leak from the rear drum

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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Ian Fozzard » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:26 pm

Very good! Download that workshop manual if you don't have one already!!

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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Vic Butler » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:48 pm

Ian, we are allowed to go for a drive provided any passengers are from your household and if you get out of the car, to keep the statutory distance apart.
I now take my dogs a couple of miles in the Land Rover to a walk in the country where if I meet anyone it's easy to keep the statutory distance. Walking them from home means pavements where it's impossible to keep the distance unless I walk in the road.
I know this is nothing to do with leaky wheel cylinders but it's easier to post it here than start another subject.
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Ian Fozzard » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:35 am

Hi Vic,
good to hear from you and to hear you are fit and well!
As far as we can tell, you are technically correct, but there are many reports of folk being interrogated during car journeys, and also being forcibly turned away from many locations.
We are most familiar with the situation in Scotland and the North of England, and I know there is quite a bit of animosity towards folk who travel to the usual recreational areas. I guess a short drive to somewhere local is the most acceptable to everyone?

We are both getting on a bit (like many MG owners I suspect) so we do fall into the category advised to stay at home, so that's what we are doing. Thankfully we have a garden and a garage with two MGs, and a well stocked cellar, so we should cope!

Stay safe!

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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Dullnote » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32 am

Mario, when you do the brakes , do one at a time this let’s you see how the other side is done, one point to look out for is the leading edge on the brake shoes, these should be going with the rotation of the wheel.

There are you tube articles on this, I have seen then in the wrong way before
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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Ian Fozzard » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:24 am

Thanks Jim. This is making the assumption that both sides are correctly assembled of course!

Like you, I have seen several incorrect assemblies - shoes and springs incorrectly put together.

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Re: leak from the rear drum

Post by Vic Butler » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:05 pm

The leading edge of the brake shoe is the end where the lining doesn't go to the end of the metal .
1977 Stage 2 MGB GT
1975 SWB Series 3 Land Rover with a later 2.5 petrol engine
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