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Old 09-01-18, 09:54 AM   #141
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The 1922 Silver Ghost that I used to look after had rear brakes only, quite interesting in the wet!

1925 onwards they had Fronts as well I believe.

Peter
I like that, some owners were probably grumbling front brakes were new fangled unnecessary added complexity and expense. As I recall many cars had cable operated brakes. Best thing was to stay out of the way, I suppose
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1929 Ruston-Hornsby 6 AP, 1925 Ruston-Hornsby 5 IP, 1920s 50V GE dynamo.
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Old 09-01-18, 07:52 PM   #142
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Angry Braking system

The Austin Seven braking system until 1930's .
Front cable brakes operated by hand brake and also come on with full lock .
Rear brakes operated by foot pedal so to try and stop its hand and foot pedal together and hope you stop!.

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Old 13-01-18, 07:21 PM   #143
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The Austin Seven braking system until 1930's .
Front cable brakes operated by hand brake and also come on with full lock .
Rear brakes operated by foot pedal so to try and stop its hand and foot pedal together and hope you stop!.

John.
I remember reading the driving manual for the 7 and it said the brakes should only really be used for emergency use and normal driving should be down to engine braking and gears
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