Largest brake discs

Largest brake discs

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MissTaniaThomas

Original Poster:

9 posts

18 months

Sunday 8th August
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I’m trying to commission a company to turn a crankshaft into a dining table, and ideally I’m seeking advice on a oversized brake disc as a foot.

Now I’m aware some of the larger ones at 400 and 450mm, but how big do they ever get?

stevieturbo

15,668 posts

217 months

Sunday 8th August
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As big as you want someone to make them.

But perhaps some heavy vehicles, machinery etc etc might be something already in production in a large size.

But factor in you probably want to be able to move the table too.

MissTaniaThomas

Original Poster:

9 posts

18 months

Sunday 8th August
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Ideally, I’d be seeking a scrap or used disc, keeping the costs low...

SpeckledJim

26,554 posts

223 months

Sunday 8th August
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This may not be the biggest now, but at least recently the largest discs fitted to any car were the fronts on a Continental GT or Flying Spur.

Dead cheap and easy to find once unusable. £20 from a Bentley dealer or specialist I'd have thought. Take a packet of biscuits to sweeten your offer.

Hawkshaw

112 posts

5 months

Sunday 8th August
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Why don't you use a flywheel instead of a brake disc? It will bolt straight onto the crankshaft....

And why do you want your dining room full of old car bits?

Each to their own I guess, but I have a strict rule, no car parts whatever in the house. It's a slippery slope. I don't mind working in a scrapyard but I draw the line at living in one.

Smint

249 posts

5 months

Sunday 8th August
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How much will this weigh, should be wonderful all polished up but hope the floorboards are in good nick.

Evoluzione

6,774 posts

213 months

Sunday 8th August
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Hawkshaw said:
Why don't you use a flywheel instead of a brake disc? It will bolt straight onto the crankshaft....

And why do you want your dining room full of old car bits?

Each to their own I guess, but I have a strict rule, no car parts whatever in the house. It's a slippery slope. I don't mind working in a scrapyard but I draw the line at living in one.
^ This.
Flywheels sit on cranks not brake discs and it's a bit council anyhow.

bmwmike

3,903 posts

78 months

Monday 9th August
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Brake disc will rust quickly too, i'd have thought


Pothole

33,836 posts

252 months

Pothole

33,836 posts

252 months

Monday 9th August
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The Terex Titan (massive truck used in open cast mines etc.) uses 660mm discs (26")

ETA its close rival the Caterpillar 797 uses even bigger 1067mm (42") jobs. These may exceed the SWL of your floor.

Edited by Pothole on Monday 9th August 14:04