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Rear brake assembly needed

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Clois Harlan, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    My name is Clois Harlan and I am new here. I recently acquired a true barn find 67 Alpine. It had been stored in a dirt floor barn since 1988. The tires and wheels were completely rusted out and had to have new wheels and tires to move it. What I didn’t look at was the rear brakes which were already removed including all adjusters, springs etc. I knew I would be replacing the floors and trunk area metal.
    I ordered néw shoes and wheel cylinders but I have no idea we’re to find all the springs, EB levers, brackets, etc.. As you might guess as my rebuild progresses I will be needing other things and probably asking some dumb questions. Asking your forgiveness in advance. upload_2020-12-16_17-1-27.png
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. husky drvr

    husky drvr Gold Level Sponsor

    Clois,

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your acquisition.

    You should feel free to list your find with the site registry. From your description, I'll guess your car isn't included (one of the links at the bottom of the home page. You can also find a link to the work shop manual in PDF. The appropriate manual is WSM 145 for the series V Alpines.

    For a bit more help on your question, if you would post your VIN and hopefully a picture or so of backing plate and any loose brake parts that might be with the car. The initial production of sV's came with a self adjusting rear brake set up that proved problematic and was dropped in later production. Many sV's that originally had the self adjusters, were changed to manual adjusters for various reasons.

    Hope this helps,
     
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  3. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

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  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    TAke a look at my Rear Disc Kit for the ALpine/Tiger you may like it for the simplistic replacement and operation.
     
  5. husky drvr

    husky drvr Gold Level Sponsor

    Clois,

    You have the self adusting brake backing plate and wheel cylinder.
     
  6. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    7C009254-B65F-4851-9DE2-0A25B3D4F605.jpeg 41214A31-B8A6-4C1E-8735-85762001360D.jpeg I have added photos of my sn B 395011821 LRX
    As well as my brake backing plate and other shots
     
  7. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    Where can I find it and what’s the price?

    thanks Dan
     
  8. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

  9. husky drvr

    husky drvr Gold Level Sponsor

    Clois,

    Just curious, what vision do you have for your car?

    Interesting steering wheel, it's not stock. I also noticed the spare tire well in the trunk floor has been removed and patched - and the patch is about rusted away. Think you have some work ahead of you.
     
  10. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    I have lots of work ahead but since I am retired I can work on it at a fair pace plus my shop has heat and ac which is important here.
     
  11. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    Also, I can do most of the work myself including most mechanical, welding, and paint and body. I worked at a paint and body shop while in college. (Didn’t get that football scholarship)).
     
  12. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    My intent is to go back close to stock and sell it to my school teacher daughter who will drive to her school about 3 miles from her house. When she turned 16 she wanted a Tiger. She settled for used Mercur XR4TI.
     
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  13. mikephillips

    mikephillips Donation Time

    To go back to original type rears I'd recommend getting the manual adjust type setups from a Series IV or V rather than the self adjusting. The self adjusting adjusters and the pin with serrated wheel are handed and were always problematic as they'd seize. The self adjusting while yes requiring manual adjusting every now and then are the same side to side. So you'd need manual adjust back plates, brake drums and two of the emergency brake arms as original parts. The cylinders and retainers, use the later 2 piece retainers, brake shoes, springs and shoe retaining pins/springs can all be obtained new. Easier to obtain since their use spanned a longer time period. And the self adjusting specific adjuster hardware can be hard to find.
     
  14. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    I agree with Mike-just redid the rear brakes on a late S5 with those crummy self adjusters-both had locked up solid. I will convert them to earlier brakes if they act up again! Oh and I found out the brake shoes are different for them too.
     
  15. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

  16. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks so much I am new to the English Market although I have had a Triumph Spitfire in 72
    When you say Subscribe is there a fee and if so how much and where do you pay?

    Clois Harlan
     
  17. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

     
  18. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    I read a little further so I have subscribed
     
  19. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    That is mainly why I went to the rear disc. Simple, functional, easily repair/replacement of the pads and better stopping performance.
     
  20. Clois Harlan

    Clois Harlan Gold Level Sponsor

    Give me an idea of the total cost of your rear disc brake kit.
    I take it the Toyota rotors and calipers need to be sourced from a salvage vehicle?
     

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