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Old 08-11-2017, 05:50 PM   #181
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

I believe they were a twin piston and an even larger disk than the BA, though I can't remember the actual size.
It should fit up, but you will need at least 17" wheels.

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Old 08-11-2017, 05:59 PM   #182
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Thanks for the info mate. For them it's like looking for a needle in a haystack full of ford calipers. Anyone perhaps have a serial no or caliper model no or exact disc size I can pass onto them to help look. Would they have tickford or premium printed on them? Painted? Would seriously turn a massive job into an hours job with the same result

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Old 08-11-2017, 06:10 PM   #183
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/x...47/fbrake2.jpg

Taken from this thread. https://fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?p=5328384

Also check here. https://fordforums.com.au/showthread...premium+brakes
Painted red.

It also saays they are 329mm disks.

Please note I have never come across these, so my info is not to be taken as gospel.
Hopefully others with experience will be able to help out.

I reckon though, that if these wrecker guys didn't remove the disks and calipers they would be long gone.

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Old 08-11-2017, 06:22 PM   #184
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Thanks heaps for the help. He thinks he has them laying around so fingers crossed. You guys are like the Wikipedia of au falcon!
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:39 PM   #185
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Thanks heaps for the help. He thinks he has them laying around so fingers crossed. You guys are like the Wikipedia of au falcon!
The factory rotor size for premium brakes is 329mm but aftermarket ones are listed as 330mm. They use C4 calipers (twin piston) and have a "TICKFORD" logo on them. The actual size of the C4's are smaller than the calipers used on BA's but not sure if the piston sizes are different or the same. The pads are bigger on the BA calipers.
I think there is a bracket that goes between the upright and caliper to allow the caliper to move out for the bigger rotor. They used a bracket for the C4 calipers that mounted at the front of the wheel on Ser 2 & 3 .
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:54 PM   #186
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Yep premium brake uprights. Sought after but useless without the calipers.

Was C4 corvette calipers with the tickford symbol.
Discs were 329x25mm

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Old 09-11-2017, 07:11 AM   #187
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Great news if the wreckers can still find them. I'll know more today but if not, finally got a set of the right parts now anyway

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Old 09-11-2017, 12:46 PM   #188
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

So the guys at the wreckers remember taking the premium tickford calipers off and put them aside as originally I asked for ba calipers...They have been looking hard and come to the conclusion that the tickford calipers have been stolen as they didn't sell them and they are now gone.... That leaves me back to the original plan of the full series 3 conversion with 322mm carrier, discs and ba calipers...... unless.....anyone might know where I can get a set or tickford premium front calipers that face the rear as I've now got a spare pair of uprights that will fit them

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Old 09-11-2017, 07:28 PM   #189
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

If anyone wants ford premium brake uprights off a series 3 xr6 with the calipers facing rear, your welcome to them.... FREE. Happy to post at cost or welcome to come pick them up
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