New brakes for Dormobile

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Bob750
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New brakes for Dormobile

Post by Bob750 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:35 pm

Just replaced the whole braking system on IZZY. All genuine land rover including all brake backplates , shoes, master cylinder and Servo except used all makes drums and Borg and Beck slaves
Front brakes are now stage 1 V8.
She now stops!🤗
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RMS
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Re: New brakes for Dormobile

Post by RMS » Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:19 am

Hi Bob,

Yes, we've got 6 pot front brakes on a couple of our Carawagons, and they are very effective.

However, I've still got standard 4 pot front brakes on another (with servo), and I can still lock them up in an emergency stop, as demonstrated on the way back from our last pub meet when a car pulled out from a side street, between parked cars, and "didn't see me" :shrug:
I left a couple of nice black marks on the road, and a frightened driver who suddenly saw me bearing down on him - I came to a stop just a couple of feet away from his driver's door :aaagh:

He's probably very lucky I've got Michelin Latitude tyres on that one, and not the old Avon Rangemasters I used to have!

Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: New brakes for Dormobile

Post by Bob750 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:13 am

Cheers Robin. Just need to sort gearbox and new leaf springs now 😊👍
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