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Peter Zambos

No offensive to Jim, but in my experience, the position of the rod upon the master cylinder lever makes a considerable difference in brake effort and feel.  It’s basic mechanical advantage stuff.  The higher you go on the lever, the easier it will be in terms of over-all force required, but the pedal will have to travel farther.  Due to the need for more pedal travel on the higher point, drivers tend to report an increase in pedal “feel.”  It’s a driver preference, but getting it to where the driver likes it can result in better lap times.