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Re: Tiger brakes

To: Brad Huff <huffb@avalon.net>
Subject: Re: Tiger brakes
From: Steve Laifman <SLaifman@socal.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:11:44 -0700
A properly functioning and installed servo, either the  original 
Girling, or the excellent Midland-Ross, will provide an excellent pedal 
feel with no "softness".  Pictures of a nice Midland Ross installation 
on the passenger side firewall are shown on http://www.TigersUnited.com, 
as well as stock units.


Brad Huff wrote:

>I'm trying to decide which path to take with regard to brakes on a boosterless
>Mk1A. The car did not have a booster when it was purchased. I acquired a
>Midland Ross unit but never installed it, I like the rock hard brake pedal and
>I'm trying to keep that feel plus improve the brakes. The following are
>possible solutions, any help is appreciated.
>1) Smaller bore dual master cylinder with R4 Porterfield pads and shoes on
>stock discs and drums.
>2) Smaller bore dual master cylinder with larger front discs and possibly rear
>discs purchased from Dales Restoration.
>3) Master cylinder and rear cylinder kit as supplied by Doug Jennings with
>Porterfield pads and shoes.
>The car will only be driven on the street but I would like it to have
>excellent fade free brakes for occasional
>hot rodding on country roads.
>Thank you.-Brad


Steve Laifman

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