[ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes

Scott's Old Auto Rubber scottsoldautorubber at bigpond.com.au
Wed May 23 00:06:12 BST 2007

You can pull the disc out and the inner brake pad and wind the adjuster 
wheel out by hand, I have done this, sometimes they start adjusting after 
this, otherwise your pins have not been put in or the ratchet springs have 
Good luck.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at netscape.ca>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 3:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes

> Hi Folks
>            Once again drawing on the collective brain power of the
> Rovernet!! My 1971 TC is on the road, front brakes work well rear brakes 
> not
> at all. I bled the system the rear calipers seemed fine but not adjusted 
> up
> to the disc's. The brakes were overhauled before I bought the car and I
> suspect the hand brake (doesn't work)is the culprit. I believe the two 
> pins
> are probably laying down and not making contact with the adjustment lever.
> Is there an easy way to adjust the pistons and so get rear brakes without
> having to dismantle the rear calipers. Its summer and I really don't want 
> to
> have to lay up the car so soon after getting it out. In other words can 
> the
> brake pads be adjusted without the hand brake working?????
>                                                         Cheers  Ben
> (irishrover)
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