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Re: TD Front Brake Problems

To: "mg-t" <>
Subject: Re: TD Front Brake Problems
From: "Bob Donahue" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 17:35:54 -0500
Aside  from the return spring, make sure the pedal bearing for both the 
brake and clutch are well lubed. When I got my TD the old grease was so 
thick and sticky, that it actually inhibited the return of both pedals. 
Pumping in new grease didn't help until I cleaned out the old grease. Note 
that there is an often missed grease zirk just for pedal lubrication.

Bob Donahue (Still Stuck in the '50s)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Snyder" <>
To: "MG T List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:41 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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