[ROVERNET - UK] And now, let's upset P6 lovers...

Vern Klukas vern at inkspotco.com
Wed Nov 28 21:08:23 GMT 2007

OTOH, it is worth noting that the Girling swinging caliper appeared 
on only two cars, the P6 and the English Ford Zephyr.

Just saying 8-)


>Poorly designed is a bit strong - remember that the assumption when
>the car was designed was that the brakes would be serviced by properly
>trained mechanics who had the necessary tools and equipment to do the
>job properly. If you have a hoist and all the proper tools and service
>a few sets of calipers every year it's not too bad; where it sucks is
>when you only do it once in a very long while, lying on your back,
>with dirt dropping in your eyes and not enough light or room to both
>work and read the manual that the job becomes (literally) painful.
>I wouldn't suggest that a modern EFi system that is difficult to
>service by the owner with a cobbled up laptop and serial cable is
>poorly designed either - it was designed to be worked on by people
>with specialised training and equipment.
>If you want to work on cars where everything is accessible buy an old
>Land-Rover - you can change the main bearings with the engine still in
>the frame.
>On Nov 28, 2007 11:51 AM, Glen Wilson <rovercar at comcast.net> wrote:
>>  Can I get an AMEN that rear brakes which are such a holy horror to
>>  service might just be poorly designed even if they are technically
>>  interesting and work really, really well?
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