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  • C7.R Does 0:29 Rear Brake Change

    Thanks to CorvetteBlogger, we have an article about the C7.R performing a rear brake change in 29 second.

    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    Watch the Corvette Racing Pit Crew Perform a Rear Brake Change in Less Than 29 Seconds

    By
    Keith Cornett
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    Jun 8, 2019
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    [VIDEO] Watch the Corvette Racing Pit Crew Perform a Rear Brake Change in Less Than 29 Seconds
    Photo Credit: Richard Price / Facebook

    The Corvette Racing team has been spending their time leading up to next weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans by practicing their pit stops and getting ready for different scenarios in order to keep the C7.Rs going the entire 24-hour race.


    Here’s a couple quick videos from team photographer Richard Prince who captures the No.63 pit crew performing a rear brake system change. And we’re not talking just about getting a new set of brake pads. The C7.R receives new rotors, calipers, pads, brake lines and fluid in under 29 seconds. See if you can get that kind of performance down at the local Jiffy Lube.

    Here’s the team doing another practice run with the perspective of being out on Pit Lane:

    To see the video, please visit CorvetteBlogger here: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...erm=2019-06-08

    You may notice another team member also taking video of the pit crew performing the brake changes. Following the practice sessions, these videos will be reviewed as the team looks for improvements in each and every process that is performed during the brake changes with the goal of doing it faster and better than their competitors in LMGTE-Pro.


    Source:
    Richard Price / Facebook
    https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...erm=2019-06-08
    Last edited by John; 06-08-2019, 06:13 PM.
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  • #2
    That is more impressive (by far) than the 2.9 second tire changes in F1 that use 18 to 20 crew members. I don't understand how they added fluid or bled the lines, but the whole thing is a tribute to the engineering and team work that Corvette exemplifies on and off the track.

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    • #3
      Well noted German. It is an amazing feat. Especially important since they are going to have to change brakes at least once during the 24 hour race. Go C7.R’s!
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      • #4
        "The C7.R receives new rotors, calipers, pads, brake lines and fluid in under 29 seconds."

        WoW! Have not had any issues with my C7 brakes but if I do maybe I'll challenge my dealer to get the repairs done in less than a minute. That would give them twice as much time needed to get the job done as demonstrated by C7.R crew.

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        • #5
          The videos are missing from Keith's site now!

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          • #6
            And also missing from CorvetteBlogger’s linked source, Richard Prince’s FB site — where I saw it yesterday. Sorry but all who have not yet seen it, have to mentally envision Boomer’s post above, being done on both rear corners the C7.R in that time. It was a choreographed thing of beauty. Hopefully, it would later re-surface.
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            • #7
              Not the same video but same idea.

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              • #8
                They use a small amount of vacuum to pull the pistons back to make room for the new thicker pads. No need to add fluid or Bleed, as they never open the bleed screws. System stays sealed the whole time.
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                • #9
                  Thanks Plasboy for finding that video for us!
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