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Old 09-23-2021, 09:30 AM   #21
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The brake board can be used any way you wish. One size doesn't fit all. If you want the rears to do more, it'll do it. Want them all the same, it'll do it. Want the fronts to come in first, it'll do it. The board is to set the drag when and where you want it, as in most things it comes down to the operator. If you want to start a fire, it'll work once. If you want to adjust brakes it'll last a lifetime.

But, this is just one old guys opinion. FWIW.
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:41 AM   #22
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I still use the stick, but have all four wheels the same.
If you use the stick properly, I donít see how you can have both front and rear brakes the same. In the end, rear brakes should have a solid stop, and front brakes grabbing. The stick, when used properly, ensures this.
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Patrick,
please, what means "FWIW"?
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:33 PM   #24
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For what it's worth... at least that's IMHO, LOL!
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:36 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=Patrick L.;2059338]The brake board can be used any way you wish. One size doesn't fit all. If you want the rears to do more, it'll do it. Want them all the same, it'll do it. Want the fronts to come in first, it'll do it. The board is to set the drag when and where you want it, as in most things it comes down to the operator. If you want to start a fire, it'll work once. If you want to adjust brakes it'll last a lifetime.

I tried Bob's method that didn't work so well on my car. Car did stop but not
as quick and distant I would like.
Did the board after watching Paul Shinn and a couple other guys that was
about the same as Paul's, with great result's. Now a board fan!!
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Old 09-23-2021, 02:20 PM   #26
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Patrick,
please, what means "FWIW"?



For What Its Worth.

Probably worth just what you paid for it Werner !
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Old 09-23-2021, 03:14 PM   #27
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For what it is worth, I used the board method to get them close, then used the skid test for final adjustment. Worked real well for me.
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Old 09-23-2021, 03:47 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:05 PM   #29
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measuring rod length. is it overall length or eyelet center to center?
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