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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:34 pm 
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Got a survey from National about ideas for changes in Prod Brake rules.
This survey will close on Friday, June 05, 2020. This is their thought process
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The Production Advisory Committee is seeking your feedback on expanding the permitted modifications of the braking systems in the Production Category. The current rules allow for modifications to every aspect of the braking system, except that stock calipers and rotor sizes must be maintained. For many cars in Production, good stock calipers are hard to find and expensive to replace/rebuild, the stock calipers and/or rotors are undersized and prone to severe fade/failure, quality race pads must be custom made, the pads, rotors, and/or calipers must be replaced or rebuilt frequently, or any combination of these issues. Meanwhile aftermarket racing calipers, rotors, and pads have continued to become more readily available from more suppliers, with more attractive and competitive pricing. These items are proven to last longer, improve reliability and consistency, and decrease part failures.

This would be a significant change to the long-standing tradition and philosophy of the Production category, however as times and available technology change, if an opportunity exists to decrease the wear and tear, routine maintenance, and operating costs of our cars, while increasing their safety, reliability, and attractiveness, then it’s a conversation that should be had. The goal is to make building, racing, and maintaining our racecars easier, cheaper, safer, more fun, and more appealing, so any proposed changes would be made for the sole purpose of achieving those goals. Your response is both completely confidential, as well as vitally important to the direction of the category. Thank you for your time!

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:43 pm 
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This is soo biased, that it's embarrassing.

Did Wilwood write this???

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:51 pm 
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I'm not sure that it is biased. Anyone running 60's or 70's cars might find it solves a lot of problems.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:12 pm 
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As a HP Sprite driver I'd love not have those cast iron bricks wrapped around my rotors. Only upgrade made so far is fitting the Spitfire rotors with MGB calipers and going to small Wilwoods in the rear. Great! now we've got heavier cast iron bricks the same age as the ancient cast iron bricks allowed years ago. I'd love to have up to date brakes all around.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:17 pm 
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Who gets this survey?

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I was totally against any of this until I tried to order pads for my Corona/Datsun 240Z calipers and was told 2-3 weeks .

I wonder how a caliper substitution could be done without adding lightness to the nose ..
Maybe add weight to sub any brake bits . Straight 35#s . 10 for adding lightness and 25 just cuz.

Changing rotor size totally screws up the class. IMHO

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:43 pm 
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GT6 wrote:
This is soo biased, that it's embarrassing.

Did Wilwood write this???


Glad Im not the only one.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 4:04 pm 
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I wish I could have added "for E and F" if they want it but not for H

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 8:12 pm 
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I thought it was great that they took something discussed here and put something formal out.

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 4:05 am 
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Can find nothing on the survey or how to respond. Anyone got a clue?

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