[Healeys] Front Brake Pads and Rotors

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 14:46:33 MST 2020

Price, IMHO something is wrong with what has been done.
My thoughts..
I would suggest that you first check that the brake rotor is centered in
the caliper.
The dust shields can be easily bent back a little to clear the caliper but
if you didn't have a rubbing problem before the work it is unlikely that
the shields are the problem because you should not have needed to take them
Are you sure that you reinstalled the BTC431 spacers that go onto the stub
axles before anything else?


On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 4:23 PM R. Lindsay, <050.rpl at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently changed and repacked my front bearings and installed new pads.
> I used Bosch brake pads which I think must be slightly thicker. When I test
> drove the car I could tell that the pads were very slightly engaged. I
> presume this will go away with time but wonder if I’m causing damage.
> The bigger issue is that when I drive straight away there seems to be a
> slight metallic rubbing sound.  When I put the car on jack stands and turn
> the wheels by hand, there is a slight rubbing if I move the tires as if the
> car is moving forward but find it extremely hard to turn the tires by hand
> in the direction they would turn if backing up.
> Also, when I make a turn, the slight sound becomes very pronounced and
> “rattle like.”  I think something may be rubbing against the dust covers.
> When I spun the tires before putting the wheels on I could hear the same
> sound. Could the disk be warped and or the dust cover bent?  I eyed the
> disc and it doesn’t seem to wobble but then the brake shoes may be keeping
> it in line. Can the dust cover be straightened (or bent away from the
> rotor) or do I need to buy new parts?
> If the suggestion is to replace the rotors, should I go for the $200
> drilled/slotted rotors or spend $58 for the standard version?  (I do not
> drive the car hard or race it.)
> Thank you for any help you can provide!
> Price Lindsay
> 67 BJ8
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