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handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby magicman » Thu 11.06.2015, 17:26

Finally it looks like the old girl isn't going to get passed the MOT on the handbrake (scraped by for the last few years). I think the illustrious previous owner, Gazza, replaced the rear brake with the Wilwood / Brian kit back in 2005. It appears that the o/s caliper is seized with respect to the handbrake element.

Anyway, i am keen to get a working handbrake, a novel idea I know, and gather the PNM kit is the only real option, but a good one at least.

Does anyone happen to know if it is a direct replacement for what i have with the Wilwood system or do i need to replace the hubs / discs etc.

Many thanks

Alastair
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby Gazza » Fri 19.06.2015, 10:01

Alastair

They were replaced much later than that for a second time by Bob Brown's rear hub conversion.
Pretty sure the original plan was to split the discs by making a hub and separate disc to original spec so you could continue to use the original Calipers or hi-specs version but I went for the larger discs that needed a spacer.

Look at the PNM rear brake post because Geoff Smith has had similar problems and has changed to VW Golf mk5 Calipers with a 10mm think discs. Looks and sounds like a proper solution using excellent parts for a change.

I'm still looking for the original group buy to see if I can find out the measurements of the kit you have fitted.

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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby Gazza » Fri 19.06.2015, 10:12

Alastair

Read this thread, hopefully it helps.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=22242
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby Gazza » Fri 19.06.2015, 10:56

This is what you have fitted. I went for the 256mm discs not the 240mm

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=12665
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby Gazza » Fri 19.06.2015, 10:59

This is the thread that follows on from the first on Bob Brown's conversion.

viewtopic.php?f=85&t=13635
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby tb10 » Fri 19.06.2015, 11:43

:agree:

This is what you call an after sales service................ :lol:

Well done Gazza!

ps: me thinks he wants to buy the car back 8)
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby magicman » Thu 25.06.2015, 17:57

Cheers Gary. I'll let you know how I get on.
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby Gazza » Fri 26.06.2015, 12:37

Alastair

Read Cliff's post 16/6 on my first link, looks interesting.
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Re: handbrake help / MOT failure

Postby magicman » Thu 23.07.2015, 11:49

All fixed and back on the road again. :burnout:

The handbrake now works, properly. It has taken a bit of fettling on the hubs but the Golf discs have done the job.

Thanks for all the help and advice. Also top work from PNM, very helpful bunch of guys.
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