[ROVERNET - UK] Rover brake parts and other stuff...
vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sun Mar 9 23:13:09 GMT 2008
The Girling front pads are a Girling stock item.
The boosters are the same design, just different gain ratio.
BTW a PBR VH44 has a higher gain and works better on the P6B than the
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From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 9:50 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Rover brake parts and other stuff...
> It's wise to ask questions of the Rovernet because even as late as the
> 60's and 70's there were some oddball parts made specifically to Rover
> specs that apparently were not manufactured in sufficient numbers to
> warrant a specific part number from the manufacturer. Why they didn't, I
> can't say because it seems sloppy to me. Apparently, Rover would say,
> "Send us 1500 of part number 1J658S, but put a slightly lighter spring in
> it." Rover assigned it a specific part number as a Rover part, but the
> manufacturer apparently saw it as an OEM sale item not to be added to
> their catalog.
> The argument that any given manufacturer would not make a unique casting
> for Rover doesn't really hold water, either. A manufacturer would be
> tickled pink to make a specific casting or part for Rover because they
> could charge them extra for it. When the P6 was in production, Rover
> seemed to be more concerned with correct engineering and doing things
> their own way than they were with buying off-the-shelf parts used in Fords
> and MGs. Aside from the rear brake pads, there doesn't seem to be much
> about the braking system that was taken from high volume auto
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