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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Hi All,

I was about to re-install my rear brake shoes today and I noticed a problem. At least it appears to be a problem.

The lining gap on the brake shoes is opposite to what I think it should be. The larger gap is at the top of the rear shoe and the narrow gap is at the bottom near the brake cylinder. The other shoe is also opposite to what it should be.

Pic one is how I think it is supposed to be, supported by the diagram in the shop manual and the parts manual. Pic is by JR.

Pic 2 is what I have.

Que Passe?

It appears that my car had the wrong brake shoes installed on it. Is that possible? Is there another car out there with nearly identical but opposite brake shoes?

Ken



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ga duke Mike Dooley
Newnan, GA, USA   USA
Probably the quality of a “re-manufactured” part...hardly any today have the amount of lining on the originals.
I picked up an odd lot recently that had lining from end to end...was very surprised.

M

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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Ken,

I tried searching my collection of photos while doing my car but it seems I neglected to take one of the brakes, I do agree it does look wrong, but I can't verify at this stage as one diff is in the car which is being media blasted and the other diff is buried deep in my shed.

If no-one replies to this post to either confirm or deny it's right or wrong by Wednesday I'll remove the shed's contents and take a photo for you.

John

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Thanks for the offer John but don't go to all that work. I'm going to order new, correct brake shoes. It's not like they are going to break the bank.

Mike might be on to something. The linings are bonded on instead of riveted. Who ever did the re-manufacturing must have screwed up on positioning the linings.

Ken



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ga duke Mike Dooley
Newnan, GA, USA   USA
I looked at 2 sets of re-manufactured shoes that I have and they are exactly like yours...I have another set with much more coverage...

M

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
I agree it seems odd but I doubt it makes any difference. The same surface are is swept only on a different "spot" on the drum



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