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Post by GoodShipCF2 » Subscribing Member » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:37 am
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Hi Phil ,
not being with it :roll: , I did not realise the posts continued on page 2 :wall: , many thanks for front brake shoe part nos , will hopefully help search. All is not lost as you can get linings re-bonded onto existing shoes. Many thanks for that. :thumb: I appreciate what you said about drums and hubs , due to lack of TLC my CF2 had all 4 drums welded by rust to hubs , so in overhauling and cleaning brakes up I have checked , drive shafts , hubs and bearings. I have also bought some Castrol red rubber grease to grease up wheel cylinders. I appreciate all help and advice and hopefully will pull my finger out and get club subscription sorted. What do you do for NEW FRONT DRUMS ? Rears are same as LDV and can be got from Brakes Int. or LDV Parts Direct but where do you get NEW Fronts from ? :?: All the best

:thumb: Kevin - B'ham :D
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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:55 pm
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As far as I know new front drums only ever came with hub attached from Vauxhall-Bedford dealers and factory supply dried up about 1990.

If the drums are scored or oval then they might skim true using the hub to centre the assembly; over-size linings ground to suit the new drum profile may be required. One for a brake specialist.
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Re: Hi from GoodshipCF2

Post by GoodShipCF2 » Subscribing Member » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:55 am
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Hi Phil
please by all means put me straight :o I am no engineer or expert but Drums are a wearing item. Being in the Waste Industry our trucks get hammered and go through drums like no tomo :o So I assume Bedford CF's do not get heavy use or people drive with the ...... what DO YOU NEED BRAKES FOR ...... TECHNIQUE :D
Like I said my drums are near there run out service limit according to the haynes spec., so come better weather I'll have to go and see the engineer fella I have found and see what the score is with making new drums.....
Many thanks for posting help and advice . Hope you all have a Great Christmas ( that's real and not commercial hybrid christmas !!!! ) I am most definitely going to be having a drop of some of my Fire Nectar !

Best to all Kevin - B'ham :thumb: :brew:
The GLASS - Pessimist it's half empty... Optimist it's half full ... Engineer it's twice the size it needs to be ...

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:35 pm
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Drum wear is to be expected, more so with non-asbestos linings. However, the driver is the greatest influence.

If you use use the 'What do you need brakes for?' technique then you should get good use out of the drums fitted now.
  • What is real is not the external form but the idea, the essence of things. Constantin Brâncuși

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Post by GoodShipCF2 » Subscribing Member » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:06 pm
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Hi Phil
:thumb: I'm very new to this world as it is now.... I'll let you know how I get on with the engineer guy I found in the Black Country ... next year and if anything useful I'll post on the site. Sorted the indicator stalk by getting a LandRover one and cutting/soldering my old loom connector to the new switch :thumb:

I hope you have a Great Christmas break and all the best for the new Year . I'm going to put a post on the site about the indicator stalk with photos , so hopefully will help someone else :D
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