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Re: Quiz trivia
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2014, 08:57:29 AM »
Stuart was there a clue in the question ? Drum brake not brakes ?
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Re: Quiz trivia
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2014, 09:13:55 AM »
And two further questions to pick your brains;  :)

 What was the last passenger car in the world to continue using a front drum brake?

 What was the last British car to be sold new with a starting handle?

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Re: Quiz trivia
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2014, 02:36:03 PM »
The Douglas brake has a disc rather than a drum, and seems to me to have a "male V' profile onto which the 'Female V" profile of the brake presses, therefore acting on both sides of the disc with concomitant mechanical advantage. I fail to see how anyone could dispute that it is a disc brake. To me that's like saying a V8 Engine is not an engine because its cylinders are not horizontally opposed.
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