New rear disc rotor for mk III

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I am looking for a nice rear disc rotor for my MkIII. I am having the stock Caliper rebuilt and polished and want a new lighter weight, drilled rear disc rotor as the stock one looks kind of ratty. Especially since there is a nice shiny CNW Brembo kit upfront.

I can't find anything and would like to know if any of you know where I can find something. I e-mailed Norvil if they have anything that will fit the stock Lockheed caliper but they have not gotten back to me yet.

Any suggestions of retailers out there that have something available besides the stock cast iron thing that is on there already?
 
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Hi, Have you looked at the Old Britts site - www.oldbritts.com They surface and drill rotors, old and new. Go to services, brakes etc. But if you have a drill stand or better a drill press you can easily DIY. I did mine last Easter and never blunted one drill bit, that was 80 x 1/4" holes! and about 20 at 9/16".
 
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Keith1069 said:
Hi, Have you looked at the Old Britts site - www.oldbritts.com They surface and drill rotors, old and new. Go to services, brakes etc. But if you have a drill stand or better a drill press you can easily DIY. I did mine last Easter and never blunted one drill bit, that was 80 x 1/4" holes! and about 20 at 9/16".

I saw that, but they just drill out the original rotor. I want something completely different than the stock one, preferably floating like the Brembo on the front of my bike. RGM sells a nice one, similar in appearance to the Brembo but I am waiting upon an e-mail to see if it will work with the original Lockheed caliper on the back.
 
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Norvil contacted me and they have nothing that fits the stock Lockheed caliper. They did try to sell me a whole new rear disc system. Thanks but no thanks.

RGM rotor is a 12" and I would have to get a whole new rear system.
 
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Well, I'm still looking. My only options are to go to a 12" rotor on the rear and a new rear caliper and adapter as well. I don't really feel like shelling out $600 CDN for a new rear disc package. Especially since I just spent $120 on a new SS rear caliper rebuild kit. :cry:

I might just get mine drilled out someplace instead. Anyone ever plate these things? CAD plating or something else ? Old Brits paint some of their rotors, but I think painting a rotor is kind of silly and seems rather pointless. Maybe I'm missing something.
 
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rear disc

If your existing disc is still in fair shape, you might consider sending it to Bruce Chessell at (bchessell@odyssey.on.ca) He re-bored my amal carbs and did an excellent job. He is listed in the links section of this forum. He can resurface and drill your disc for a reasonable price.
Despite the political incorrectness....Merry Christmas!
 
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Re: rear disc

outlaw1875 said:
If your existing disc is still in fair shape, you might consider sending it to Bruce Chessell at (bchessell@odyssey.on.ca) He re-bored my amal carbs and did an excellent job. He is listed in the links section of this forum. He can resurface and drill your disc for a reasonable price.
Despite the political incorrectness....Merry Christmas!

Nice and thank you. I was hoping to find something snazzy to match the Brembo up front but am having a heck of a time. If I wanted a whole new 12" conversion it would be no problem. I will e-mail Bruce promptly.
 
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I know that you have already mentioned the Norvil M/Co slant on things, but they can supply a modern (I think it is floating) rear disc that is 10.7 ins in diameter. This is as you have said, very expensive because you have to buy an adapter plate and Lockheed (Norvil) caliper so that it will all work.

I have put one of these on the rear of my MK3, the main reason being, that firstly it looks modern, and secondly it is 10.7" in diameter and so doesn't look like a huge dinner plate clagged onto the back wheel (just my opinion of how the larger 12"+ rear disc looks).

Apart from the (Norvil) disc mentioned above (or a bigger version of it) a drilled rotor was as far as I could see, the only other way to go.

I personally used the Norvil disc route as I have a lockheed caliper on the front with a 12" Norvil flaoting disc as well, so it all matches up.
 
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P.S. Having re-read your post about Norvil, as I said above, you can get a modern 10.7in disc which as you will know was the diameter of the original, and it does not have to be 12in in diameter, and so looks more in keeping to me.

But the new type disc needs the adapter plate and new caliper because (as far as I recall) the pins that locate the new type disc onto the centre foul on the original caliper when it is mounted on the original plate, and as far as I am aware the additional adapter plate does not fit the original caliper.
 
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Reggie said:
P.S. Having re-read your post about Norvil, as I said above, you can get a modern 10.7in disc which as you will know was the diameter of the original, and it does not have to be 12in in diameter, and so looks more in keeping to me.

But the new type disc needs the adapter plate and new caliper because (as far as I recall) the pins that locate the new type disc onto the centre foul on the original caliper when it is mounted on the original plate, and as far as I am aware the additional adapter plate does not fit the original caliper.

The only rotor I found on the Norvil site (and the unit they suggested) was a 12" rotor, hence the conversion bracket and new caliper. If it is a standard 10.7" you would think it would simply bolt right on. I definitely do not want to go with a new caliper since I just spent the cash on a SS rebuild kit for the original rear Lockheed unit.

Why is it so bloody hard to find a nice floating, bolt-on replacement?
 
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