Johny wrote:I think it will be more difficult to document and prove it works correctly than just adding a vacuum pump and reservoir.
You'll have to meet NCOP5 (or whichever one it is) that deals with brake system modifications.
NCOP14 states that regenarative braking isn't covered under the standard so any vehicle that utilizes regen must meet NCOP5 (thanks James) and the appropriate ADRs to ensure that brake balance is retained. Given that I'll need to have the vehicle tested for the regen functionality it doesn't seem like a lot of extra work/effort to run a pedal box.
I guess the bigger question is: for those people running regen, how was the vehicle brake balance checked and signed-off for registration?
NCOP5 does state what's tested, but I'd like to find out how they perform the test if anyone has any first hand knowledge of the process.
Lastly, from my readings I'm under the impression that my vehicle doesn't have to comply with ADR 31 as it was built prior to 1/1/1977. If that's the case then as long as the pedal box setup complies with the Australian Vehicle Standards Rules there shouldn't be any issues.