1151Front to rear brake line split

With this arrangement, the two separate hydraulic pipe lines of the tandem master cylinder are in circuit with either both the front or rear caliper or shoe expander cylinders. The weakness with this pipe line split is that roughly two-thirds of the braking power is designed to be absorbed by the front calipers, and only one-third by the rear brakes. Therefore if the front brakes malfunction, the rear brake can provide only one-third of the original braking capacity.

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