Brakes not working real well, wonder why...?

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by Buickfunnycar, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Buickfunnycar

    Buickfunnycar Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Hmmm...:screwup:
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  2. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    The thought behind that is weight reduction! Lol
     
  3. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's an autocross car and those brake drums were just heavy, unsprung weight.o_O
     
  4. Dave Nelson

    Dave Nelson Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Fred Flintstone had the same brakes.....and they worked.

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  5. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    Wow. I'm amazed the shoe assembly didn't just fly apart. It always looked to me like the drum helps hold everything together. Crazy somebody actually thought that was ok to drive like that.
     
  6. Smokey15

    Smokey15 Veteran Member

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    Some one took the drum and beat it! And the backing plates as well.
     
  7. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    good news, the linings and hardware and in great shape!
     
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  8. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    About 17 years ago when I was working as a Diesel mechanic I had a Freightliner M2 come in for a soft brake pedal . I start checking the brakes and when I looked at both front brakes I was shocked at what I just saw

    The only thing left of the front rotors was the hat , the disc was completely missing and the calipers were destroyed . I then get my boss to look at this and he was shocked at what he saw . We then look up the unit history and this truck was running 24/7 about 8500 miles or more per month . Can't believe these drivers didn't see this on their Pre Trip inspections
     
  9. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    Probably weren't doing them!
     
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  10. Buickfunnycar

    Buickfunnycar Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Lol...so that's the lifetime warranty brake job! ;)
     

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