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RE: Brakes locking up on MGB

Subject: RE: Brakes locking up on MGB
From: Bob Shaw <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 06:58:36 -0500
>Hello list,
>   I have a brake problem with my 69 MGBGT. Occcasionally, the brakes do not
>release. It seems to be on the rear brakes only. When this happens, the
>is very stiff, and I can tell that the rear brakes are still engaged. Master
>cylinder? Any suggestions?
>                                            Thanks,
>                                            Mike, 69 BGT
Replace the rear flex hose. As they age the inside may swell, 
blocking free passage of fluid. There is enough pressure to force it 
through, activating the brakes, but there is no return pressure to 
allow the fluid to flow back into the system properly.
Bob Shaw
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