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Hi Barrie,

Referring to your last answer, do you mean  driving 100 miles in the current situation or after having re-adjusted the brakes ?

I did have the impression though that the brakes were responding very good, but if you advice to reduce to two clicks (and allow some rubbing), I will do this anyway!

Hi Pierre

So long as the brakes are working properly and it feels safe, drive the car as it now is.  

After 100 miles, then adjust the brakes.  Normally, you lock them solid and then undo the adjuster one or two clicks.  If they still rub a little bit, that is OK.

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Barrie Jones


MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.


I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

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Barrie's Notes on the 1953-55 MG TF (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB GT V8 (author). /=====/ The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500. (author)

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