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  • Interesting Brief History of Car Brakes

    I did a Google search to see what car first used Disc brakes, and I came across this interesting time period chart for brakes.

    http://www.carhistory4u.com/the-last...the-car/brakes

  • #2
    a nice site you found for all kinds of trivial facts...
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      Very informative thank you
      mike
      Michael
      1928 speedster
      1929 closed cab p/u
      1930 standard roadster
      1931 deluxe tudor sedan
      1967 ss/rs conv.camaro

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      • #4
        Left out is the fact that the British MGA 1600 had factory front disk brakes in, on or about 1960.

        As as an aside: The MGA, even earlier came with factory rack and pinion steering also, years before either were adopted by U.S. automakers! Electric fuel pumps (now standard on all cars) were used on the MG vehicles even in the 1940s.

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        • #5
          Thanks, Tom... A good read for us history buffs!

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          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
            Editing a comment
            Anybody remember he Early Chrysler disc brakes? They looked like Multi-Disc Clutch parts & scream like a BANSHEE!! A Friend had them on a '34 Ford & we still call him, "SQUEEKIE"---Most folks don't even know his REAL NAME!
            Bill Quiet

        • #6
          Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
          I did a Google search to see what car first used Disc brakes, and I came across this interesting time period chart for brakes.

          http://www.carhistory4u.com/the-last...the-car/brakes
          Toms page didn't work for me, not the first car to use disc brakes but the 62 Studebaker Lark had them as an option.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Drive Shaft Dave View Post

            Toms page didn't work for me, not the first car to use disc brakes but the 62 Studebaker Lark had them as an option.
            The link doesn't work for me either but here's another interesting piece of trivia. Radial ply tyres were invented in 1915 but not commercialised till the late 40s by Michelin.

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            • #8
              All I get is:

              Sorry, this page doesn't exist.
              Please check the URL or go back a page.


              404 Error. Page Not Found.

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              • #9
                Here ya go
                The Way Back Machine has it
                https://web.archive.org/web/20150311...the-car/brakes

                Lots of other good info also
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Randy in ca View Post
                  All I get is:

                  Sorry, this page doesn't exist.
                  Please check the URL or go back a page.


                  404 Error. Page Not Found.
                  Thats what I got.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                    Here ya go
                    The Way Back Machine has it
                    https://web.archive.org/web/20150311...the-car/brakes

                    Lots of other good info also
                    Thanks Mitch and Tom.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Drive Shaft Dave View Post

                      Toms page didn't work for me, not the first car to use disc brakes but the 62 Studebaker Lark had them as an option.



                      Studebaker used the 'modern' type caliper disk brake on the Avanti as standard equipment and optional on other models. This was the first use of these brakes as standard equipment on an American vehicle. The ones used on other vehicles prior were different [ and strange] designs compared to what we are now used to.

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