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Old 05-04-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
ironrod
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Swoop & squat avoided

Coming home tonight, had some psycho bitch come flying out of her apartment
parking lot without stopping. Then gets over three lanes, right in front of
me, jams on her brakes to make a U turn at a cross over then heads the other
way. It's obvious that the other driver was trying to induce an accident by
the way she drove, as she had to really try and go way out of her way in
order to get in front of me. This is the first real time panic test of the
SSBC brake upgrade, without which I don't think I would've been able to
avoid being in an accident that would have looked to be my fault. I'm
reasonably sure I just got my moneys worth out of that little modification.
Many thanks to SSBC and the late Charlie Bruno, of Charlie's Mustangs, who
installed it for me.


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Old 05-04-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
Laurie S.
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"ironrod" <cmuza@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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> Coming home tonight, had some psycho bitch come flying out of her
> apartment
> parking lot without stopping. Then gets over three lanes, right in front
> of
> me, jams on her brakes to make a U turn at a cross over then heads the
> other
> way. It's obvious that the other driver was trying to induce an accident
> by
> the way she drove, as she had to really try and go way out of her way in
> order to get in front of me. This is the first real time panic test of
> the
> SSBC brake upgrade, without which I don't think I would've been able to
> avoid being in an accident that would have looked to be my fault. I'm
> reasonably sure I just got my moneys worth out of that little
> modification.
> Many thanks to SSBC and the late Charlie Bruno, of Charlie's Mustangs, who
> installed it for me.
>
>


Were you driving in Tucson? That's normal driving behavior here. Glad you
avoided the wreck!

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Laurie S.
Thunder Snake #7


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Old 05-04-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
Mark C.
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Re: Swoop & squat avoided

Probably PMS. What kind of mustang do you have and what SSBC kit(s) are you
using?

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Mark
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"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who once said, "I drank
what?". " Val Kilmer in Real Genius.






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Old 05-04-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
Big Al
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"Mark C." <mustango656@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Probably PMS. What kind of mustang do you have and what SSBC kit(s) are
> you using?
>
> --
> Mark


SSBC = Super Small Block Chevy :)

Al
2003 Mustang

PS: It had to happen. Saw a red Mustang GT today with dual fart mufflers!
Wonderful...


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Old 05-04-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
Wound Up
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"ironrod" <cmuza@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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> Coming home tonight, had some psycho bitch come flying out of her
> apartment
> parking lot without stopping. Then gets over three lanes, right in front
> of
> me, jams on her brakes to make a U turn at a cross over then heads the
> other
> way. It's obvious that the other driver was trying to induce an accident
> by
> the way she drove, as she had to really try and go way out of her way in
> order to get in front of me. This is the first real time panic test of
> the
> SSBC brake upgrade, without which I don't think I would've been able to
> avoid being in an accident that would have looked to be my fault. I'm
> reasonably sure I just got my moneys worth out of that little
> modification.
> Many thanks to SSBC and the late Charlie Bruno, of Charlie's Mustangs, who
> installed it for me.


Aren't people amazing? Some risk their lives every day for the hope of an
insurance settlement.

The discs w/4-piston calipers I swapped into my 67 have been the best
performance enhancement yet. The brakes have given me incredible stopping
power and modulation with very little fade. I don't need a power booster
because of the efficiency. There have, by now, been dozens of times that I
would have hit the idiot in question had I still been running the stock
drums.

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Wound Up
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Old 05-04-2005, 14:01   #6 (permalink)
SVTKate
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Hey Mark!

PMS -- Puhlease.

Give me a frigging break.
She was probably talking on her cell phone, doing her makeup, drinking
coffee, yelling at the kids and giving her old man a hand job, while
changing lanes.

For chrissake... if you are going to categorize, get it right will you!

Kate

"I hear what you're saying, and I don't think you're dumb,
but that doesn't mean I like you."
The Ransom of Red Chief




"Mark C." <mustango656@comcast.net> wrote in message
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| Probably PMS. What kind of mustang do you have and what SSBC kit(s) are
you
| using?
|
| --
| Mark
| --
| "I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who once said, "I drank
| what?". " Val Kilmer in Real Genius.
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Old 05-04-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
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>
> The discs w/4-piston calipers I swapped into my 67 have been the best
> performance enhancement yet. The brakes have given me incredible stopping
> power and modulation with very little fade. I don't need a power booster
> because of the efficiency. There have, by now, been dozens of times that
> I would have hit the idiot in question had I still been running the stock
> drums.
>
> --
> Wound Up
> ThunderSnake #65


See that all the time. People spend a ton of money to make their car faster
and forget the brakes. My SVO Contour stops like it has retro rockets. All
cars should be like that.

Al


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Old 05-04-2005, 22:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Big Al" <nospamsal1@qwest.net> wrote in message
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> "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
> news:5v9ee.786$1o3.636@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>
>> The discs w/4-piston calipers I swapped into my 67 have been the best
>> performance enhancement yet. The brakes have given me incredible
>> stopping power and modulation with very little fade. I don't need a
>> power booster because of the efficiency. There have, by now, been dozens
>> of times that I would have hit the idiot in question had I still been
>> running the stock drums.
>>
>> --
>> Wound Up
>> ThunderSnake #65

>
> See that all the time. People spend a ton of money to make their car
> faster and forget the brakes. My SVO Contour stops like it has retro
> rockets. All cars should be like that.


Yeah, 400+ under the hood, with 35-year-old wheel cylinders up front to stop
you. Not smart.

I'd bet that Contour would squeeze the air out of you. And I've heard they
handle like on rails. Too many cars are simply inadequate with their
brakes. Ever since I raced Formula Fords, I have had a definite
appreciation for good brakes.


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Old 05-05-2005, 00:01   #9 (permalink)
Big Al
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"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
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> "Big Al" <nospamsal1@qwest.net> wrote in message
> news:cFdee.32$rn6.7560@news.uswest.net...
>>
>> "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote in message
>> news:5v9ee.786$1o3.636@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>>
>>> The discs w/4-piston calipers I swapped into my 67 have been the best
>>> performance enhancement yet. The brakes have given me incredible
>>> stopping power and modulation with very little fade. I don't need a
>>> power booster because of the efficiency. There have, by now, been
>>> dozens of times that I would have hit the idiot in question had I still
>>> been running the stock drums.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Wound Up
>>> ThunderSnake #65

>>
>> See that all the time. People spend a ton of money to make their car
>> faster and forget the brakes. My SVO Contour stops like it has retro
>> rockets. All cars should be like that.

>
> Yeah, 400+ under the hood, with 35-year-old wheel cylinders up front to
> stop you. Not smart.
>
> I'd bet that Contour would squeeze the air out of you. And I've heard
> they handle like on rails. Too many cars are simply inadequate with their
> brakes. Ever since I raced Formula Fords, I have had a definite
> appreciation for good brakes.
>
> Wound Up
> ThunderSnake #65


Then this will make you laugh. I also have a 2002 Cavalier. Tried a
"Contour" stop in it one day and now the rotors are warped:) One panic stop,
two dead rotors.

Al


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