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Old May 26th 2007, 04:16
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What model Talbot Horizon callipers fit?

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I've found a website that sells new Talbot Horizon callipers http://www.budweg.com. What is the correct model to buy?

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Old May 27th 2007, 03:55
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Horizon brake calipers

I am pretty sure the model you need is 81-85 Horizon with Girling brake calipers.
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Old May 27th 2007, 09:41
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I have Horizon calipers on my bug. I can't say which years they came from but they are definitely Girling branded calipers. Hope this helps
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Old May 27th 2007, 11:25
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I have tried to get some from them, but apperantly they didnt make anymore.

They had two right or left, but no pairs last time I checked. Hopefully they will make a new batc.
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Hi

Thanks for the help. Maybe if they get enough enquires they may make them again.

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Old May 31st 2007, 05:37
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You can write me up for one set at least

It`s worth trying again, that`s for sure!
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Hi!

I bought them few mounts ago...

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/297168.jpg

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/297163.jpg

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/297165.jpg

I ordered this caliper from local Bugweg distributor and wait for one month...
Just now I put them on my bug...
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Hi

Thanks for the information.

Reading their catalogue and using your part numbers this is the model that's needed.

TALBOT Horizon 02.78-05.81 Front BENDIX 34888 (left) 34889 (right)

TALBOT Horizon 09.77-03.81 Front GIRLING 34644 (left) 34645 (right) These are the ones that Acytom used. Do the Bendix ones have the same mountings? Maybe the Talbot used 2 types of stub axles?

Now I need to find out if they sell them in Australia.

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Hi AcyTom

How much did you pay for them?

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Steve,

There is a section in the book "How to Modify Volkswagen Beetle Suspension, Brakes , Chassis For High Performance" on installing Talbot Horizon calipers. I'll dig it out tonight for you.

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Hi!

I paid for caliper about 120 US $ they a few $ expensive then new model. If you can not find a new model then this model is OK. For put them on bug mount you will need a 1 mm space under the caliper mount.

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Thanks Steve

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Steve,

There is a section in the book "How to Modify Volkswagen Beetle Suspension, Brakes , Chassis For High Performance" on installing Talbot Horizon calipers. I'll dig it out tonight for you.

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Article from book

Steve,

Sorry I forgot I hadn't posted the pics from the book on Talbot Horizon calipers. Here's a pic showing them:-



The rest of the article is here:-

http://www.matara.net/gallery/Talbot

Your not putting them on your 1303 are you? I thought you'd need Porsche 6 pots to stop that STi motor!

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Old August 11th 2007, 09:03
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Hi Steve

Thanks for that. I bought a 1303 for my son, he gets his licence in a little over a year and I'm just doing a few little things to make it a bit better, plus its my daily driver. Fitting some steel 944 brakes & arms, 17 x 7 BBS wheels, white line rear bar, skinny struts etc..

I scored some early Type 3 callipers with 42 mm pistons instead of 40 mm, these really help make the front brakes bite but I will look into getting the Talbot callipers down here.

I kept all the Porsche brakes from my 1302 for the 1303, so it should stop OK.

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