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RE: Parking brake arm rubs

Subject: RE: Parking brake arm rubs
From: Joe Short <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 14:15:03 -0400
Yeah, I'm sure. I originally thought it was my Addco sway bar in front, but 
while driving last night with the battery cover off, I noticed it was 
definitely coming from the rear. It happens on both sides too...

>===== Original Message From James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU> 
>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 
>> >is rubbing up against the inside of the wheel when cornering. The brakes 
>> >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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