<VV> Serving more than one master! Cylinder.

Eric S. Eberhard flash@vicspdi.com
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 12:49:03 -0700

Funny you should mention the brake failure and the dual master 
cylinder.  My Spyder brakes just failed, and failed suddenly with no 
warning.  It appears it is not the master cylinder, but a wheel 
cylinder.  There is no fluid at all in the master cylinder and there are no 
leaks in the car or trunk, so I have to presume the problem is elsewhere.

Having said that -- who needs brakes?!  In a pinch you can down shift 
and/or use the parking brake.  When mine failed I simply completed the 
drive home, going slowly on surface streets and down shifting.  I suppose 
you learn these skill driving on the farm in Kansas where nothing we owned 
had brakes!

Equipment can never replace driver skill.

At 12:35 PM 8/24/2004, Sethracer@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/24/2004 12:29:39 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>whubbell@cox.net writes:
>Well, I  agree with you, John.  Again, I am not the one putting dual master
>cylinders, shoulder harnesses, passenger side mirrors, etc. in my  Corvairs.
>But what the heck.  I'm just a nut case  Libertarian.
>Bill Hubbell
>Of course, if you have ever been driving in a car that had a single master
>cylinder and a brake line failure, you may choose to install a dual master 
>the future. Speaking from experience.
>And Bill, I didn't know you were a Libertarian! <grin>  -Seth
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