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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by MiniCord » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:43

5mm spacers would be the closest, being 1/4" = 6.35mm

I'll go with that.

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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by spider » Wed Mar 18, 2015 17:47

I'll just quietly point out that the info on the Somerfords site is not correct re: the spacer being 1/4" .
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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by Wally2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 18:16

MiniCord wrote:Hi Wally.

Because you're running wider tires, the drums with spacers makes sence, however, if you had the steelies with the regular tires, you would be ok without the spacers.

So, 1/4" is what I need.

As many said before, 12A1457 is not longer available, so a direct replacement is not an option. You will face the same issue when your drums need replacement.

So options are going with Drums with 3/4" spacers built in, which will push outwards the tires, or buy the regular brake drums and use wheel spacers.

Now, problem is, I can't seem to find a 1/4" spacer.

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Hi Miguel,
Yes you are right, with the wider wheels/tyres I still need the drums with spacers, oddly enough I thought the number in my drum i.e.21A 1457 was miss stamped and should have been 12A 1457 but I see that M Parts sell drums numbered 21A 1457! So I should be ok for some direct replacements.
http://www.m-parts.co.uk/index.php?rout ... uct_id=584
Don't forget that if you do put standard drums on with a spacer you may need longer wheel studs.
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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by Wally2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 18:20

Hi Miguel,
Forgot to mention, if you think identifying/getting hold of the correct drums is difficult, wait until you try it with the brake wheel cylinders!!! Sizes are a nightmare.
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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by MiniCord » Wed Mar 18, 2015 20:38

Wally, do you remember which one is the right size?

Checking again, I think I may have ordered the wrong parts.

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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by MiniCord » Wed Mar 18, 2015 20:49

Does anybody have a British Moke Parts manual on PDF?

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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by Tim » Wed Mar 18, 2015 21:54

No one bothers with spacers as small as 1/4". I needed some for the front of mine so that the wheels would clear the calipers, I had to get them made from steel plate.

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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by Wally2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 22:08

MiniCord wrote:Wally, do you remember which one is the right size?

Checking again, I think I may have ordered the wrong parts.

Miguel
Hi Miguel,
All I can say is that my Moke has 21A 1457's and they look the same as those at M Parts but if yours has non spacered drums and you have clearance between the tyre and trailing arm, then they should be ok.
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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by MiniCord » Wed Mar 18, 2015 22:29

I mean, for the rear brake cylinders.

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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by Wally2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 23:02

Miguel,
Apologies, For this saga see 'Rear brake cylinder size@ lower down the 'Steering/Suspension/Brakes' section!
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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by MiniCord » Thu Apr 16, 2015 15:43

So, final answer on the spacers issue:

The spacers needed to use the regular Mini drums on the rear of the Moke are the 3/8". The studs do not need to be replaced as the rear studs are long enough to accommodate them.

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Miguel

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