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1990 +8 Rear Brakes #655212
09/08/20 11:43 PM
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I've got a sticking nearside rear drum brake, so jacked it up, took off the wheel and had a look.
What i found seems rather strange to me...so appreciate your thoughts, knowledge and experience of the said subject.
1. The brake adjuster on the rear of the baking plate was at 9 o'clock position - i recall (from many years ago so could be wrong) this being at the bottom or 6 o'clock position?
2. The brake pipe going to the rear nearside slave cylinder is fed from what appears to be the bleed nipple of the offside slave cylinder?
3. The handbrake linkage seems twisted, as the slave cylinder is in the 3 o'clock position?

Thoughts please.
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Re: 1990 +8 Rear Brakes [Re: jeremylparker] #655223
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On mine the nearside adjuster is around 11 o'clock position and the slave around 5 o'clock

Identical to the ones on this thread Rear brakes

I think the rear brakes were the same for +4, 4/4 and +8 up to 1993. If not, then ignore my post!


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Re: 1990 +8 Rear Brakes [Re: jeremylparker] #655224
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The brake pipe is fine - my has a t piece and goes to each slave individually, but i understand the set up like yours is fairly commonplace.

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Re: 1990 +8 Rear Brakes [Re: jeremylparker] #655241
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My 85/6 +8 has a similar pipe layout to that described by the O.P. the advantage of which would seem to be that the rear brakes system has only one bleed nipple to seize or break off... hide

My guess is that GoMoG.com will have schematics of rear brake layouts for all models...?

Re: 1990 +8 Rear Brakes [Re: TBM] #655242
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Thx - TBM & Luddite
The pictures in the link are a big help - now i know what 'good' looks like.
Guess I was expecting separate brake pipes because of the dual circuit for safety - but perhaps the car has a single brake circuit?

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JLP, I suspect your thinking is correct re the expectation of finding dual circuit brakes. I have not been involved in other than general brake maintenance on my Morgan, though I went out to the garage and the brake master cyl has two take off points which would suggest dual circuit, as might be expected of a car of that year. Without getting under, I suspect that the front brakes are a different circuit from the rears, as opposed to the more normal(?) diagonal front/rear split..?

Re: 1990 +8 Rear Brakes [Re: jeremylparker] #655262
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Front rear split.

First take off nearest the bulkhead is the front brake circuit and the furthest away is the rear circuit.

I've just done a dual circuit conversion on my 1968 Plus 4

Arwyn


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