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Hi all. I just converted to an Airheart hydraulic master cylinder and 150 series caliper. With a spacer the caliper works great with the stock coot disk. After I got the system bled it is no problem to skid 4 tires on concrete. I mounted the master cylinder on an angle bracket beside the seat with a hand lever to actuate the brakes. I had a hard time finding fluid for this system. There are 2 repair kits for these units. One if for DOT 3 brake fluid and the other is for Mil. Spec 5606. After calling a few lubricant shops I finally tracked the stuff down as Military grade extreme high and low temp Hydraulic fluid. Another 3 calls and I found some locally. I think if I rebuild these units again I will specify the other kit as brake fluid is available everywhere and aircraft hydraulic fluid. isn’t.
I also need a repair kit for my Airheart brakes. Can you tell me where to get the pads and kit??
Congrats on the conversion. Any chance of posting some pictures of the installation as it's something I would very much like to add to my Coot.
http://www.commetkartsales.com open the online catalog, when the page opens on the left is (catalog) scroll down and click on brakes then pick your brand. There are some really great manual systems of all sizes so take a look at them. I got this idea from looking at motorcycle brake systems that have a remote fluid tank and a hydraulic pedal for the rear brake. Hunt the wrecking yards and look at their designs.
http://www.cometkartsales.com/store/brakes/brakes.htm (Inserted working link)
(This is the page for Comet Karts online store brake parts page. It looks like the mechanical brake pads should work of the Coot Brake. I am not 100 percent sure but the image looks correct T.
Airheart Mechanical Brake Caliper Replacement Pads (double notch)
http://www.cometkartsales.com/store/bra ... chpads.jpg T.)
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Good article on how to rebuild the brakes. One side will be difficult to replace as it has been bonded into the housing.
There is also a break pad that has only one notch unlike the Airheart brakes which have 2 notches further down the page pn 04-490
Cheaper price on the single notch pads