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Re: TD Front Brake Problems

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Subject: Re: TD Front Brake Problems
From: "S. P. Carr" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 12:11:58 -0400
Bill --

There is supposed to be a return spring on the brake pedal (see diagram in 
Moss catalog).

Also, make sure your carpet/pedal boot isn't pushed forward and restricting 
rearward pedal movement.

Sarah Carr
TD3942EXLU in PA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Snyder" <>
To: "MG T List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: TD Front Brake Problems

> Thanks, list, for all of your input on my '53 TD front brake problem.
> I believe that those of you suggesting a fluid return problem may have
> the solution. I don't believe that my brake pedal returns as it should.
> In testing the brakes in my garage, when I physically pull the brake
> pedal back up, the brakes release completely and there is no rubbing or
> drag whatsoever. There seems to be no resistance when the pedal is
> pulled posteriorly. Is it possible that the spring in the Master
> Cylinder is not strong enough? Has anyone tried installing an auxillary
> return spring on the brake pedal?
> As for the brake light switch, I have not yet had time to further
> investigate it. I had multiple comments that a failing switch resulted
> in the brake lights not coming on at all. I had one reply that a failed
> switch resulted in the brake lights remaining on. Since the brake lights
> have not been tested and functional prior to this event, I am not even
> sure that it is not a wiring issue from the resto.
> Bill Snyder
> '53 TD
> '66 B

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