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bent brake rods - 26 Rover 9
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jp928



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:06 am    Post subject: bent brake rods - 26 Rover 9 Reply with quote

Both the rods that operate the front brakes on my recently acquired Rover 9 have quite a few bends in them. Not sharp bends, but looking along the length its very obvious. These are about 5-6ft long, with a right angle bend where they are connected to the operating lever(retained by a washer and split pin), and are threaded at the axle fitting, with a spacer and nut connection. Anybody know what grade of steel these will be? Can I just straighten them as best I can, or do I need to replace them? The rear brake rods are shorter and seem pretty straight.

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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just straighten them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a slightly bent brake rod on my Austin 10. The local garage who MOT's it, recommended that I keep an eye on it, but did not feel that it was a risk. Over the years that I had the car , it did not seem to get any worse and the brakes worked fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I went to the vise, and eventually got it pretty straight. It feels quite soft, almost no spring in it, so I took it slowly, and eyeballing it in different planes and removing obvious bends it looks much better now.
Lesson learned.

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