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Old 25 Apr 2021, 11:09 (Ref:4047767)   #31
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All they did was Moan on Tuesday about the brakes . Blooming racing drivers ?
Brakes?

Are they even necessary?
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 06:58 (Ref:4048028)   #32
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Brakes?

Are they even necessary?
Probably not realised that pulling the handbrake up one or two clicks compensates quite well during long periods.Finished my second ever Spa 6hr with the hbrake up four clicks,pedal was still great though.
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 09:21 (Ref:4048045)   #33
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Probably not realised that pulling the handbrake up one or two clicks compensates quite well during long periods.Finished my second ever Spa 6hr with the hbrake up four clicks,pedal was still great though.
As my normal steed is MG Midget-based I'm familiar with taking up the slack as a long race progresses. However this was lap 2 of a 15 minute test session!
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 09:51 (Ref:4048054)   #34
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As my normal steed is MG Midget-based I'm familiar with taking up the slack as a long race progresses. However this was lap 2 of a 15 minute test session!

Poor braking systems were a problem that we often had back in the 60s, so lap 2 is not something that surprises me. I can remember that after a 10 lap race at Brands Indy back then that I had actually no braking action left as I drove back to the paddock, resulting in my "using" the car in front of me to stop my car when we had to wait to go through the tunnel. Luckily I had been crawling along the roadway because of the lack of brakes, meaning that I didn't damage either of the cars - more of a very gentle tap, such as might happen when in a very tight parking spot when trying to get in or out of the space. Very embarrassing, indeed.

Similar to Andy97's problem with heavy steering in his Escort, we have all probably got so used to servo assisted braking and power steering, and this accentuates our feelings when driving cars without these things.
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 10:48 (Ref:4048062)   #35
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Probably not realised that pulling the handbrake up one or two clicks compensates quite well during long periods.
It does help and certainly with a mixed braking system discs/drums. I dont think many Capris finished the 24 hours race at Spa with the whole system in working order. Some mechanics were good at deleting the rear brakes just pinching the rear hose with a pair of pliers.
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 18:10 (Ref:4048138)   #36
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Congratulations on passing your ARDS test, Mary, and the car sounds very good so I hope that you enjoy racing it with the crack team!
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Old 27 Apr 2021, 19:01 (Ref:4048148)   #37
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Probably not realised that pulling the handbrake up one or two clicks compensates quite well during long periods.Finished my second ever Spa 6hr with the hbrake up four clicks,pedal was still great though.
Dont !!!!! give them idea's Tel.
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Old 30 Apr 2021, 10:06 (Ref:4048636)   #38
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Great to see of the progress of both Mary and Gilbert.
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Old 27 May 2021, 16:45 (Ref:4053572)   #39
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On this day last year we lost Mike. Today though we loaded up Gilbert ready to go to Donington with David and Peter driving in 1 hour race with CSCC. Good luck boys but make sure you look after our little car. Have fun.
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Old 27 May 2021, 17:24 (Ref:4053577)   #40
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Old 27 May 2021, 19:51 (Ref:4053596)   #41
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As you guys are first qualy and first post-lunch race I'm hoping I should be able to watch this beauty on track We are last race of the day so I should have plenty of time. I'll try to see you in the paddock, too!


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Old 27 May 2021, 20:12 (Ref:4053599)   #42
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As you guys are first qualy and first post-lunch race I'm hoping I should be able to watch this beauty on track We are last race of the day so I should have plenty of time. I'll try to see you in the paddock, too!


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Excellent. You have a good one too.
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Old 27 May 2021, 20:20 (Ref:4053600)   #43
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I am racing the Caterham on Saturday at DP so wont get to see you and Gilbert unfortunately. I hope it goes well and that you enjoy it, have a good day.
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Old 27 May 2021, 21:21 (Ref:4053605)   #44
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On this day last year we lost Mike. Today though we loaded up Gilbert ready to go to Donington with David and Peter driving in 1 hour race with CSCC. Good luck boys but make sure you look after our little car. Have fun.

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Old 27 May 2021, 21:32 (Ref:4053607)   #45
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Yup, good luck, guys, but more importantly have fun which is what I always thought it should be all about.
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