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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 1275 rear backplate and 1500 replacement
|Hello, my '65 midget has a sheared and solid brake adjuster on the drivers side. |
Tried lots of heat and molegrips but it won't shift.
Next idea is to pick up a 1500 axle and swap the back plates (1275 ones seem quite rare). Not too keen on removing bearings and don't have a hub puller, presume I'll have to get one and new rear brake shoes and slave cylinders (changing both sides) to do this?
|have you tried welding a nut onto it? both the heat from the weld and possibly being able to unscrew it backwards out of the drum side|
|Hmmm, intresting idea|
Couple of thoughts ... The early cars had 1/4 eliptic suspension system and the later cars had radious systems
Depending on the year, the gearing is differant for a 1500, and if your car has a 948 or a 1098, it may struggle
And watch the wire wheels vs solid steel wheels as the axle width is not the same
And the rear brake linkage/lever system will be differant as well
But other then those draw backs...how was the play Mrs. Lincone
|Prop and the Blackhole Midget|
|1275 backplates aren't really rare - I've put pairs on ebay and they've not sold before now. I can probably put a pair on tomorrow if you're interested? All in GWO of course.|
|Not forgetting that 1275 and 1500 use a different diameter wheel cylinder, so the locating hole for the roll pin is in a different position.|
|Thanks for the pointers, going to get my local garage to weld a nut on, then i might try and track down a backplate if that doesn't work. Many thanks Rob|
|rp these are on ebay but I don't know if they are 1500s|
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This thread was discussed between 22/08/2012 and 23/08/2012
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