[200q20v] Re: [V8] just out of curiosity (UFO question)...

Graydon D. Stuckey graydon at apollo.kettering.edu
Wed Jan 31 15:56:55 EST 2001

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Phil Rose wrote:

> I was examining the UFO brake I noticed a strange-looking appendage (seemed
> to be stainless) which stuck out horizontally near the top (inside) end of
> the caliper. It has a thin shaft (tube?) that's about 1.5" long and it
> terminates in round, flat-ended "knob" of about 3/4" diameter.

I don't know for sure, but my guess is that it is a "mass" designed 
specifically to change the resonant frequency of the caliper.  This would 
probably be designed to reduce noise and vibration in the brake system.  
It probably also balances the caliper a little.

Graydon D. Stuckey 

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