<VV> Disk Brake Effort
jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Tue Nov 26 01:59:48 EST 2013
On 11/25/2013 12:59 PM, Joel McGregor wrote:
> That increases the travel and I'm just about out of travel as it is. The only option I see is to use power assist or live with the effort. This is the only car I've ever driven with non-power discs. It has 13" disks all around with B body front calipers and old Trans Am rear calipers. I figured the excess travel was due to the volume of fluid required for the calipers. Am I wrong? I've got nylon/braided steel lines and the pedal feels solid. My Malibu has the same calipers and lines with power assist and it stops great with "normal" effort.
> Joel McGregor
Interesting - I would expect the large rotor diameter to give great
stopping with reasonable effort.
So you have it set up without any lost pedal motion, and it just takes a
lot of travel at the master cylinder to get full effort?
- could something be pushing the pads back from the nominal rotor
surface, requiring the extra fluid volume to apply?
Jay Maechtlen SoCal '61 2-dr modified w/fiberglass skin, transverse 3.8
Buick V6 TH440T4 trans
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