: GT-6 brakes!
: Seriously, compared to the GT-6 and
: TR-6 with big brakes & servo, the
: Spit does lack, but I agree, I would
: first get the rotors turned and fit
: some street pads, nothing special, but
: don't forget the rears.
: Although they don't do nearly as much
: work, if they're not up to spec, it
: will be noticeable.
: If the drums are glazed, there won't be
: any self-servo action.
: Also get the shoes arced to the new
: diameter of the freshly machined drums.
: This is VERY important to get the most
: out of drum brakes.
: --Previous Message--
: Using the search feature I was
: to only locate a couple of old threads
: on the topic of brake pads.
: I am preparing our '72 Spitfire for
: sale. This is the car my older son
: drove through high-school and college.
: I drove it this weekend and found it
: requires much more pedal effort to stop
: than the GT6. I know the GT6 rotors
: are bigger but I also suspect the
: Spitfire pads and rotors are glazed. I
: want to make the brakes on this car a
: bit more effective before passing it
: along to the next owner.
: I plan to turn the rotors and want to
: replace the pads with something
: "sticky". This is a street
: car, not a performance car. I just
: want it to stop without excessive pedal
: effort. I've spoken with Ted at TSI
: and he feels I need to try turning the
: rotors first before buying any new
: parts. I would still like some
: material and brand recommendations for
: decent pads. Do you have any
: brand/material recommendations for a
: street car?
: The following is provided as
: All the brake components are newish or
: The hoses are stainless braided.
: This car IS running DOT-5 but the pedal
: is firm without being squishy (this is
: not a bleeding or compressibility
: There is not excessive pedal travel
: (shoes are adjusted and there are no
: worn clevis holes or pins).
: The shoes and pads have a decent amount
: of material.
: The shoes and pads are whatever the low
: end brakes from BP Northwest are made
: The PDWA is rebuilt and centered.
: I assume the low end pads are basic
: organic material. The next step up
: appears to be ceramic pads with the
: high-end being Kevlar or Kevlar blends.
: Please give me your suggestions for
: grippy pads keeping in mind that I want
: the car safe... but I don't want to
: invest a mint since I am selling the
: Thanks for sharing your experiences and
: Doug L.