[DML] Low drag disc brakes some history from the early 1980s
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[DML] Low drag disc brakes some history from the early 1980s


New low-drag disc brakes were featured, as standard equipment.


Piston retraction and wear compensation for low-drag disc brakes     	
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United States Patent	4386682
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Inventor(s)	Woo; Ji Y. (South Bend, IN); Ritsema; Irving R. (South 
Bend, IN)
Abstract	A disc brake 10 has a caliper 34 including apparatus 52 for 
retracting the piston 68 of the fluid motor portion 44 of the caliper 
to a non-braking position when the brake is not applied. Consequently, 
runout, wobble, or axial movement of the brake disc 12 may space the 
friction elements 62, 64 of the brake from the friction faces 18, 20 of 
the brake disc so that the friction elements do not drag on the disc 
when the brake is not applied.

Publication info: FR2470900 A1 - 1981-06-12 FR2470900 B1 - 1985-04-19 
.... The invention provides a low-drag pin-type floating-caliper disc 
brake for a ..

So are the DeLorean disc brakes Low Drag or Not?  and if not, are their 
better low drag replacements?

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