SV: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes

Tillberg Jan (VN-PSQC) jan.tillberg at
Thu May 24 08:33:51 BST 2007

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Från: "Roger.Matheson" <roger.matheson at>
Till: "rovernet at" <rovernet at>
Skickat: 07-05-23 10:18
Ämne: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rear  Brakes

Hi Ben,

I suspect that the expert answers from Rover neters means that some are 
rarther too found of lying upside down on a concrete floor having lumps of 
dirt drop in their eyes.  Any way I agree with the suitably expert but 
perhaps mildly excentric Gavin, Paul and Scott.

Take the handbrake arm off the cam lever.  Rotate the cam lever while 
feeling the position of the inner pad.  If the pin or tappet as the manual 
calls it, is in place then you will feel inner pad move slightly.  No 
movement indicates either no tappet or it is lying down in the groove of the 
lever.  Moving the lever through its full movement by hand should enable you 
to hear the ajuster clicking as its moves back over the teath under spring 
pressure (or the pawl over the push rod as named in the manual).  If the 
inner pad seems to move out but then back and there is no clicking then the 
ajuster is broken and I have found this to be caused by wear in the pawl. 
Just to be sure, check that the metal flat on the end of the push rod is 
properly in position over the inner pad, so that as the ajuster turns the 
push rod turns in its thread and increases its length (thereby reducing the 
pad clearance).

Faults with the pawl or the tappet mean removing the callipers. sorry

How did you blead the rear brakes if you didn't have the brakes ajusted 

Lets us know how it goes

Cheers Roger
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at>
To: <rovernet at>
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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