In reply to a message from MMoore8425@aol.com sent Tue 13 Jul 2004:
I share Mike’s misgivings, but then, we must be forgiving
for we are talking about the fifties when C types with disc
brakes belonged in the cutting edge. I will make sure there
is enough backlash, though.
Have the whole kaboodle on the bench.
It seems that the lower pushrod, for the rear brakes, is
about a 1/4’’ longer. (My poor Mini can keep it’s pushrod for
The fork end, (#25 in brake control details) which is
attached to the balance link midway, can move a greater
distance forward, than the pushrods (can move forward before
Thus, the fork end can still push the serviceable system
pushrod further forward, even after the failed system
pushrod has bottomed.
Mike, this is probably why both Eric and Gez could stop.
Still, WHY is the lower pushrod LONGER?
There seems to be a lot of thought put in by the brake
designers. Enough to win Le Mans three times in a row thanks
to braking, if I recall right.
It is an injustice to the designers surely, that there seems
to be nothing in print on this feature?
The original message included these comments:
A pedal going waaaaay down and diminished braking to me is a failure.
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