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Alan V Alan Vinegar
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Green Hornet"
Mick I like your thoughtsthumbs up

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Bowral, NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGC
In reply to # 3608341 by ron neal Sage advice. I went to dinner Monday and will see the powder coater tomorrow.smileys with beer
Ron

Ohhhhhh, so you think you are in the clear Ron...never, ever think you have a handle on what yer partner is a thinkin!

That's where a lot of people come to grief!

Your idea of adequate care and attention may fall well short of expectations...

Says he who was married 31 years...and has the scars to prove it!! smileys with beer



Mick
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chormy Gold Member Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
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My wife hates cars but at understands my needs lol


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Alan V Alan Vinegar
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Green Hornet"
I love how this topic has digressed. All I can say for Shaun is his wife must really love him a lot. Otherwise, let's all celebrate the ladies in our life. smileys with beer

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m.s.macrae Silver Member Murray MacRae
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand   NZL
1968 MG MGC
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX
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My wife is always asking when will you get back in the shed and work on the car so, I am very lucky.

Doing what you like, that is a plan for life
One... i should have followed earlier.

kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   USA
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Swamperca Swamper CA
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1968 MG MGC GT "California Chrome"
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I've had experience using the Green Stuff pads on my 69. They squealed after the first week or so and I tried many changes trying to get them to stop. Finally bought some generic pads from Napa and they worked fine without any squeal. Still going good for a number of years now.



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Alan V Alan Vinegar
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Green Hornet"
Hi John, My green stuffs have never squealed. There is some adhesive backing that comes with them plus the anti squeal shims all help. There is a better peddle feel which I like. It could be psychological much like stainless brake hoses. Whatever works for you.

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Bowral, NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGC
Yep...the beautifully progressive clamping action I get is not just in my mind...I have had the odd squeal...but never regular.

Instructions on the box says, bed em in gently...vice getting the rotors good and hot!

I would be taking a look at the surface of the rotors John, and/or maybe the calliper attachment/operation

[Rider: if you are experiencing cooler temps, maybe a little trail braking might be in order before hitting the Interstate!!]



Mick
Southern Highlands of NSW, Australie



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2017-10-19 03:09 PM by MGCRoadster1968.

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Swamperca Swamper CA
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1969 MG MGB GT "Rat"
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1970 MG MGB GT "Widow"    & more
I changed rotors with same results. I also had green stuff pads on a B with the same squeal and tossed them after playing around trying to get it to go away.



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m.s.macrae Silver Member Murray MacRae
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand   NZL
1968 MG MGC
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX
2000 Subaru Outback "A Bit Of A Dog"
2008 Mazda 6
Swamper,
Yes I have found the green stuff not as soft as one might think.
The cheaper generics are good pads for city running they bite quick and wear quick and dont usually squeal.
my favourite kind of pad.
if you are wearing out your soft pads in your street MGC really fast you might have other problems winking smiley

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1968 MG MGC GT "California Chrome"
1969 MG MGB GT "Rat"
1969 MG MGC GT "C-Rod"
1970 MG MGB GT "Widow"    & more
I like to use the gear box and engine on deceleration.

The Napa pads seem to have a good life span.



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chormy Gold Member Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1963 MG MGB MkI "3330 PE"
1964 MG MGB MkI
1967 MG MGB GT "BABE"
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Bad man ! Pads are cheaper than gearbox.


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Bowral, NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGC
In reply to # 3615266 by chormy Bad man ! Pads are cheaper than gearbox.

True!!

But geez Shaun...cut the fella some slack, nothing more satisfying than a nice smooth down-change, coupled with appropriate braking when you are out and about enjoying your MGC smileys with beer thumbs up



Mick
Southern Highlands of NSW, Australie

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Swamperca Swamper CA
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1968 MG MGC GT "California Chrome"
1969 MG MGB GT "Rat"
1969 MG MGC GT "C-Rod"
1970 MG MGB GT "Widow"    & more
Sorry Shaun but I drive them hard in the mountains and feel better in control in the corners downshifting as the brakes on these C's are so biased to the front.



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