Re: [DML] Brake question
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Re: [DML] Brake question



First of all, there's nothing particularly confusing or mysterious about 
Delorean brakes.  They're vacuum boosted hydraulic disc brakes with 
two-piston calipers in all four corners.  The master cylinder does the 
front-to-rear proportioning.  Any shop that looks confused surely is. 
Leave straightaway.
That said, your problem is most likely the master cylinder.  If the 
pedal is over-hard, the vacuum servo or the vacuum feed to the servo 
could be faulty.  We carry our own newly-made brake master that features 
correct 62/38 proportioning and a cool cast-in DMC logo.  Part number 
105543, $124.95.  Easy installation. Here's a pic:

http://www.usadmc.com/dmcstore/ViewPart.asp?PID=1377&Qty=1&ShowCart=true

Warren at DMC




byrondelorean wrote:
> Dear forum members, when I step on the brake pedal, it feels as thou 
> the pedal has too much play before making contact with the brakes. 
> Maybe 4"-5". The brakes do not feel different when I pump them. 
> I brought it to a nearby brake shop; but am leary to have them touch 
> the car. I get the confused look; and my feeling is to just drive 
> away. 
> Dave Bauerle recently worked on the car and suggested it may be the 
> master cylinder. I would like to get this fixed in a suburb Detroit 
> area. Is there a formal way of explaining whats going on with my 
> brakes with a local brake shop? The last shop said " I don't know what 
> the pedal is supposed to feel like". Could it be more than just the 
> master cylinder, maybe the brake power booster? 
> If both items need to be replaced, should I order every gasket and 
> connection piece associated for the removal & installation?
> 
> Thanks for the help.
> 
> Byron





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