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Re: Parking brake arm rubs

To: Max Heim <>
Subject: Re: Parking brake arm rubs
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 11:50:47 -0600 (MDT)
Are you sure that is where the problem is really at?  If you have a loose
wheel bearing in the front that disk will rub the brake pads on that side
when it is on the outside of the corner.  It is a very metalic sound and
doesn't usually show up when driving straight.

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'74 BGT bastardization with big aluminum heart :)
'63 Buick 215 cubic inch 'heart'

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Max Heim wrote:

> ??? Not sure if it's different in a 75, but I have a hard time figuring 
> how cornering can cause a component at the rear wheel to rub (since the 
> relative positions of the wheel, hub, brake drum, backing plate, and axle 
> tube are fixed). Regardless of whether the parking brake is installed 
> correctly, the clearances shouldn't change under cornering (except for 
> wheel flex & bearing end float, which would be a few thousandths at 
> most). I would be a little concerned about the condition of the wheel 
> bearing on that corner, assuming the lug nuts are tight. I may be 
> overlooking some other possibilities, but on principle "it just don't 
> seem right".
> Joe Short had this to say:
> >I have been hearing a grinding sound while cornering ever since I started 
> >driving my '75 B roadster this season. Last night I was able to locate the 
> >source of the sound, but I'm not sure how to fix it. The parking brake lever 
> >is rubbing up against the inside of the wheel when cornering. The brakes are 
> >adjusted, and the parking brake appears to be working fine. I put a new 
> >parking brake cable in this spring, is it possible that it is not adjusted 
> >properly ?
> >If so, how do I know when it is set up correctly ?
> >
> >Joe
> >'75 B Roadster.
> >
> >
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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