|I've got brakes again!|
For the past umpteen years I've been using general-purpose brake pads in my car's Cortina calipers; they've been OK - just
'OK' - but I've always found the pedal a bit soft, although the brakes did do their job.
A couple of years ago I tried Mintex M1144 pads, and didn't find them any better - and they squealed every time I stopped - so I went back to
the general-purpose ones. This week I decided to try again, but with a different installation method: when I bought them, they came with thin
self-adhesive rubber sheets that were intended to reduce squeal (they never did). This time, I took the rubber things off and just used the standard
What a difference! I now have a firm brake pedal, and LOADS of braking ability on the front. In fact, I'll have to re-educate my right foot as
I managed to lock one or both front wheels when pressing the pedal hard (I was playing/testing). Braking effort is now very impressive.
I can't wait to see what they are like when the are fully bedded in...
The older I get, the better I was...