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magnette1 Gold Member Andrew Murdoch
Busselton, W.A., Australia   AUS
Any suggestions on some QAULITY MGB rear brake shoes please.
Using yellow stuff on the front discs but rears are wearing and need replacing.
Used in some motor sport with spirited driving.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-06-19 12:26 AM by magnette1.

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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
I have a hybrid rear axle in my MGA (tube type MGB outer ends & brakes welded onto a banjo diff). I use 'stock' brake shoes. The rears don't do a lot of the braking.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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Steve64B Steve Opitz
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
Andrew,

Read this:

http://stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/white-paper---brake-bias-and-performance-why-brake-balance-matters

Yes it's true that the rear brakes provide less stopping power than the front brakes... but the idea they don't matter, that's silly!

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Cortez, 4 corners, Colorado, USA   USA
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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
In reply to # 3535481 by Steve64B it's true that the rear brakes provide less stopping power than the front brakes... but the idea they don't matter, that's silly!

I did not say nor did I imply that the rear brakes 'don't matter'. I merely gave my one POV - that 'standard' rear brake shoes are plenty adequate. However, I do enjoy being silly so I'll take your comment as a compliment.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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magnette1 Gold Member Andrew Murdoch
Busselton, W.A., Australia   AUS
Great article Steve, thanks.
A bit more of an explanation for the question asked.
I purchased from evil bay a set of brake shoes that lasted about 3 meetings and turned to dust. Could have been made from cardboard I think.
So refitted my half worn original set back on but they are getting tired, hence the question.
I do need another set but don't want rubbish. I do have Toyo 888 rubber and car is pretty well balanced for my style of peddling. Just don't want to have to readjustt the rear to bring the peddle up as often with the eBay stuff as having a bad back its a bit of a pain.
When I go to a track day I like to drive and have a chat, go out and drive again and have another chat rather than having to adjust the brakes due having low peddle.
I'm an old bloke and do everything myself.
I agree the rears are fine for the car also but there is some rubbish stuff been sold out there today.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2017-06-19 12:44 PM by magnette1.

Bill Morris Avatar
Nor Cal, USA   USA
Andrew,

I've been using Carbotech shoes on the back of my race cars for some time now and have had nothing but good reports about them. They also seem to last and still have a good bite and don't seem to glaze easily.

Those are the breaks...or in this case, brakes
Bill



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Steve64B Steve Opitz
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
One suggestion, get the same material for the fronts and the rears to maintain brake balance.

Also, this link has some great insights into getting the best performance braking.

http://www.mgbmga.com/tech/mgb18.htm

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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
In reply to # 3536002 by Steve64B this link has some great insights into getting the best performance braking.

http://www.mgbmga.com/tech/mgb18.htm

More silliness?

Quote: However, for street and street performance driving, we have found that the regular brake shoe replacement lining materials, supplied by various Vendors, when used in conjunction with upgraded brake pads, to be more than adequate.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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magnette1 Gold Member Andrew Murdoch
Busselton, W.A., Australia   AUS
I really appreciate the knowledge offered by all here. Many thanks.
Now stop stop stop stop stop.. It's just what I was after .....

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Steve64B Steve Opitz
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
Here are two options, I know they're not local to you, but they may have Australian distributors:

http://www.ctbrakes.com/pads.asp?Make=MG&Model=MGB_%26_MGB_GT_-_1.8L

http://www.tsimportedautomotive.com/mgb_gt.html

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JohnP Gold Member John Prater
Huntsville, Alabama, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB
I use Hawk blue on the front and carbotech on the rear with good results

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