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Author Topic: Need tech advise on doing a Rear Brake job on a 1966 MGB Roadster  (Read 58 times)

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september24

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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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Re: Need tech advise on doing a Rear Brake job on a 1966 MGB Roadster
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 11:01:26 PM »
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« Last Edit: August 04, 2022, 11:05:34 PM by amgba »
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