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.
'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 ?
> >'75 B Roadster.
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.