> Must have been something wrong... here is some TR6 brake performance
> information that a friend passed along, these are British
> Leyland's figures
> for the vehicle. For a normally loaded properly functioning car
> you should
> see about 180ft from 60mph.
Certainly part of the discrepancy is that the figures given at
are not from 60 mph, but closer to 66 mph (3000 rpm, direct drive, 3.45
rear, 205/70-15 tires which are about 790 revs/mile). If we neglect driver
reaction time (and other things), stopping distance should be proportional
to the square of speed, so we would expect John's numbers to be about 20%
higher than those taken at 60 mph; or about 218 feet on stock tires.
Since I believe the original tires were a major limiting factor, should be
able to do better with modern tires (as John apparently used, although he
doesn't specify which ones) and stock brakes.