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Re: Front Brake question

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Subject: Re: Front Brake question
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 14:45:10 -0700
I don't see any reason to mess with the rotors at all. Surface rust on the
swept area is not a problem -- brake pads are great at removing rust. You
can always take a wire brush to the edges if you feel the need to clean them

on 6/3/03 2:17 PM, James Feyrer at james.feyrer@Dartmouth.EDU wrote:

> I am im the process of reviving a 68 B that has been sitting for 7
> years.  Before going in to hibernation, I was using it as a daily driver
> and it was pretty well sorted out.  In the interim, the master cylinder
> went dry, so the first thing I am doing is rebuilding all the
> hydraulics.  The rear is pretty much done (much cursing over circlips).
> As I turn to the fronts, I am wondering whether I need to replace the
> rotors.  They are unscored and basically clean, with a bit of surface
> rust on the contact surfaces and more serious rust on the edge of the
> disk.  The front brakes worked well before I put it away, but the rotors
> are the ones that came with the car.
> The front suspension was rebuilt about 15 years (and no more than 20,000
> miles), so I suspect that the front wheel bearings are fine, so I will
> be pulling the hubs purely to get at the rotors.  The cost of new rotors
> seems reasonable, but I am leery of pulling off the front hubs if I can
> avoid it.  Is this a complicated/difficult job?  Any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jim Feyrer
> 1968 MGB


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
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