Category Archives: Darracq

Stemming the flow

The Darracq has always leaked copious amounts of oil from the rear main, particularly after a good run usually depositing a 6 to 8 inch puddle on someone’s pristine driveway. So today as I’ve already put one car off the … Continue reading

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Too much choice

Fred Deusenberg originated hydraulic brakes on his 1914 racing cars, so says Wikipedia. Unfortunately Louis Coatalen had other things on his mind so stuck with mechanical brakes in 1925.  He also had so little faith in those new fangled front … Continue reading

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Darracq and SM

Today I attempted to balance the brakes firstly by using a chunk of wood that I jam between the brake pedal and the seat moving the pedal by about an inch. Then I jacked the car up, the RF wheel … Continue reading

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