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Old 09-15-2005, 10:49 PM   #1
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I have a question about brakes

I am trying to figure out how brake pads are made, and I cant seem to find this info anywhere.

I am trying to write a paper about how cars work (engines, brakes, ect..) and how they have changed in the last 50 yrs. I have got to find how they were made originaly and how they are made today. If anyone knows or have and idea of where i might find this information it would really help. Thanks
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:47 PM   #3
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Main difference between now and older pads is that they tend not to use asbestos now ... something about the deadliness.
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:30 AM   #4
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I know that old brakes where mechanical and there was a drum and a metal plate when you pushed on your brake peddle tighten around the drum... in fact the inventor of hydraulic brakes invented it because his father died in a mechanical brakes malfunction... donít ask me for dates or names... I just remember that little bit.
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:40 PM   #5
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Here's a couple of links to get you started.....

Brakes pre 1960

Brakes post 1960

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