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  • John Francis11 November 2019

    Hi Colyn

    The MOT test allowance is that the brake effort side to side must be within 70% of the maximum effort on the axle. From memory, my rear brake effort is usually around 150kgf. The fronts are usually 190/200Kgf. If you have a 100Kgf difference I cannot believe it is within the spec. limit of 70%. You would have to have a max effort of more than 333KGf on one side which is huge.

  • Dominic Clancy11 November 2019

    As Colyn reports, I always had problems with the balance of the rear brakes. the right rear is repeatedly under the force of the left. Last year I gave up and took it to a workshop who fixed the issue to the point that the safety inspection was successful. They said the issue was the mismatch of the shoe arc to the drum, even though swapping the entire shoe and drum had not changed the behaviou...

  • Paul Dean 11 November 2019

    Hi Colyn

    That sounds like a big difference but it might make it easier to diagnose. As Steve says is hand, foot or both?

    Did you by any chance note the front brake readings as I would be curious to know how discs compare with drums for which I have my readings

    I hope you havenít been impacted by the floods in your area.

    Paul

  • Nigel Atkins11 November 2019

    Other end Dave.

  • Dave O'Neill 211 November 2019

    The bonnet hinges are fitted into the boxes in the bulkhead, so no room for movement. There aren't any spacers to adjust.

  • Nigel Atkins11 November 2019

    Chris,
    have a look for Guy's explanation of placing washers between the bonnet hinges and bonnet to adjust alignment, the four, on each side, set screws.

    The positioning of the washers is anti-intuitive but easier to understand once done - but I'll not be able to give a clear written illustration so leave it with Guy's.

    Also do bear in mind these changeover points (if accurate any...

  • Chris Madge11 November 2019

    Yes mines a 1500. Its a 1975, so one of the first which shares some of the 1275 parts that were changed on the later 1500s.

    Thanks for the replies, that is good to know as I was wondering how I was going to sort that out.

    I have run out of the side to side adjustment of the rear edge of the bonnet. Even with enlarging the holes in the hinges I could still do with a further 1/...

  • Steve Gyles11 November 2019

    Colyn

    Was that on the foot pedal or handbrake? I am sort of guessing foot pedal from the way you described it.

    Following on from what Nick says may be worth first swapping the shoes from one side to the other to see if the imbalance transfers with them.

    Steve

  • Nigel Atkins11 November 2019

    ETA: Dave has provided more clarity to my post (as normal I was still typing mine while he posted).

    Nigel, Chris,
    I was going to suggest that Nigel also checks and if required adjust the bonnet buffers that close against the slam panel and hold the bonnet front, acting as feet and anti-vibration pads.

    Two sorts, one is a screw with large rubber padded head plus lock nut to ho...

  • Dave O'Neill 211 November 2019

    There were two different versions of bump stops fitted to the bonnet.

    According to Moss, the change point was GAN6-183740.

    The earlier one is item number 4 and the later one is number 6. Both are adjustable.

  • MG YA SPECIAL ROLLING CHASSIS PROJECT

    A chance to acquire a 1949 YA near complete rolling chassis with enough parts to start building a special.

    Chassis is painted and very sound.

    Supplied with:
    V5C in my name and old 3 letter 2 digit number. Plus chassis & body plates.
    XPJM engine for overhaul,
    £800 of new brake parts from NTG
    YA gearbox, good
    St column and wheel
    Rear dampers which cost me o...

  • 1951 YA FOR SALE

    UMG-315. Imported to Canada in 2006. Right hand drive. Halogen headlights. New braking system. Heater. Boyce Motometer. Original owner & technical manuals. 11,200 miles since 1996 restoration (possibly less than 22,000 miles in total). Valued at $18,000 US but asking $12,000 US. Very good condition overall.
    Many photos & other info here: https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
    Gilles B...

  • 1953 LHD TD

    1500 miles on engine rebuild.
    Wire harness - brake and fuel lines. Master & wheel cylinders
    Rebuilt or replaced almost everything.
    Just needs paint and inter
    New solid Walnut dash.
    You cover shipping or if in the U.S.A. I can drive it to you for a fee and food.
    Runs great. Check out the YouTube
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    $32K or Best offer PAYP...

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    URGENTLY WANTED, URGENTLY WANTED
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    Low mileage/fine examples please.
    WILL VIEW/COLLECT ANYWHERE UK

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  • Y TYPE SPARES FOR SALE

    I have recently had a garage tidy-up and found a number of new and used Y Type parts that I no longer need as I sold my YB last year after 9 years of ownership. I am open to offers for any or all of the following parts:
    Headlamp switch, original, good used
    2 dashboard switches with octagonal knobs, good used
    Lucas contact set 407050, new old stock
    Starter motor brush set Commercial...

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