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Rear Brakes

This page is for advice only  Please do not work on your brakes  unless you have the skills and competence to do so, I don't want you killing yourself or any one else.








I am not going to tell you how to do this work just share a few hopefully useful tips and pictures.

Text Box: A picture is sometimes worth a thousand words when it comes to putting it back together again
I always try to take a photograph of anything I dismantle  .                               I                                                                                                                        or take some time with paper and pencil and  draw in as                                                                                                                                                            much detail as I can what I am dismantling .

Always allow plenty of time even a little job like removing a nut can take ages especially, if it has been in situ for 23 years or more .

Make yourself a tool 100 x15 x 2 mm for brake adjusting

Text Box: Slot for Adjusting 
It is much easier than using a screw driver


Keep everything clean especially the brake shoes and ware a mask when cleaning away accumulated dust

If you are going to replace the brake shoes its worth considering                                                                                                                                                        renewing the wheel cylinders at the same time.  .








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While the wheel cylinders are out clean the back plate with a wire brush and give a coat of hammerite paint


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