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Rear brake back plate


NickT
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Hi all.

Does anyone know if these are still available for a Mk2 Vitesse. Is there anywhere to get reconditioned ones.  Think the pins on the shoes are pulling through the holes.

Cheers Nick 

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Most of the main suppliers claim to have them, until you click on the link then they're NLA.

I'd try a breaker / reconditioner like Chic Doig, if a repair can't be performed on your existing ones. Is there any way a washer can be adapted, by welding over or behind the existing worn hole, or even use one of the the slotted retaining clips over the pin - put it onto the pin then the pin through the backplate?

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As Colin says, just put a washer on the back all sizes are readi;y available on fleabay. You might have to cut down/modify but you still get the pins in various sizes and not expensive like these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-x-Brake-Shoe-Pins-Suits-ROVER-Length-42-mm-Brake-Shoe-Retaining-Pin-BR52-1-2/183650292518?hash=item2ac2691326:g:cuAAAOSwWN5cSFkn

Tony

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replace the pins with a bolt and nyloc nut  tighten to get some pressure on the shoe to retain it against the back plate  if the holes grown yes just add a washer 

keep the nuts on the outside to keep heat off the nylock ,  much easier than the twist and push cheap and nasty originals

pete

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I always thought the pins were deliberately smaller than the hole to allow for movement, not only in and out but up and down, as the shoes wear or grip? Otherwise there'd just be a slot for the twist and push lock and the shank would be the same thickness as the hole?

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