To be specific is there much difference between Lockheed and Girling brakes from the late 1970's?
I have couple of Renaults from that time.
I bought a damaged Renault with Lockheed brakes and when I drove it home the brakes were concerning!
The pedal height was fine, but it was like tramping on a dead fish for all the slowing it did! I can't help feeling the poor braking performance was partly to blame for the bingle and the consequent damage. The handbrake will easily lock the rear drums. So my concern is directed at the front Lockheed disc arrangement.
The same make/model with Girling brakes has always stopped well.
Now I know that this summation is less than peer reviewed science!
BUT are there any inherent strengths or weaknesses in either brand? I ask because I have the option of using either after refurbishing the front calipers.
I appreciate your thoughts and feedback. If you require any more info, please ask.