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MG TD TF 1500 - Brakes TD

I'm new at this and need a little guidance. The front brake cylinders are on in reverse. I need to remove them and reinstall them properly. I have pulled the hub and drum off. Could someone outline the remaining steps for me in sequence?

ie: best way to relieve the brake fluid pressure, remove the shoes etc.

Mort TD 1851

It's pretty basic Mort. Look at T Talk for the steps
if you have no manual. Dave Braun's MG web page has great pictures. Look through the archives for bleeding procedures. Getting those two mounts nuts off on the back of the cylinders can be a challenge. Hopefully your cylinders are OK. You may want to rebuild them since they have to come out and the kits are rather inexpensive.
Mike Hart (52 TD 16378)

Look carefully at the shoes and springs (the holes they go in)...when you remove the springs things will tend to fall off.... note what way the adjusters sit....
There is no pressure in the lines until you apply the brakes... you will, however lose a little fluid...
If you have a brake line wrench, use that, or an open end rather then any kind of adjustable....
gblawson(gordon- TD27667)

To all ofyou. I have in my younger days
( 50years ago) been a technition on F 86 F(sabre)in the Norwegian Air force. On th school I was toldto never use an ajustable spanneras a toolfor nuts and bilts. Its only usable as a hammer when you dont'have a proper hammer at hand.
Thoralf. Norway TD 4490
Thoralf Sorensen (TD4490)

I think your explaination of the proper use of an adjustable spanner is quite humorous !!!!!
Steve Wincze

(and correct)
gblawson(gordon- TD27667)

Very good Thoralf! Although they are kind of handy for plumbing...

Dave Braun

Thank you all. The job is basically done. A few more things to do and then a test drive.
Mort TD 1851

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