Wheelmang

26DB Brakes - This just does't look correct

Recommended Posts

So The brakes on my 26 DB 6V really needed new linings. (Have no idea how PO was stopping it as most of the lining was gone) I purchased the specified length of lining and lined the brake shoes. My concern is the way it looks there is going to be a high spot. Please see pictures. This does not look correct to me. Did the original have two pieces of lining that where the area over the gap should be cut out or is this in fact correct the way I have it. 

Thanks for your valued input. 

Paul 

26DB Brakes 1.JPG

26DB Brakes 2.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The rivets holding the bracket on are pushing the lining away from the inner metal brake band surface.  I'm not an expert on external contracting brakes, but someone on this site will have dealt with this problem.  Either there is supposed to be a gap,, or you have to put recessed holes in the back,of the lining to clear the rivets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought I had a photo or two of my external brakes when I re-lined them but cannot seem to find them.  I did find this one photo but it is not mine and I'm not sure if it's correct.  Are there any clues in the MIM?

Brake resize.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both inner and outer linings are split.  Page 100 of the DB Book of Information shows them both clearly split.  Mine are assemble so no pics but I recall them being split too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here’s a picture from my 128/129 parts list which shows the split.  Different model but the band looks identical.

The parts listing also shows the lining quantity as 4 (2 per side).image.thumb.jpg.21d5c5481fcacf590014e31ac6874010.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for your great feedback and especially the pictures. Really glad I asked the question. Kinda strange that they specify the length of lining required that they (whoever they is) do. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As an MG enthusiast, I couldn't help noticing an MGA being restored in the background.  Love those cars!

 

Ray. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ray. Gotta love the little cars. Frame and body is 59, trans back is 1960 and the 1622 engine is from a 62. Suspension is all done working now on rust repair. There is also a 58 that is all number matching. That is in line after the 596062.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I miss my '57 MGA roadster soooooo much. Sorry. I just had to say that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now