Corvair Attributes Re: <VV> Vega (No Corvair)
tonyu at roava.net
Fri Oct 21 13:40:03 EDT 2005
At 07:04 hours 10/20/2005, Bill Elliott wrote:
> >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 the
> >emergency/parking brake. Hand it to German engineers to design the
> best and
> >simple all at the same time.
>Actually Volvo 240 series had that from the mid 70's and I think
>Corvettes had it even earlier?
For what it's worth, pre-65 "big" Mopars had a small drum on the
tailshaft of the gearbox with small shoes for the e-brake. So did
some rear engine'd Fiats only the e-brake drum stuck out the front of
the transaxle. Of course all these vehicles had 4 drum brakes on
the corners... "and a 5th under the seat".
Now, when will the thread about the lack of a "Park" position on
automatic equipped Vairs start up?
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