How to talk brakes | Ways to turn desires into hardware

J.G.
By J.G. Pasterjak
Jan 13, 2023 | Chevrolet, brakes, Tech Tips, wilwood, Safety, how-to, Braking, ASA, C5 Corvette, ASA Stock Car | Posted in Features | Never miss an article

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"When the phone rings and it’s someone building a brake system from scratch, that’s actually a really fun time for me,” says Michael Hamrick, one of Wilwood’s top tech specialists. “That’s when we get to really form a relationship with someone and talk to them, ultimately, about what is going to make their car more satisfying to drive.”

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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/9/22 9:11 a.m.

As i am  currently doing the brakes on my own stock car turned road racer, thank you for this article. It is much appreciated. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/9/22 9:27 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

i can't believe you're seeing someone else.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
11/9/22 9:27 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

As i am  currently doing the brakes on my own stock car turned road racer, thank you for this article. It is much appreciated. 

Yeah I felt much better and less intimidated about the possibilities after I did this story. Really excited to start digginginto this car as soon as the MR2 is up and running.

 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/9/22 9:31 a.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Really opened my eyes about how much goes into a whole system outside of just size of caliper and rotor–I never considered how petal mounting can factor in.

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
11/9/22 9:56 a.m.

oof I think its time i join GRM+ this is a juicy article for my needs right now. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/9/22 10:51 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

i can't believe you're seeing someone else.

Nope. You're my engineer for this whole rolling clusterberkeley of scope creep!

Speaking of which.....

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