Very interesting info Andy, thank you for sharing.
Surprising that a 2100 pound Daimler with disc brakes took 33 feet more to stop!! Chrysler brakes were not that bad!! Dart a few hundred pounds less than the G, explains the 125 feet for the Dart, which probably was equipped with 11 inch brakes ...vs 12 inch for G.
From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Andy Mikonis r41hp@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: February 18, 2016 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Magnum Force disc brake conversion
Yes, John, I agree. One of my mechanic mentors who opened a service station in 1957 always told me the problem with these brakes was with the mechanics and not the engineers.
He always arc ground. (In fact, I have his arc grinder now.) The linings he ground for me in 1990 are still on my G after 100K+ miles.
Other things I have published in the club newsletter the newbies wouldn't have seen:
Paul Mallwitz, a Chrysler engineer who spoke at a club meet in 1982 was asked: "How did you get the brakes to work on these cars?"
Reply: "With great difficulty. Those Center Plane brakes had to be put together like a watch in order to make them work properly."
Next, in the April 1961 issue Motor Life magazine tested a 300-G and recorded a 60 to 0 of 131 feet. That's average for today's cars. Mistake? Don't think so. Dart D-500 in the same issue: 125 feet!
Other cars in the same issue:
Olds Super 88: 159 ft.
Olds F-85: 171 ft.
Daimler SP-250: 194 ft. (2090 lbs. with disc brakes)
In a swiftly warming Chicago
On Feb 17, 2016, at 1:18 PM, 'John Grady' jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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