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pigtin



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Brake linings. Reply with quote

I think the rear linings on my special have suffered oil contamination.
I seem to recall that there is no effective way of removing this and I may have to fit new linings. A few years ago someone gave me 'Bonded' linings for my ten, and when fitted, were totally useless. As the chances of getting the original Asbestos linings for my seven seem slim what are the chances of modern, non asbestos, linings being as effective with the existing drums?

Don.
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As to oil contaminated linings it depends on their composition as to whether they can be salvaged. You have nothing to loose by boiling them up in a strong washing soda & biological soap powder mix.

Old type asbestos linings turn up regularly at autojumbles and Ebay even though its suposed to be illegal so its just a matter of looking out for some.

I would not recommend modern bonded compo linings a sthey are too hard and will wear the drum out.

Have you tried your Owners club?
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get the modern stuff in different grades, I have bought coils of it, cut it to size drilled and rivited it on, worked fine, difficult to say if it wears the drums out as never done a high mileage, i'll try and dig out some links to suppliers if you are interested.

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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had any problems just burning them off with a blow torch. It takes a little time for the oil to come out but I don't think it reduces the life of the linings.

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ianm



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Oil soaked brake linings Reply with quote

G'day all , I have to agree with Peter , when I was a apprentice we used to give them a good wash in petrol and then the blow tourch , arub up with emery and they work quite well.
Ian
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buzzy bee



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

My rears on the Ford are oiled as it were, so I think I will try to save them, I read these replies with interest.

Cheers

Dave
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pigtin



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks fror the suggestions chaps, will try to degrease (thinners maybe) and treat to the blowtorch.

Don.
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Marksmini



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or try using a paint striper gun and a scraper. much the same hea up the lining and scrap away.

im sure it will come out.

ood luck

Mark
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michael1912



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi UK Dave - I would appreciate details of suppliers of undrilled brake lining material, BUT - how do I decide what grade to get (don't want to end up wearing my drums un-necessarily - they are pretty well unobtainable. Regards Michael
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzy bee wrote:
My rears on the Ford are oiled as it were, so I think I will try to save them, I read these replies with interest.


Are they? let me know how you get on, I've got some linings, not sure if front or rear but bound to have something that'll fit

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael1912 wrote:
Hi UK Dave - I would appreciate details of suppliers of undrilled brake lining material, BUT - how do I decide what grade to get (don't want to end up wearing my drums un-necessarily - they are pretty well unobtainable. Regards Michael


I'd ask the suppliers, what they recommend, wear is also going to depend on the sort of mileage and driving you do.
Assuming you are in the UK try these:

http://www.midlandbrakes.com/9010.html
http://www.saftek.co.uk/vintage/saftekservices.html


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
buzzy bee wrote:
My rears on the Ford are oiled as it were, so I think I will try to save them, I read these replies with interest.


Are they? let me know how you get on, I've got some linings, not sure if front or rear but bound to have something that'll fit

Rick


What size (width) is the lining material? I may have some that will fit.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure offhand. I bought several brake linings when I had my E83W, I saw them in the garage t'other day so I'll have a look and see whats there. The fronts may be interchangeable with the rears, in which case I'd definitely have some for the rear.

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michael1912



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks UK Dave - will give them a try. (am in Essex) Michael
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SloResto



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in Australia there are a range of solvent based brake cleaners available at auto shops one which is branded "Brake Kleen" which may help you out if available in the UK.

They are very pungent and come in a spray aerosol can.

FWIW Good luck.
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