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edwin

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#23
Hi Sage. I know what you mean about brakes. I have a 66 MGB roadster as well as the R4's. It has front discs but it does not stop nearly as well as my modern Passat. It has good discs, good pads , good master cylinder and brakes all good but the brakes 50 years ago were just not as good or big or powered as they are now, and its something you have to get used to in positioning yourself in traffic. Modern cars will stop in a much shorter distance, which means all the cars in front of you will stop more quickly than you, and unless you leave space you will stop 150 mm inside someones boot.
 
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#24
Hi Sage. I know what you mean about brakes. I have a 66 MGB roadster as well as the R4's. It has front discs but it does not stop nearly as well as my modern Passat. It has good discs, good pads , good master cylinder and brakes all good but the brakes 50 years ago were just not as good or big or powered as they are now, and its something you have to get used to in positioning yourself in traffic. Modern cars will stop in a much shorter distance, which means all the cars in front of you will stop more quickly than you, and unless you leave space you will stop 150 mm inside someones boot.
Yes, I agree, although older cars does make one develop the long-lost skill of anticipation when driving them..... Leaving a decent gap becomes a habit, too!
 
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