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When I got my 1929 Sports, with 7″ front brake, the front brake anchor plate had at some time come adrift and been twisted. It had been straightened out.
I thought this was scary, so made a new achor plate, with a keyhole for location instead of the slot at the top. I think you are correct in thinking that the brake twists the forks under heavy application, and then the anchor pops out of its location and you are flying……
I have mine adjusted so that I can pull the lever right in to the handlebar, so that in an emergency I will not act quicker than I can think. I also consiously use the rear brake as the main stopper, and help it with the front. I have not yet had to test my ideas in an emergency…..