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Internal/inboard brakes (WAS: 91 V8Q)
On that note (which, BTW, I think is correct), have you guys ever seen
one of those Alfas? It's the weirdest thing - "Look, Ma - no brakes!".
I believe Audi called them internal caliper brakes.
>From: Anthony K.B. Chan[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, April 29, 1996 3:08 PM
>To: Brendan Rudack
>Cc: EKellock@aol.com; email@example.com
>Subject: Re: 91 V8Q
>I don't think they are inboard brakes, internal calipers are very
>different from inboards brakes. Inboard brakes if I am not mistaken
>the brake assembly is not at the hub but move towards the end close to
>differential, Alfa Romeo has a few cars with the inboard brakes setup.
>Inboard brakes still have the calipers riding on the outer edge of the
>disks/rotors but not true for the internal calipers.
>Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
>92' 100 V6
>On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Brendan Rudack wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 15:04:16 -0600 (MDT)
>> From: Brendan Rudack <rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU>
>> To: EKellock@aol.com
>> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: 91 V8Q
>> The V8's displacement was increased to 4.2 liter(up to 276hp from 240 I
>> believe, Eliot?) Basically, the UFO brakes were an inboard caliper setup
>> which allowed 12 inch rotors to fit under a 15inch wheel. Audi's logic
>> was so they could run a larger sidewall tire to keep the ride pleasant
>> and not give up braking performance. Unfortunately they are prone to
>> Brendan Rudack rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU
>> 88' 90Q
>> Boulder, Colorado
>> On Mon, 29 Apr 1996 EKellock@aol.com wrote:
>> > I'm fishing for opinions on what would be a fair price for a 91 V8Q.
>> > Black/black, 59K miles. 60K service done. Doctor/dealer-owner owned.
>> > Auto. Dealer asking $22,900.
>> > BTW, What size engine would this have? I know the V8Q's started out
>> > 3.6, but I thought I remembered them being enlarged to 4.0 or so. ???
>> > I've read a lot references to brake conversions for V8Q's, but I haven't
>> > really seen anything on why or how. (UFO brakes, whazzat?) Is this
>> > applicable to all V8Q's? The 91's?
>> > They seem to want my 5KCSTQ in trade pretty badly ($$$). So even
>> > wasn't really looking, I'm tempted.
>> > TIA
>> > Ed Kellock
>> > Lansing, IA
>> > 87 5KCSTQ
>> > 87 CGT 2.3