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Old 12-12-2008, 12:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
Ford Escort 2.0
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Well, the new brakes are in! Good news is the Citicar stops faster...

The change to the brush advance is inconclusive. Acceleration 0-25 is the same. Top speed is about the same, but may be a bit off because of cold batteries (not used for a week, and the temperature outside is about 10 degrees colder than last week when it was tested). Could be the front brakes are dragging a bit since they haven't 'worn in' yet. Adjusters are fully closed, only thing that could be done is to re-arc the new shoes...

At any rate, this experiment did not produce the speed increase I was looking for.

I'll leave the brushes advanced for a while to see if it is an improvement or not. Not hard to put back if it ends up being less efficient.

Tom - 1976 Citicar - Alameda, CA
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