Re: [DML] Brakes broke..
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Re: [DML] Brakes broke..

I have not either, and I am using the same one on my car with no 
particular complaint, but I don't believe that SAAB did any testing of 
a 50/50 master cylinder in a rear-engine DeLorean with off-the-shelf 
Girling brakes. In terms of the cars' weight distribution and caliper 
design there is little similarity between the two cars. 

Front/rear brake balance requirements can be influenced by a number of 
issues, including disc rotor/pad size, wheel piston size, front/rear 
weight balance of the car, tire size, etc. If the engineers at DMC 
(Lotus) specified an oddball F/R balance it was because their 
engineering math came out that way based on the components they are 
using. Their design alternative would have been to add a proportioning 
valve, but specifying a certain master cylinder and avoiding the extra 
valve was certainly cheaper. 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> Marc, I have sold at least 200+ Saab MC with no problems. I haven't 
done a
> technical assessment of proportional amounts of front cylinder VS rear
> cylinders, but I'm sure SAAB did. 

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