[Saloon-lovers] (Update) 1954 Mark VII front brakes sticking

Hello Folks,

Thanks for all the help with my brakes. As it turned out it was mechanical issues. The new brake shoes material came in a little too thick so there was some binding there. The other issue was that the fiber washers that go on either side of the shoe and are part of the locating pin were rough and causing too much resistance to the shoe moving in and out. I sanded those down to flat and reinstalled and it is much better. 

Wes Keyes
York, Maine

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In reply to a message from Weston Keyes sent Fri 29 May 2009:

Thanks for the followup. It’s always helps to know someone
solved their issue and how. Good information for others
with a future similar problem.–
The original message included these comments:

Thanks for all the help with my brakes. As it turned out it was mechanical issues. The new brake shoes material came in a little too thick so there was some binding there. The other issue was that the fiber washers that go on either side of the shoe and are part of the locating pin were rough and causing too much resistance to the shoe moving in and out. I sanded those down to flat and reinstalled and it is much better. 


John Quilter 1965 3.8S, 1951 MGTD, 1960 Morris Minor,
Brisbane, California, United States
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