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Need Tech Advice on Doing a Rear Brake job on a 1966 MGB Roadster

Started by MGJACK45, August 09, 2022, 12:21:19 PM

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MGJACK45

Hello,
I just decided to pull my rear RT brake because it was freezing up.  I assumed the brake cylinder on that brake was leaking fluid. Sure enough, i was right!  Shoes lining looked amazingly good after I cleaned it up. I ordered a new cylinder and new springs from MOSS MOTORS. I removed the shoes and put in the new cylinder. I used mostly new springs.

THE PROBLEM IS:

I had a real problem getting the drum back on. I adjusted the brakes all the way down and disconnected the hand brake so that it would not interfere. I finally got them on, but they are as tight as hell!! After I mounted the tire, it would not turn.

I am hoping once I bleed the brake and pump the brakes, that brake may self-center and loosen up. Has anyone experienced a similar problem and can advise me how to get me out of this fix? thank so much!
Jack Lipomi


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