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Join Date: Aug 2004
75 V6 race-car brakes
We've done 3 races with the car, now - Mallory and Oulton last year, and Oulton a few weeks ago, but we still aren't happy with the brakes.
The guy we bought the car from had fitted a well-crafted alloy bracket on the front hubs and attached an extra pair of standard calipers - but kept the original master cylinder. Result was a long pedal, with little feel, and a tendency to be able to lock the front wheels too easily. We changed the master cylinder for a larger one (courtesy of a Ford Galaxy ! ) which improved the travel.......then we disconnected the servo, which reduced the tendency to lock the front, but the other weekend in the wet it was awful - brakes were vibrating like hell, had no feel and really didn't give any confidence.
We've been looking at it, and it seems as though the bracket can flex slightly, so we think any minor unevenness in the disc can be amplified by the flexing. Anyway we think we should replace the concoction with some proper 4-pot calipers - maybe Wilwoods.
Anyone any thoughts?
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