Corvair Attributes Re: <VV> Vega (No Corvair)

John Kepler jekepler at
Fri Oct 21 06:46:20 EDT 2005

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Subject: Re: Corvair Attributes Re: <VV> Vega (No Corvair)

> In a message dated 10/20/2005 8:49:52 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> pp2 at writes:
> Engineering wise it makes a lot of sense for a street car to have disks
> in the front and drums in the rear, the parking brake is much easier to
> engineer for one.
> A friend of mine has a Porsche 924S. It has 4 wheel disc brakes AND a drum
> parking brake. The rear rotor had a small drum and "baby" shoes just for
> emergency/parking brake. Hand it to German engineers to design the best
> simple all at the same time.

"German engineers" Gracie?  Never worked on a 1950's Jag, or a late-60's
Vette have you Ned?  Very British Girling and even stodgy old Delco-Moraine
came up with the very same arrangement considerably before Volkswagen!  (The
924, like it's marketing cousin, the 914, were only "Porsches" in the
US.....the result of a Joint Marketing Agreement that produced a pair of
"sheep in wolves clothing" that Porsche wished they'd NEVER been associated

> Ned
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