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Re: rear drums

To: Ajhsys@aol.com 42dbca82.dsl.aros.net id h3HEeGio027418
Subject: Re: rear drums
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 10:38:07 -0400
Cc: cfchrist@earthlink.net, spridgets@autox.team.net
Guess I'm gonna just hafta crawl under there and see how Dodge made it 
work ;-)


On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 10:14 AM, Ajhsys@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/15/03 11:15:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu writes:
> This question makes me wonder a bit
> about 4 wheel disc brakes. My Dakota has them. I seem to recall a
> discussion a long time ago that Chevy still used drums on the rear of
> the 'Vette because nobody had figured out how to make a disc brake
> parking brake release. They could figure out how to apply them, just
> not release.
> - - - - - - - - - -
> My Mitsu has 4 wheel disks also.  The rear brake rotors also have a 
> brake drum and tiny little cable operated brake shoes inside for the 
> parking brake.  Kinda like having 6 brakes.
> My '67 Rover 2000TC had 4 wheel disks, but I can't remember how the 
> parking brake worked.  I have the book at home.  (Somewhere!)
> The new Contour (well, new to me) has rear drums.  :-(  I can upgrade 
> to SVT brakes, but I have to recover some finances first!
> Allen Hefner
> Phila. Region SCCA Rally Steward
> '77 MG Midget  (#51 FSP)
> '75 MG Midget (The Project)
> '99 Ford Contour SE Sport (24v V6)

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
System Administrator/Manager
Neuropsychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 1015 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The bottom line: Sure, there's pain in adopting the Mac. But if I accept
that, I get to use a computer that works, and that pretty much does 
what I
expect and want a computer to do.
Stewart Alsop
Monday, June 25, 2001

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