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    New Brake System for Z8

    Having improved my Z8 in many ways and reduced its weight by almost 300 pounds, I have decided to replace my older brake upgrade. The new calipers will be forged aluminum lithium, the material used in F1 brakes, 6 piston front and 4 piston rear, the pistons will be cross and gun drilled titanium and, instead of bleed screws, the calipers will have miniature titanium quick disconnect valves as do F1 calipers. To further reduce weight, caliper design will utilize structural optimization software not available when the Z8 was new. The discs will be carbon ceramic, the bells (hats) will be high temperature anodized aluminum with a titanium bobbin mounting system attached by silver plated Kynar nuts and the hoses will be metal braided with Viton coating and titanium ends coated in titanium nitride. Additionally, the calipers will be direct bolt-on, i.e., no brackets.

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    Looking forward to another one of your stupendous projects.
    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car

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    So excited to see them!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Sounds amazing. You need to get photos Andrew!

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    Pictures will appear on my Instagram: robertlinton1

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    Sometime next week, you might want to look at my Instagram, @robertlinton1, to see the first screen shot of the new brakes for the Z8. Truly wild and will be very very lightweight.

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    Love it if you'd share high rez files here too (or email them to me and I can post them if that's easier)
    Andrew Macpherson

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    The first pictures of the new front caliper will be @robertlinton1 tomorrow.

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    First picture of new front caliper posted @robertlinton1.

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