Originally Posted by Supercharged16v
I agree with all you guys, but its worth checking something else as well !
Make sure that the front two exits on your master brake cylinder, correspond to the 2 front wheels, and that the single one thats further back (near the servo) is going at your back wheels.
If one of those pipes is not where it should be, then the car will brake sideways instead of front to back biased.
Happened to me once. Took me a very frustrating week to find out why this was happening, and was stunned as I never changed touched those brake lines myself !
NOT TRUE for a Sud with adjustable inboard brakes! Both circuits on the master go to both front brakes, one circuit also goes to the rear. Each circuit operates on 1 piston from the left front brake and 1 piston from the right brake. Because the pistons are adjustable and can't be pushed back in, if one circuit fails you'll still have brakes on both front wheels. If one converts to wheel brakes, then the routing has to be altered.
A good working adjustable brake limiter is a good thing to have. If they are frozen most of the time it is with the piston out, so not much or no braking at all to the rear. This way the front brakes lock way to early and there is more nose dive. On the other hand, with a good working limiter on a lowered car the actuating spring on the limiter has to be loosened otherwise to much rear brake.
'08 GT 3.2, Sud '82 QO, '76 Ti, '75 L, Montecarlo, 308.