[Healeys] 1959 100-6 front disc brake conversion

Chris Dimmock austin.healey at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 08:35:47 MST 2014

With all due respect, that is complete and utter bullshit.
More braking capacity on the rear wheels? On the road healey??
That's a death wish.
Blind Freddy knows the weight under braking is all at the front.
Call me gobsmacked.
Peter. Your car is a death trap.
"Greater braking was applied to the driven wheels"
No. Greater braking is ALWAYS applied to the loaded wheels!! I.e. Front
Show me a production, high performance, front engined, rear wheel drive road
car: which has more than 51% or braking effort applied to the rear wheels, and
I'll eat it. Otherwise, well.....
On a purpose built rally car - possibly. But more rear brake capacity than
front? On a road car?
Swapping ends is never really fun.
Is it April Fools?? Where is the camera??
More braking capacity on the rear of a road car??
I'll put a bunch of local kids on push bikes who will out brake your Healey at
any speed.

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> On 28 Nov 2014, at 10:05 pm, Peter Dzwig <pdzwig at summaventures.com> wrote:
> Chris,
> I did a conversion job on my 100/6 a few years back. Two things turned out
to be
> crucial (i) was balance and (ii) was purpose. The advice that I received
> that for fast road work rear disks and front drums were preferable so that
> greater braking was applied to the driven wheels. For rally or other similar
> round disks were fine

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