for your advise.

Is this ABS master cylinder rebuildable? Did anyone try rebuilding it? Mine started leaking where the push rod is. Any info will be great. Thanks
 
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