Originally Posted by BAGTHO
Mate you were wrong with tailshafts, now you're a brake expert
Please if you give advise please back it up with facts.
sorry you're experience turning the centres of youre wheels blue due to hard braking does not count.
Kelsley Hayes may have been good in 1970's, but this is 2005 , should we all retro fit brakes from the 70's?
I don't think so
Can anyone tell me the braking distance on a 70's falcon compared to an XF or current BA
Forget if you're wheel centres turned blue get the facts first.Before making any change to the braking system.
I do suspect in the last 30 years, Falcon brakes may have improved , if not some companies have spent an awful lot on R&D.
There are many good kits available today contact a reputable brake specilist like Hoppers Stoppers in Vic.
You certainly took your time finding this thread. I have been waiting for a few days now to see what you would post.
My main question is; How can you say that fitting 70s brake calipers to a 70s falcon is retrofitting? Nothing was said about fitting KH calipers to a current model car. It is amazing how you try and twist things just to discredit someone. I think you had either read the thread again, or learn the meaning of the big words before you throw them around.
Hoppers Stoppers........ if you insist. Do a search on this forum.
Testing of my brakes. Hmmm. 150-0 Kph stops in my car with recorded distances. This was done in three main stages; Standard brakes, KH calipers on the front, and finally, PBR disc on the rear. The update (yes, update, not retro......!?!?!?) to KH on the front gave me the most noticeable difference. I am sure that a man of your self-proclaimed wordly experience would have seen dynamic brake rollers. The car used to go on them regulary during and after the testing stages. The car was being driven every day, not just for a few hours at a time. Open road, around town, mountainous area, windy roads, etc. So, I will admit that most of it was "seat of the pants" stuff, but like I said, it was on the rollers regulary, and braking distance were checked each time. This was done a while ago, before I moved into my current profession. I actually think the KH done good turning the rims blue, all while showing absolutely no signs of fade.
Posting stuff like this obviously takes time. But, if you want me to justify everything i say, then that's fine by me. Oh yeah, and just so you feel good for finally saying something that I won't object to; I am a brake expert. You have now guessed my field of work. Congratulations.