Handbrake adjustment

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Hello one and all
Met Julian for the first time this week. Had the pleasure of his hospitality
and some work on my car. I've been on the list for a couple of years now and
never had the chance to meet as I've missed the Salisbury events so far.
Anyway, nice to met at last and get some first hand knowledge. I was royally
looked after by Julian and his wife and entertained by three gorgeous
daughters and three bonkers dogs. Fab.
One thing we noticed when al the wheels were off... The handbrake shoes have
been binding a little and with the car on stands it was the perfect time to
adjust the handbrake. Mine is a jap import, about '93 allegedly, and unlike
UK spec cars, there was no grommet-covered hole on the protective housing to
poke a screwdriver through to rotate the little ratchet that then moves the
pads one way or the other. Looks like I've beaten Julian to it but we both
wondered if anyone else had come across this with an import.
Jeremy
'93 HDJ-81, 124k kilometres, plus some of the usual stuff.
 
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On 10/13/06, Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy
I am not sure what the protective housing might be on your LC, but on
mine the adjustment is done through a small hole in the brake drum (or
whatever that part of the brake disk is called), somewhere between the
wheel studs.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Guys
Just on that subject of brake drum etc, do you need the little rubber
grommet in there or is is ok to leave it out.
cheer
john 92 HDj 80 1HDT
 
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Hi Roman,
Usually on most vehicles you have an oval hole in the backing plate on
the inside of the hub at the bottom with a rubber bung in it (and yes
John, you ideally need to have one in there).
Anyway on Jeremy's car there wasn't a hole there just a hole in the front
of the drum, a very small circular hole.
The problem with adjusting through this hole is that you can only do it
when the wheel is off and then you struggle to keep the hub properly
mounted (Jeremy's car didn't have any studs holding the disk and drum in
place on the hub and was moving around a bit.
It seemed a very odd setup, but actually looking at my car it seems the
same.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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On 10/13/06, Julian Voelcker <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Julian,
A stack of washers on two-three wheel studs workes allright for me.
If Jeremy's car didn't have them, how on earth did he manage to drive
it to you ? :)
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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