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Thread: PASSED Road Worthy today !!!

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnboyLandy View Post
    Neither of us were wearing our seatbelts :-)
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    Hmm, I like this tactic... slamming the brakes on with no seatbelts, I recon any inspector would agree brakes are working lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnboyLandy View Post
    Hi

    I think it comes down a lot to the inspector you choose.

    Cheers,
    John

    The inspector is supposed to use a brake performance (Tapley) meter. All inspection stations are required to have and use one. Herein lies the problem with old cars and their brakes.
    URSUSMAJOR

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    Here in Vic, my RWC guy provides me with a brake test slip of paper as part of the RWC. So far all of my Series vehicles have managed to pass! PASSED Road Worthy today !!!
    54 Series 1 86
    60 Series 2 88
    61 Series 2 109
    76 2 Door Range Rover
    78 101 Forward Control
    83 Stage 1 V8
    88 Perentie FFR
    90 4 Door Range Rover
    93 Discovery 1 200 Tdi
    98 Freelander 1

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    Now registered as a "minibus"

    Cheers,
    John

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    Good work John.
    Another couple of weeks for me, hopefully.
    Local Roadworthy testers have used a 'Donner' car for brake test

    whitehillbilly

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    Cracking job!.. Well done Lad!!




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    Actually, a Series Landrover with brakes in good repair should have no issues meeting the specified braking performance. Without a booster the swb will require higher pedal pressures, but they still stop pretty well. Unloaded, the lwb is even better due to the two leading shoes, but can be a bit weak going backwards.

    However, if you are used to driving modern cars and using brakes a lot, you need to be aware of two shortcomings compared to today's brakes.

    1. Particularly when at maximum weight and/or towing an unbraked trailer, it is very easy to induce brake fade, especially on long downhill stretches.

    2. Driving through water deep enough to get significant water into the drums will stop them working almost entirely until they are dry. After driving through water, drive with the footbrak on lightly until you feel the brakes start to bite.
    John

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    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnboyLandy View Post
    Now registered as a "minibus"

    Cheers,
    John
    So, does the vehicle ID plate specify the 11 seat capacity? my swb has seating for four in the back, but ID plate says seating capacity is 3.

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    Yep, my plate has 11 on it.

    Cheers.
    John

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