Re: [DML] Saab master cylinder VS DeLorean.
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Re: [DML] Saab master cylinder VS DeLorean.

Okay, a few facts here....

1) The original DeLorean master cylinder has a 63/37 split and is 
identified by the RED band around the end. The 50/50 cylinders from 
Lucas/Girling have a black band around them.
2) The original 63/37 is from a Saab 90
3) The 50/50 is much more common and is found on the 900, 99 and several 
4) We exhausted the remaining stocks of 63/37's from Lucas Girling over 
a year ago.
5) The split is achieved by the two springs inside the cylinder acting 
against one another. If it wasn't such a challenge to disassemble them, 
you can recreate a "proper" cylinder from a 50/50 by swapping the 
springs out of your old one.
6) Under heavy braking, the fronts should lock up first - it is far 
safer to lose control and carry on in a strait line than potentially 
spin the car. This effect remains even with the 50/50, probably related 
to the larger diameter and track of the back wheels.
7) (to Marc) - you were very complimentary about my #4426's brakes. That 
has a 50/50 master, stainless hoses and a set of refurbished calipers.
8) DMC Texas' reproduction is the only correctly proportioned cylinder 
9) Either master cylinder is better than an old spongy one. It's amazing 
what some owners seem to put up with simply because they don't know any 
better (never driving other than their own DeLorean). The DeLorean's 
brake pedal is more than capable of having a solid, thoroughly 
responsive pedal. We've done countless cars who've received a set of 
calipers, stainless hoses and a new m/c. Only one complaint so far which 
went along the lines of "I wanted them better, not psychic!" (he found 
it hard to brake gently). With kevlar pads, the brakes get even more 
serious :-)


Marc Levy wrote:

>The one thing that is unclear to me, can we still get
>the 63/37 master cylinders?  Maybe James or Warren can
>answer than one..

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