Design and Development of a Disc Brake Caliper for Small Cars 760792

A new light weight front disc brake caliper design, referred to as the 7000 Series design, has been developed by Delco Moraine and is currently being used on the 1976 Chevrolet Chevette. Features of this design include:
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    Light weight, single piston, sliding caliper design utilizing only 18 component parts.
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    Short overall caliper length with single bolt mounting, allowing versatility of fitting within restricted environments.
  3. 3.
    Caliper mounting sliding members better protected from corrosive elements.
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    Braking reaction forces taken along cylinder area of housing, in line with friction forces.
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    Bracket mount to a light weight forged knuckle.
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    Integral lining wear sensor.
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    Simplified serviceability.
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    Free-floating design concept allows the caliper to follow the rotor.


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