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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #195 on: September 04, 2009, 08:06:40 AM »
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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #196 on: September 04, 2009, 09:40:43 AM »
Good news buddy.. out of interest.. which way did you put the pins back in? :D

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Cheers matey ;D

I put the pins in from the front this time, it was the only way. The new kit didn't come with the washer cups that sat in the top of my old retaining springs, which the old pins locked into, so the new ones could only be fitted from the front anyway. Much easier.
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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #197 on: September 04, 2009, 11:48:51 AM »
Cheers..  one question, did the springs you got with your fitting kit hold the shoes flat?  I noticed the tension on the ones Ive just put in with the cups weren't anywhere near as stiff as the old ones so the shoes don't lay totally flat.  Another thing i had that wont affect you is one of the cups popped off while i was rotating the disc by hand setting up hand brake and the shoe rubbed on the disc.  Might be idea for others who use them to put a bit of metal bond on there.


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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #198 on: September 04, 2009, 12:55:11 PM »
Cheers..  one question, did the springs you got with your fitting kit hold the shoes flat?  I noticed the tension on the ones Ive just put in with the cups weren't anywhere near as stiff as the old ones so the shoes don't lay totally flat.  Another thing i had that wont affect you is one of the cups popped off while i was rotating the disc by hand setting up hand brake and the shoe rubbed on the disc.  Might be idea for others who use them to put a bit of metal bond on there.

The new springs i got were slightly shorter, but slightly stiffer than the old springs. I'd say the force with which they hold the shoe against the backplate is about the same, and yes it is flat against the backplate. Unless you've got excessively long pins, i can't see why you should have any slack or movement?

I also didn't reuse the spring cups (if thats what you mean) from the old springs and didn't get any spring cups in the new kit either, i just rebuilt the handbrake assembly without them. This should be fine, as the cups shouldn't be required if you are putting the pins in from the front and locking them into the backplate.
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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #199 on: September 04, 2009, 12:59:59 PM »
Putting the pins in from the front wasnt really an option in my case.  Not a left to hold them in.  I might buy some more springs and see if i can double them up or something.


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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #200 on: September 04, 2009, 13:07:33 PM »
Putting the pins in from the front wasnt really an option in my case.  Not a left to hold them in.  I might buy some more springs and see if i can double them up or something.

Think you missed something out there lol. Do you mean your backplate holes are knackered?

Maybe you should get some replacement backplates?

Even so, the pins and springs are still the same length whether you put them in from the front or from the rear, so i can't see why you don't have enough tension? Unless you have the wrong fitting kit or handbrake shoes maybe?
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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #201 on: September 04, 2009, 13:22:37 PM »
oh yeah.

Current backplates are knackered, but I had to repair them on a budget..so it was a cowboy job.  Will get round to replacing them at some point.  I did query the fitting kit i was given and they reckon it was the right one.  Pins i got were a fraction longer than the old ones.  Handbrake works fine and its not all gonna drop to bits now so its not all bad.  I will redo it all properly when i get new backplates.  At least i dont have to leave it in gear all the time now.


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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #202 on: September 04, 2009, 20:25:46 PM »
Great to hear you got the job sorted Storm. Thank you for the Karma.

The main thing is, you stuck at the job in hand and got it done. That in it's self with no previous hands on experience is something you should be proud of. Next thing you will be ripping engine's apart just for the fun of repair.
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Re: Please Help Storm With Stripping Rear Brakes
« Reply #203 on: September 04, 2009, 22:19:33 PM »
Nice one :)
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