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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - brake test results from MOT
Some (daniel s?) may be interested in my brake numbers
Front left 165kgf front right 182kgf
430kg over front axle, 11℅ imbalance and 81℅ efficiency
Rear left 169kgf, rear right 205kgf
464kg over rear axle, 81℅ efficiency again, imbalance not required
Handbrake pulled rear left 116kgf rear right 115kgf
Total weight is in at 894kg, seems a bit much but the tester is a big chap.
green stuff pads with standard discs and calipers with braided hoses, new shoes on back with 100 miles or so on them
Interesting or what... :-)
My brake numbers;
Front left 116kgf Front right 166kgf
weight on front axle 399kgs imbalance 16%,
Rear left 180kgf Rear right 195kgf
weight on rear axle 454kgs, imballance 25%,
Hand brake left 139kgf right 103kgf
Total presented weight 853kgs (773kgs net) (driver weighed 80kgs,me)(I've known the tester for years so he lets me do the brake test)
Car is '78 midget with 1.4k-series.
Pads, discs & shoes all standard
|P J Vass|
|Perhaps of interest,|
|P J Vass|
|Just MOT'd mine and didn't note the numbers but the tester did comment about the 28% handbrake efficiency - "it locks the rear wheels OK". As the minimum is 25% it passed OK.|
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