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

It is not always possible to identify a 50/50 or a 32/68 from an
external examination. The cylinder could have been rebuilt, the tag
may have been switched or removed. We should pull a known, good, 32/68
AND a 50/50 master cylinder apart and figure out which parts are
different and on which cylinder. If it is just the springs then it is
just a matter of the thickness of the wire, # of turns, and length.
This isn't rocket science. Obviously it is always better to stay as
close to the origional design as you can unless you KNOW you are
improving it. In this case it is probably better to stay with the
32/68 balance than the 50/50. I can't think of any easy way to tell
the difference except to take the master cylinder apart. There are
just too many variables to do it by driving the car. Under most
driving conditions obviously it isn't important. This will only be an
issue under extreme or emergency conditions. That is just when you
need the brakes to be working at their design best.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, doctorDHD@... wrote:
> I have the 50/50 and can never lock up my brakes on dry pavement no
> how hard I try.  I've always thought the stopping power of a (my)
DeLorean was 
> rather weak.  Is there a way to field test the brakes... Such as you
should be 
> able to stop within X feet at Y mph?
> Thanks
> Dave Delman
> D² & 6530

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