Thursday, 16 July 2015

Both front brake drums topcoated

Both front drums and backplates have been topcoated.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Other front brake and drum done

Both sides are ready for topcoat tomorrow...

Front brake shoes in, drum primed

The first set of front brake shoes in place, drum on and primed.


This thingy holds a spring in place, that holds the brake shoes in place. Made from scratch.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Rear brake backplates being sorted

Wear plates on the rear brake backplates being "unworn".

Front brake Levers

Made out of incorrect but genuine brake levers.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Brake Shoes repaired and relined

Brake shoes back from being repaired and relined. Eight rear and rear handbrake shoes on the left, four front shoes on the right. At some point someone must have put too thick a lining on the front shoes, so machined off a bit of the cam follower to get them on! That had to be sorted.

The front shoes are unusual in that one end of one shoe is anchored, then the shoes are linked together, then the cam acts on the far end of the linked shoe. Applying the brakes means that the braking action on the first shoe forces the second shoe into the drum far harder than the normal system. Sunbeams have really good brakes!