Season greetings fellow Jaguarist ,
As the weather grows frosty and the holiday season is in the air our thoughts naturally turn to braking … what … BRAKING ?
I thought I’d throw something out and afford myself of some of your high powered brainstorming.
Years ago I modified my braking system from the factory Hydro braking system (that was ALWAYS leaking) and gave me decent braking … to … a vacuum conversion that was professionally done (by me) and is simplicity in itself and never leaks but still only affords me decent braking. Actually the braking will put you through the windshield, it’s the brake pedal pressure required to do that that I’m not particularly happy with. If I could get 20% more actual braking per pedal pressure than I do now it would be perfect.
I’m wondering if there isn’t a more robust front brake caliper available that could replace the single piston one that’s installed. Are the XJ-S calipers any beefier? would they fit?
Would a different/modified master cylinder produce more PSI at the calipers with the same pedal pressure?
Just some thoughts I’ve been pondering. I hate something being “almost” there.
Oh yes … HO HO HO