Re: [DML] RE: Parking brakes in England.
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Re: [DML] RE: Parking brakes in England.



I find no mention in my DeLorean literature to "emergency brake," nor to the use you mention -- citations would be very helpful.

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> While it may be called the "Parking Brake" it is ALSO the EMERGENCY BRAKE. If your service brakes should fail I would hope that when you yank on the "parking brake" it stops the car!!!!!!!!!!! Parking a manual car in gear is a dangerous habit. One day you (or someone) may try to start the car and it will lurch forward if you did not a) step on the clutch or b) make sure the transmission is in neutral first. This is exactly why many newer cars come equipped with a switch on the clutch so it won't start unless the clutch is depressed. Hey Bill, another "improvement" for you to add! There are many terms used that relate to automobiles in England that we don't popularly use here. Some that come to mind are:
> Boot (trunk)
> Windscreen (windshield)
> Gaiters (seals)
> I am sure if you think about it you can come up with many more. Point is the same thing is called different names in different places. We are still talking about the same thing. When you mention CDL, truck drivers are taught to NOT rely on air brakes for parking. Has nothing in the world to do with what we are discussing here.
> David Teitelbaum
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@> wrote:
> >
> > It's called the "parking brake" in the Workshop Manual (Page K:09:01 for example).
> > 
> > It's called the "parking brake" in the Parts Manual (Section 6-2-1).
> > 
> > I suspect it's called the "parking brake" in the owner's manual as well, but I unfortunately don't have one of those to check.
> > 
> > Houston calls it "parking brake" on their website.
> > 
> > Martin is just being contrary because I am the one who said it. He disagrees with every single word I write. If I said the sky was blue, he would argue it was actually a shade of aqua.
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Why are you people arguing about something as silly as this?  I really
> > > don't get it.  Somone could say something as simple as "The sky is
> > > blue" and it would start a heated debate consisting of 100+ emails.
> > > 
> > > On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Martin Gutkowski <martin@> wrote:
> > > > Oh they're expected to be used for parking too, I'd have thought that was obvious
> > > >
> > > > Martin
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my BlackBerry®
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: "Cars" <twodelo2@>
> > > > Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:26:38
> > > > To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: [DML] RE:  Parking brakes in England.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > If you want proof that the device isn't a parking brake in England, watch
> > > > the Top Gear show wherein three cars bought for less than 1000 pounds were
> > > > parked on a test hill at the proving grounds.  Clearly the English don't
> > > > intend that brake to be used for parking.  To further fuel the fire, the
> > > > MGTD owners calls the device a "racing brake".  You have to press the button
> > > > on the end of the handle to set the brake, otherwise it is ready to
> > > > participate in the task (?) of reducing the cars speed, if it ever goes fast
> > > > enough.  Maybe the designers were anticipating drifting as a auto related
> > > > event.
> > > >
> > > > AL
> > > >
> > > > Al Roberts
> > > > twodelo2@
> > > > VIN 16049
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > -- 
> > > Steve Rice
> > > #16510
> > >
> >
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