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When life was... easier? Ford's water coo-ooled brakes
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:11 pm    Post subject: When life was... easier? Ford's water coo-ooled brakes Reply with quote



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lowdrag



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a Jaguar rally in France in 1996 I did find someone under his E-type with a tin of grease in hand. He was suffering from rear brake squeal and thought greasing the discs would be the answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I believe there was a time when lack of cleanliness of the car and also damage could cost penalties at final scrutiny. I think it may hhave been on the regularity trials.

So some drivers were known to try to get just short of the finish early, so that they could wash down their cars, and I did hear of a driver who took a hammer to his bodywork BEFORE the start scrutiny because then the scrutineers wouldn't be able to tell what damage had occurred during raally.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowdrag wrote:
On a Jaguar rally in France in 1996 I did find someone under his E-type with a tin of grease in hand. He was suffering from rear brake squeal and thought greasing the discs would be the answer.


That's an effective way of transferring the squeals to the inside of the car Laughing
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
I believe there was a time when lack of cleanliness of the car and also damage could cost penalties at final scrutiny. I think it may hhave been on the regularity trials.

So some drivers were known to try to get just short of the finish early, so that they could wash down their cars, and I did hear of a driver who took a hammer to his bodywork BEFORE the start scrutiny because then the scrutineers wouldn't be able to tell what damage had occurred during raally.


Hi Penman, Long before the Internet or Google, I had heard the same story about hammering the bodywork. My father knew the late Eric Jackson, (Rally Driver- Ford Dealer - Character (par excellence) and it may have come from either him or his peers.
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