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  • Question about breaks

    While I have no intention of driving a Model A at highway speeds I do have a question that kinda is in the realm of the subject.

    I was reading that the Model B has a top speed of around 80. It also uses mechanical brakes just as the Model A.

    Are there brakes the same?
    If not can model B brakes be put on a model A?
    I think it would be reasonable to assume that if the B had such a high speed with mechanical breaks, putting them on an A would be a vast safety improvement given the distractions of today's drivers.

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    It sure would be scary to drive an A or B at 80 no matter what brakes. You have steering and tires to worry about also. I think the B drums are an inch bigger, but I will be corrected if I missed the mark.
    As far as how distracted today's drivers are, we are doomed no matter what we do to our vintage or modern cars. Society is so caught up in the artificial world of selfies, texting, social media, etc

    Texting while driving should have been outlawed when it first started. Now everyone thinks it is the norm

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    • #3
      Properly set up and functioning A brakes will stop you fine even at 80 mph.
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tbirdtbird View Post
        It sure would be scary to drive an A or B at 80 no matter what brakes. You have steering and tires to worry about also. I think the B drums are an inch bigger, but I will be corrected if I missed the mark.
        As far as how distracted today's drivers are, we are doomed no matter what we do to our vintage or modern cars. Society is so caught up in the artificial world of selfies, texting, social media, etc

        Texting while driving should have been outlawed when it first started. Now everyone thinks it is the norm
        I agree it should be outlawed, or at least some function to voice commands are the only way to text while moving at those speeds

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        • BILL WILLIAMSON
          BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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          When Cops catch some idiot on their cell phone, they should be allowed to step on it & SMASH it!!
          Dad Gruff

      • #5
        Some fellow upgrade to '35 brakes/drums. Supposed to be an improvement. FWIW
        Paul in CT

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