[ROVERNET - UK] Brakes and differential

Michael Pellow mp349 at xtra.co.nz
Sun May 11 19:39:57 BST 2008

with diff in place,hand brake linkage setup and break-pads in,just work 
the handbrake till the clicking noise of the take up ratchet stops.
Then check that the handbrake cable is set to the correct length.
With the handbrake off ,the rotating arms on the calipers should just be 
  resting on the retaining screws.this ensures that there is full travel 
for the adjusters & that the handbrake doesn't come up too far.It 
should	come up any where from 3 to 6 clicks every car I have worked on 
has been different.
Michael Pellow

> Hi gang!
> I finally got my 'new' differential back into the rear-end of my P6B.  I 
> would appreciate some help with several issues as I finish up the job.
> 1) Bleeing the brakes (again!).  The temporary cap on the end of my 
> disconnected brake line to the rear calipers popped off so I lost most all 
> of the fluid in the line and the reservoir.  The front brake resevoir is 
> full, so do I need to re-bleed the entire system or can I just fill the rear 
> caliper's reservoir and begin bleeding the rear end?
> 2) Because I had to take the wheels and the half shafts off to replace the 
> differential, can I bleed the rear calipers with just the discs in place AND 
> if so how do I also adjust/tighten up the hand-brake (I know there have been 
> many posts on this, and Ruth of ABC said that one of the easiest ways was to 
> allow the car to roll backwards slowly while jacking the hand lever 
> repeatedly-----but I'd like to see if I can do the adjustments before 
> putting the wheels and half-shafts back on).
> Thanks in advance for any help
> Lance La Certe    '70  'Federal' P6B,  Denver, CO 
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