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MG MGB Technical - MGB REAR BRAKE BACKPLATES
does anyone know the difference between the mgb roadster and gt rear brake backplates, are they interchangeble as it is the roadster rear wheel cylinders I wish to use.
|The slave cylinders have a locating pin on them|
to prevent the cylinder(s) from rotating on the
The pins on the GT's and the roadsters are located
slightly differently and the backplates are drilled
When swapping cylinders between the two model cars, most folks simply drill another hole for the
locating pin, or braze close the original hole and
drill a new one.
Irregardless. to answer your question, yes, the
backplates are interchangeable.
|Many Thanks Daniel for solving my problem.|
|And the reason they are different is that the slave cylinders are different sizes giving different braking effects - the GT is larger than the roadster giving greater braking effort at the rear because of the greater weight. The exception is the V8 GT which paradoxically uses roadster backplate and slaves. Ordinarily use GT slaves on a roadster and you might get rear wheel locking, 'tother way round will give you reduced braking effect overall.|
|Paul Hunt 2|
I should have said that the car is a V8 roadster with v8 front brakes.
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