Hints and Tips - Grabbing Brakes

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998
From: Dr G W Owen
To: British-Cars-Pre-War
Subject: Re: Grabbing brakes

My father had a huge problem of grabbing brakes on his Speed Six Bentley. The problem was so bad that on one occasion it twisted the wheel centre so badly that the splines were wrecked.

The problem was all to do with the radius of the drum and the shoe. Skimming the drums alters this! We ended up making a tool to fit on the hub that would cut the linings to the same diameter as the drum. After that, no problem

Geraint Owen

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