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.
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...
ETA: Dave has provided more clarity to my post (as normal I was still typing mine while he posted).
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5CvHB-09MBSXjFtleY0qQA $32K or Best offer PAYP...
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...