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Wolseley Nine 1934
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Timstopp



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Wolseley Nine 1934 Reply with quote

My first post !
My Wolseley Nine 1934 has no brakes - well not quite true, all the bits are there , they just do not work. I know the brakes are hydraulic, Girling, but I need new slave cylinders, pipework and seals on the master cylinder. Does anyone know any good stockists, or even if any other cars of the period used the same brakes? The shoes are OK but need a good soak in petrol (assuming this is not now frowned upon?)

Many Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tim

I wouldn't have thought there'd be much of a problem getting new linings for it, a trawl around an autojumble should turn something up. I've heard of various ideas to reclaim oil-sodden or grimy linings, but I think they are a last resort really.

I had a look in my Ferodo book (dated 1955) but they don't give the lining dimensions or shoe reference nos for the 1934/1935 Nine unfortunately.

If you can accurately measure the dimensions of your master and slave cylinders, you might be able to order seals to fit, direct from a seal supplier. Thats what we ended up doing with my Dodge truck.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim

I'm sure you've seen these, but if not, a couple of Wolseley 9 links
http://www.wolseleyworld.com/post-restorations-1934-wolseley-9.php

Did you get any literature with the car? someone on ebay has a handbook that might be right for your car:
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ebay.htm?ebaylink=wolseley+nine

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a cavalier sort of guy, I have to disagree with Rick on restoring oil soaked linings. I've never had any problem with burning them off with a big blow lamp. It does does take a little time for the oil to burn out but the linings appear none the worse after the process.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile I've also boiled shoes and linings in a pan to achieve a decent result! I guess it depends how good or bad they are???

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also found Peter's solution works. I tend to clamp the shoe by the web in a big vice, arranging the shoe more or less vertical and then start with the blow lamp at the bottom and vaporise the fluid or greas working slowly up the shoe. Finish off with a wire bruss - but if they are asbestos, dont breathe for an hour or so! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou all
Good news is I found a set of shoes (new) in a box in the boot AND a set of spare linings, then when I took the brakes apart for that first scary look, it already had new shoes on it, now how lucky am I?
Problem is seals on master and slave cylinders will need replacing, I will start strip down at the weekend to see just how seized they all are, and they are(seized that is)
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