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    I buy mine from EBC and use Red Stuff. The last time I orderd I used the ones from a Lotus so they have the correct squared off bottom edge. The ones listed for our cars have a curve at the bottom so you have a few mm of the disc not being touched by the pad.

    If you order them from Power stop brakes Chris will know what you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCP440 View Post
    ... The ones listed for our cars have a curve at the bottom so you have a few mm of the disc not being touched by the pad...
    Nick's picture shows that (sorry if its copyright, Nick!).

    rear_pads.jpg

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    As far as fitting the compensater I did mine last year using the Mini part. From beginning to end it was about 2 hours and the worst part was bending the tab that holds it in place on the lever. I resorted to my Dremel with a flexible drive in the end to remove it completely.

    At the MOT a few months later my tester reckoned it was the best Handbrake was the best he had ever seen on a ZT ever. 3 clicks and I can leave it on the steepest of hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Nick's picture shows that (sorry if its copyright, Nick!).

    rear_pads.jpg

    David.
    Yes but after some research we found EBC do make the correct pad but it listed for a Lotus.

    Steve

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    If you look at the progress of 277 I have a few pics on replacing the handbrake cable
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible
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    1984 MG Montego efi. Project
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    2004 MGZT V8
    2004 MGZT V8, Project

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