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Brake job on the special.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Brake job on the special. Reply with quote

Have never been happy about the braking system on my Seven Special and have been pondering for the last ten years on how to improve it.

Just bought a set of pukka Morry Minor hydraulic conversion backplates on ebay. They should be an improvement on the bodged plates I have at the moment. Will keep you posted on the progress.

Don.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Don

Any more progress on the Austin?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick,

The conversion kit didn't turn out to be as 'pukka' as I hoped it would. So I returned it.
I have now decided on plan 'B' which consists of keeping the hydro/mechanical system but fitting semi-Girling backplates and mechanisms on the rear. I already have a spare axle assembly with the system fitted. So the conversion shouldn't be too difficult. I Hope.

Will keep you posted on the progress, but at the moment I'm told, by the memsahib, that my priorities must be building her a summer cabin, in the back garden.

Don.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

building a cabin eh? is this eating into your nautical activities too?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS I meant to ask (maybe there is an old thread already, not sure?), what spec is the engine in the 7?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there are various threads. The engine spec is 850 Reliant.
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