Dissapointing brake linings

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Dissapointing brake linings

Postby rogerowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:30 am

Trying to get decent 7" brake linings, as Ferrodo / Mintex have now discontinued them, proving too difficult. The only ones I could find are sold under the brand name Willow by all the usual suspects. They are not very good to say the least (I've tried 3 sets already, with very poor results) - So, I've now bought 8" front braking equipement (bargain Ebay purchase), for my 1960 MM. I'm hoping it's an easy swap over :D
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:05 pm

It is a very easy swap (less than 1 hour each side) - and the cylinders from the 7" can be used if need be - and the braking improvement will be considerable. :D But here's an original Borg & Beck set of shoes....... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR- ... 1c28a7e588 and yes - they are 'rears' but the only difference is the lack of an adjuster groove on two shoes - easily added with a round file! And here's a Ferodo front set "not made from chocolate" - not inexpensive - but they are available ! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR- ... 3389c1e293
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby rogerowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:40 pm

Thanks for that, interesting finds! When I looked last - there weren't any up for grsabs, :D
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby MechanicMichael » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Has anyone elver taken theirs in for re-lining?

I know I watched wheeler dealers once and they brought a Polish car so could not get shoes over here, so went to a company that reclined the old ones.

Not sure of the company though.
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby rogerowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:58 pm

Might be worth the Club Spares collecting some old 7" shoes for re-lining??? Might get a good rate?? I've got 1 set that I'd be happy to donate :D
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:25 pm

But what would they reline them with....chocolate, or camel dung...... :oops:
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby rogerowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:41 pm

Good point! Either would be preferrable to the wooden ones :D
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:28 pm

San Francisco Cable Cars use wood brake blocks.......... :lol:
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby Trickydicky » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:41 pm

This place might be worth a call, http://www.custombrakes.co.uk/brake-pads-sheffield.html they advertise Ferodo and Mintex at the top of the page.
Don't know what the cost will be though.
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby philthehill » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:50 pm

Try http://www.holden.co.uk
They advertise 7" Minor brake shoes made by Mintex Pt No: 065.740 @ £23.31 per pair plus VAT +P&P. Made in UK as well.


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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby rogerowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:03 pm

Brilliant! Thanks guys. These are places worth keeping in the address book! :D
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby rogerowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:05 pm

rogerowen wrote:Brilliant! Thanks guys. These are places worth keeping in the address book! :D

Just wondering how Holden have them when regular MM suppliers told me they were no longer available? :(
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby philthehill » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:29 pm

My philosophy is that every thing is out there you just have to look and search and not just in the regular places.


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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:44 pm

if you can find me the tiny little plastic clip that secures the mouse pad ribbon cable on a Toshiba laptop.......my dear wife would be v grateful. To replace the one 'that I broke' when 'repairing' her laptop..... Looked everywhere... There is a USA source that wants a ridiculous amount of money for what is not 'sure' to be the right part anyway...... :oops:
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby tysonn » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:04 pm

Roy post a pic of the socket.I have piles of laptops as I repair them.Model number of machine and a rough idea of its length also.How many tracks on the ribbon?
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:34 pm

Ohhhh - will do !! It's a Toshiba satellite....I'll get the number later (just getting dragged out....) and it's the little cable (I think) for the mouse pad -since it's not working... Everything else is ok.
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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby dalgrae » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:53 pm

I have had my brakes relined on one of my Bantam bikes and was given the option of a better but slightly softer material to improve the brakes good when you think these shoes are only 1/2 wide ,quite a lot of bike dealers in the classic trade know of who will do this ,so when mine on my car require relining this is the way I will be going

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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby philthehill » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:06 pm

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See - you may be lucky in that the part you want is out there courtesy of tysonn :D

When I started in the motor trade bonded brake linings were the exception and I have spent many an hour relining brake shoes using Ferodo/Mintex lining material and copper/brass rivets. Not a hard job really and quite satisfying.

There are currently a set of NOS Ferodo front brake shoes for a 1957-62 Minor on 'e' bay' Item No: 221354517139 at a Buy It Now price of £19.95.


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Re: Dissapointing brake linings

Postby mike.perry » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:54 pm

I have a box of old brake shoes ready for the time the are required for relining.
The Wolseley brakes may need relining already
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