RETRO: Brakes Save Tires For World War II
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RETRO: Brakes Save Tires For World War II

During WWII, the US was cut off from its rubber plantations in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. With rubber needed for war effort, tires on the home front were rationed. With the drum brakes of the day(hydraulic and mechanical), brakes lock up was common due to brakes that were out of adjustment.

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