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Re: [Mgs] 79 MGB handbrake

To: PaulHunt73 <>,
Subject: Re: [Mgs] 79 MGB handbrake
From: Charley & Peggy Robinson via Mgs <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:09:43 -0500
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After I get over this sinus infection I'll have to get under Her Majesty 
to see if all the bits are there.


On 7/17/2015 9:42 AM, PaulHunt73 wrote:
> The 'box' only applies to 77 and later MGBs.  Before that the outer 
> ends at a pivoting lever on the diff casing, the inner extends to the 
> left-hand wheel, and a short cable goes back from the right-hand 
> wheel.  Other than that both types work the same, i.e. the end of the 
> outer moves to a position where the same force is applied to both 
> brakes when the cabin lever is pulled up.
> I posted a link to a picture of the later system.
> There were no less than 10 handbrake cables for the MGB - banjo, Mk1 
> tube, Mk2 chrome, rubber bumper to September 76, and September 76 on, 
> and each of these had variations for wire wheels and stud wheels.  So 
> plenty of scope for manufacturers getting it wrong. The first four 
> pairs all vary in length and the last pair has the different 
> compensation arrangement, as well as a different length to most if not 
> all of the others.  If yours is only slightly too long i.e. the cabin 
> lever comes up too far and you have used up all the adjustment at the 
> cabin lever end, you can clamp a spacer or 'shortener' onto the short 
> cable at the compensation lever, between the nipple and where it comes 
> out of the trunnion on the free end of the compensation lever 
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> That sounds intriguing. I have a '69 Tourer w/wire wheels.  The cable 
>> for it doesn't have a rectangular box, AIR. 


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